For a fat transfer to the butt, does it only work with regular Liposuction or can it work with the other kinds? (Ex: smartlipo)
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For a fat transfer to the butt, does it only work with regular Liposuction or can it work with the other kinds?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Yes, Regular Liposuction is Essential
With 'regular' liposuction (tumescent liposuction), the fat is manually extracted and is not subjected to high energy sources which destroy cells. Therefore, it gives the surgeon the highest proportion of viable fat cells (fat cells that yield the best 'fat graft take') to then process and re-inject because the fat is only manually extracted.
Laser and SmartLipo liquefy the fat and damage a large portion of the viable fat cells so they are not at all suitable fat extraction techniques for use in fat grafting.
Fat grafting results are highly dependent on surgical technique during each stage of the procedure. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced with fat grafting procedures to discuss your specific goals.
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