Fat Transfer and Fat Grafting
Although many surgeons perform fat transfer and fat grafting, Dr. Kenrick Spence has the exceptional training, knowledge and experience you want for this innovative enhancement method.
What makes fat transfer in Orlando so beneficial? It can sculpt your body while rejuvenating your face or hands.
Here's how it works: Dr. Spence uses LipoStructure®, an innovative alternative to traditional liposuction, to harvest fat from one area of your body, such as your love handles or tummy pooch, thereby contouring that area. After purifying the harvested fat, he injects it into the targeted areas, such as hollows under the cheeks, the jawline, temples, brows or lips. Just as with injectable fillers such as Restylane®, men and women can look younger and more attractive after the procedure.
In addition, Dr. Spence often uses fat in facial plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts, accentuating the rejuvenating benefits of the surgery. When desirable, Dr. Spence also performs fat grafting, which involves taking a small strip of fat and skin from one area of your body to enhance another. For example, a dermal fat graft can be performed to highlight your lip border.
Learn how fat transfer and fat grafting can create a sculpted, vibrant new you. Request a consultation with Dr. Spence today. Or, call us at (407) 999-2585, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to assist you.
Who is a Candidate for Fat Transfer and Grafting?
You may benefit from Orlando fat transfer and grafting if you want to slim down those trouble spots on your body and also:
- Look younger by restoring lost volume to cheek hollows, the brow area, temples or jawline
- Fill in facial folds, creases and wrinkles
- Make depressed scars, such as those from acne, less noticeable
- Transform thin lips to full, sensual ones
- Restore lost volume and smoothness to your hands
To view the naturally beautiful results that Dr. Spence achieves, see our Before-and-After Photos.
Fat Transfer and Grafting Procedures
Overview: For fat transfer and grafting, Dr. Spence harvests the fat from one area of your body, such as your hips or tummy, using LipoStructure, also known as the Coleman technique. The Coleman technique involves harvesting the fat gently by hand, which Dr. Spence has found protects the fragile fat, making the recovery process smoother and making results last longer. He then purifies the harvested fat before injecting it into the targeted areas, such as cheek hollows or lips. Dr. Spence uses a similar procedure for fat grafting.
What's special: If you're like most people, you probably have "trouble spots" that refuse to respond to diet and exercise, such as love handles, a tummy pooch, or a muffin top. At the same time, you may want to restore lost volume to your face. Imagine achieving both goals with a single procedure. Now you can with fat transfer or fat grafting.
During your consultation, Dr. Spence evaluates two key aspects:
- The donor site from which to harvest the fat using LipoStructure
- The areas to augment with the purified fat
Areas of the body that typically benefit most from LipoStructure, and thus serve as the best sources of fat to harvest, include the thighs, flanks, stomach and upper back. Dr. Spence usually performs fat transfer or fat grafting on an outpatient basis, often using only local anesthesia.
Two to three sessions typically are recommended to accomplish the best aesthetic results. During the first session, Dr. Spence usually focuses on achieving the desired facial volume, with subsequent sessions devoted to refinement for elegant appeal.
In addition to using harvested fat for cheek hollows, temples, jawlines, facial creases, depressed scars and facial folds, Dr. Spence often performs fat transfer and fat grafting as part of:
Recovery & Results
The degree of swelling involved and the downtime needed varies depending on the amount of fat injected and the areas targeted. During your consultation, Dr. Spence will provide you with detailed instructions to ensure that your recovery period is as quick and comfortable as possible.
The benefits of fat transfer typically include:
- Slimmer, sculpted regions of the body on which LipoStructure was performed
- Glowing, healthy skin that looks more youthful in the areas treated, with signs of aging such as hollows under the cheeks filled in and the jawline beautifully sculpted. If fat grafting is performed on the lips, they will appear voluptuously full and exquisitely shaped.
To maintain the benefits of your procedure:
- Follow a healthy diet and fitness program.
- Ask Dr. Spence about an at-home skin care regimen.