Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Body Fat

WriterMama on 22 Apr 2012 at 3:00pm

Everybody knows that recycling is good for the planet. In honor of Earth Day, we're helping you contribute to the cause, with a look at an “environmentally friendly” cosmetic procedure: fat transfer. This means you can reduce your tummy and reuse that unwanted fat to sculpt your butt or plump your lips. 

Skeptical? Have a look at these amazing before-and-after photos from a few of the many aesthetic doctors who help make the world a better (er, more beautiful?) place by recycling fat.

Luscious lips

This procedure uses fat from your hips, thighs, or abdomen to lend your lips a plumper profile. Pucker up!
 

A better butt

Depth and definition come from fat that's recycled from your lower back, tummy, or thighs, resulting in a profile with plenty of curves. 92% say their Brazilian butt lift was worth it!
 

Fuller breasts
fat transfer breast augmentation

While fat transfer for breasts is not for everyone, the procedure can be performed reliably by experienced surgeons, and can increase your measurements by a full cup size.
 

Get cheeky

Having fat injected into your cheeks can definitely put a smile on your face. This procedure is often part of face-sculpting surgeries that can also include work on your brows, eyelids, and lips. 51% say their fat transfer was worth it. 
 

Helping hands

Shave years from your hands with fat transfer to fill out sagging spots and unsightly veins. This process is highly effective for aging hands.

Now that you know your fat can be recycled, how would you reduce and reuse? What part of your body do you want to see less of—and where would you add more? Tell us about it in the comments!

Photo credits: Usha Rajagopal, MDDaniel P. Markmann, MDStanley Okoro, MDSamuel Lam, MDJennifer Reichel, MD