Dr. Hart and Dr. Connors perform fat transfer surgery in Atlanta. Our surgeons are about to transform the bodies of men and women who desire a fuller shape by using this method. During this procedure, fat is taken from one area of the body, harvested and purified, and then transplanted it to another area. Dr. Connors and Dr. Hart use fat transfers as an autologous approach to adding fullness to the breasts, buttock, and other areas of the body where fullness is desired. He prefers to use the “superwet” tumescent liposuction method for fat removal. During the fat transfer, he places the fat in the desired location and manipulates it until the right result has been attained. Fat transfers result in a natural, subtle outcome.
Fat Transfer (Body) Reviews
"Saline breast implant removal, Silicone replacement with lift - In 2006 I received Saline breast implants over the muscle. Huge mistake. I was genetically prone to have small sagging breast and Saline implants over the muscle just made it 10x worse over the last decade, not to mention child birth, breastfeeding and weight loss. Here are pictures of my breast to date Updated on 1 Dec 2018: Need a breast lift and implant exchange after 12 years, 1 child and weight loss. I had several consultations over the last 3 years. I knew it would be tuff but patience is needed when you want to achieve the best results! I decided on Dr. Conners in Atlanta, GA Updated on 8 Dec 2018: I had my saline implants deflated two weeks prior to my surgery date. I was told that a lot of Dr.’s do this in the hope of helping the muscles to contract, if you had previous implants over the muscles and want to move the replacement implants under the muscle. Updated on 13 Dec 2018: ’m here at Dr. Conner’s office. I arrived at 9:00 for prepping! Anxious, nervous and excited. I just hope everything goes as expected. Ie heard Dr. Conners is excellent for breast in Atlanta, but everyone is different. Updated on 13 Dec 2018: Today is day one post surgery. Very sore and sleepy but not in extreme or unbearable pain as I expected. Dr. Conners called me personally last night to make sure I was ok. The nurse called me this morning, again just checking on me. Staff is truly amazing and helpful. They seem genuinely concerned which is nice. I’ll keep these updates coming! Btw I’m still extremely swollen but breast look amazing! I have drains that when won’t be removed for a week. Updated on 16 Dec 2018: I couldn’t help it anymore. I took a bath today. Although I had been sponge bathing I felt like it wasn’t enough! I sat in the bath tub with waist high water. I even took my bra off and washed my back, well with help of course, I can’t actually do it. Anyway, not in any pain but I am uncomfortable especially when it’s time to sleep. I want to sleep on my side or my stomach. I haven’t taken the Percocet in 2 days! I’m happy about that too. Don’t want to be dependent on that. When it gets too uncomfortable I take the Lyrica and or the muscle relaxer to sleep. Ready to remove the drains but they are still consistently draining, which is also good. Here a few pictures I took today! These babies are perked up. I know there is still a lot of swelling and naturally they will fall but I’m so excited and extremely happy with my results. Just keeping my fingers crossed for my nipple review... Updated on 22 Dec 2018: I went to Dr. Conner’s office on Thursday for my first post op. Everything looks and feels great. I had the drains removed and I got to see everything! I’m so happy with my results so far. I listen and comply with everything they tell me. My nipples looked so good. I still have stitching and scars of course. They gave me more temporary bandage to leave on until next week. I didn’t take pictures when they removed everything but so far here is my progress... I wish I would have went a little bigger. But that’s just me being vain. Updated on 3 Apr 2019: I am extremely happy with my results. I just had another follow up and I’m scheduled to see the Dr. again in 3 months. I am so glad I went with Dr. Connors. My scars are visible but not horrible. I don’t feel like I’ve been butchered. I honestly haven’t used any scar cream or patches although I know I should. My nipples are still healing as well. Extremely happy with my results."- M. / RealSelf / Oct 01, 2019
"Wow! Incredible! I would recommend Dr Hart without any hesitation. I had fat grafting and at 55 yrs old I needed volume in my cheeks. The results were so much better than I expected. I was nervous the day of the surgery but once I got comfortable I relaxed and was taken care of in the best way. Bring your own music and sit back and chill out for an easy day and a fast recovery. When I look at myself I feel younger and refreshed. Thank you. Derek."- D.L. / Google / Nov 15, 2022
During the consultation, the surgeon and patient will discuss what donor sites will be most suitable and desirable for fat removal. During surgery, fat is removed from the donor site using a cannula. The fat will then be purified using a centrifuge, which is a device that spins the fat at a high speed in order to remove any impurities. The fat will be placed in a syringe and augmented into the transfer site. The surgeon will simultaneously massage the area so that the fat settles where needed to create a satisfactory shape and contour. Multiple injections are usually needed.
A fat transfer is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed at an accredited surgical facility. In the majority of cases, especially where larger injection areas are concerned, general anesthesia will be used. For smaller areas, such as the lips, the surgeon will use a local anesthetic. After the procedure, the fat removal areas, as well as the injection sites may be swollen and red. This will subside in a short time. This procedure continues to be popular among patients because it offers little risk and little downtime, while delivering great results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Fat Transfer FAQs
When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, a fat transfer can result in an enhanced appearance that can last for years. While some of the fat will be reabsorbed back into the body, a skilled fat transfer expert will understand the proper mechanism behind creating a result that will last. There are new modern techniques available to help lengthen the life of the transferred fat cells. Platelet Rich Plasma is an example of this. When added to the transferred fat, it can increase the cell survival. This is a therapy that is still being studied.
A fat transfer typically results in long-lasting fullness. However, because a portion of the transferred fat will be reabsorbed into the body over time, some of the results may diminish. The good news is that this is a procedure that can be performed again very easily, resulting in additional body contouring and enhancement.
While fat transfers produce great results for many patients, there are other alternatives that some may consider. Luckily, the market for injectables is wide and diverse. An injection, such as BOTOX®, may produce the results some patients desire — especially where wrinkle correction is concerned. For patients desiring volume, there are countless filler products that offer many different choices and options. Some fillers, including collagen and hyaluronic acid, offer temporary outcomes, while the heaviest of fillers, PMMA, offer lasting results.
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