Categories: Body Sculpting3.7 min read

by Stephen Luther, M.D.


Autologous Fat Transfer: Fill Out in All the Right Places

Say goodbye to unwanted fat and hello to curves with confidence, made possible with an innovative transformation in body sculpting: autologous fat transfer, courtesy of laser liposuction. This minimally invasive procedure can remove those last few inches of stubborn fat from troublesome areas such as the belly or thighs and transfer it to all the right places.

Sounds too good to be true? Let’s uncover the facts to discover if autologous fat transfer is suitable for you.

Defining Autologous Fat Transfer

Autologous means life forms with similar structures evolving from the same origin.

Fat is localized adipocytes (cells specialized for storing fat) layered between muscles and skin, called subcutaneous deposits.

The transfer occurs as the fat cells are removed from one area of your body, separated, and deposited into another area of your body.

The result looks and feels real because your fat – not an artificial implant – is arranged more proportionately to enhance a more desirable area of your body.

Symbios’ commitment to providing innovative aesthetic and wellness solutions is unveiled further in our latest addition: a state-of-the-art surgical suite. In addition, our medical spa expansion offers a private entrance and exit, an exclusive waiting lounge, and modern renovations to treatment rooms. In our fresh new space, we are poised to cater to small groups or individuals, offering our valued clients a quintessential spa experience. Come and see why our atmosphere, level of care, and expertise are at the top of medical aesthetics.

Ins and Outs of the Fat Transfer Procedure

Dr. Stephen Luther skillfully performs the groundbreaking laser liposuction autologous fat transfer procedure in Symbios’ new surgical suite.

Several steps occur to remove and transfer your fat:

  • Local anesthesia – which reduces the riskof complications, costs, and recovery time – is administered.
  • A tiny incision near the treatment area is made, through which a cannula is inserted. Most commonly, stubborn fat is removed from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, and male chest.
  • Laser energy is administered through the cannula to gently break up fat cells for gentle aspiration while encouraging tissue tightening and remodeling, resulting in a smoother, firmer, and smaller area.
  • Using a closed-loop circuit created for the laser lipo system, the collected fat remains sterile as it is separated to remove virtually all impurities.

The transfer occurs as the isolated high-quality fat cells are strategically injected and deposited into your preferred area(s). Commonly enhanced areas include:

  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Deep facial lines
  • Hands
  • Vulva labia

Benefits of Autologous Fat Transfer

The most significant benefit autologous fat transfer is how you look and feel. Your perceived body image influences how you present yourself, with your size proportions showing more than any designer clothing or expensive material objects. Investing in your confidence and self-esteem is always beneficial, especially with the autologous fat transfer that helps enhance your body shape.

There are also several other advantages to laser lipo autologous fat transfer procedure.

  • Compared to traditional body contouring procedures, less scarring occurs with autologous fat transfer because it involves small incisions to extract and transfer the fat cells. The fat transfer incisions often heal faster, leaving less visible scars.
  • The results are long-lasting and can be permanent with proper post-treatment care. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and stable body weight can influence the duration of your results. Once established, the transferred fat cells will behave like the rest of the fat cells in your body.
  • A shorter recovery time is experienced with laser liposuction than other surgical body contouring. Patients typically resume normal activities in two to three days and most physical exercises in two to three weeks.
  • Compared to the side effects of traditional liposuction, laser liposuction patients experience less postoperative swelling, pain, and bruising.
  • Autologous fat transfer is often a better alternative than synthetic implants for several reasons. For instance, the procedure is usually less invasive; the results appear natural because your fat is used instead of synthetic materials; the fat cells can plump because of the host of robust anti-aging stem cells within them; and the transferred fat cells are from your body, which means the risk of allergic reactions or foreign body rejections is low.

This spring, the dual benefits of laser liposuction will shape new possibilities at Symbios Medical Spa. If you seek the perfect solution to remove stubborn fat and achieve a more proportionate body, call us at 843.738.4000 to schedule a consultation.


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