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A Quick Look on Fat Injections in San Diego

Posted on September 14, 2013 by - Fat Injections

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Have you ever thought about using your own fat (say belly fat for example) and transferring it to volume deficient areas in your body such as your breasts, buttocks, biceps, breasts or hands?  San Diego fat transfer plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon, has performed countless fat transfer procedures, servicing both men and women in the San Diego area.

What Happens During a San Diego Fat Injection Procedure

By and large, here’s a glimpse on what happens during fat transfers in San Diego:

  • The procedure can take as little as an hour. The anesthetic agent used in this type of procedure is often describe as “twilight sedation” wherein you are still awake but are numbed from any pain or discomfort.  In some cases, general anesthesia may be required, particularly if it involves a combination of surgeries.

  • Both antiseptic and topical anesthetic will be applied to both donor and recipient areas. The buttocks and thighs may be the donor areas.

  • Fat will then be harvested from the donor area through liposuction.

  • The collected fat will be processed and purified before they will be re-injected to the donor site.

It will probably take around 3 to 4 days before the newly injected fat cells receive fresh blood supply from your capillaries and blood vessels. Repeated injections are recommended for longer-lasting results.

Should You Get Fat Injections?

First of all, if you wish to have fat injections for your volume-deficient areas, you should have sufficient fat deposits from your donor area. Also, you should be in excellent health — both physically and psychologically, and should quit smoking weeks or even a month before the procedure.

Don’t be dissatisfied with your self-image any longer! Click here to request a consultation with Dr. Chacon at Divino Plastic Surgery today or call us at 858-633-7546 for more information on San Diego fat injections.