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Using Fat to Contour

Areas of the Body

As renowned specialists in the art of non-surgical body contouring and sculpting, the surgical team at Beautify at AMS in Chicago uses fat transfer to lift and add volume to the breasts; define and volumize the arms; lift and augment the buttocks, and bulk up and sculpt the male chest, calves, and shoulders. 

How Fat Transfer Works

Fat happens to be a wonderful “filler” for adding volume to areas where it’s needed because it’s natural-looking and feeling, and it comes from your own body—so there’s no risk of an allergic reaction. The procedure works by using liposuction to remove unwanted fat from one part of the body, purifying it, and then injecting it into another part of the body where it’s needed. So not only does fat transfer build up one area of the body; it gets rid of fat in another. 

  • Adds lift, shape, volume, and definition to needed areas
  • Provides additional contour to and sculpting 
  • Refills/camouflages indentations and irregularities from past procedures
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Fat Transfer for

Breast and Chest Contouring

For patients who don’t want breast implants but who are interested in subtle breast augmentation or reconstruction of their breasts following a mastectomy or lumpectomy, fat transfer can be used to enhance both shape and volume of the breasts. Not only is fat transfer a much more natural option for reconstructing the breasts; it is also very natural looking and feeling. 

Fat transfer is also a common and effective treatment for male chest contouring, which aims to lift the chest while also increasing the size of the chest muscles. As men age, they often experience fat build-up and sagging of the chest and nipples.

Our surgical team uses a unique combination of targeted fat removal, fat injections to the muscles, and a nipple lift to deliver a contoured, more athletic look. Occasionally, surgical implants may be required to achieve significant sculpting in the chest area and produce a defined, lifted, and sculpted upper body.

What Happens During a Fat Transfer Procedure?

At Beautify at AMS in Chicago, fat transfers are begun with liposuction. Depending on how much fat will be removed, liposuction can be performed with the patient under either local or general anesthesia. Small incisions will be created near the part of the body where fat is being removed. This is typically the stomach, thighs, or buttocks. The incisions are so small that once they’ve healed, they are barely visible. They are made to allow access for the cannula to loosen up and remove the fat.

Equipped with custom-designed cannulas that allow for the greatest precision, your surgeon will extract the cleanest, most viable fat possible from your body. This fat will then be purified using our Puregraft® microfiltration system, which removes any contaminants, oil, debris, or blood. The fat is then enriched with stem cells, ACell® (a stem cell stimulant), growth factors, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance results. The purified and enriched fat is then placed into a syringe and injected into the targeted area(s) to add volume, definition, and contour where needed. Our fat transfer procedures are typically used in combination with Sculptra® injections to ensure long-term improvement and provide additional volume and definition.

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Fat Transfer Procedures at Beautify at AMS

The perfect combination of aesthetic treatments and plastic surgery under one roof, Beautify at AMS offers patients a wide range of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. We are a one-stop shop where patients can come and get the treatment they’re looking for while having a great experience. We treat our patients like family, and there’s no better feeling for us than when a patient likes what they see in the mirror. Our boutique-style medical spa is warm and inviting, and our accredited, state-of-the-art surgical center is beautiful and spacious. If you’d like to learn more about fat transfer, Chicago’s specialists at Beautify at AMS would love to speak with you. We encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation

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Candidates for Fat Transfer

If you’re in the Chicago area and you’re interested in fat transfer for the body, you may be the perfect candidate. Those who are excellent candidates for this procedure are those who:

  • Have enough fat to use from another part of the body
  • Are non-smokers in overall good health
  • Are aware that results may take time or may require multiple treatments
  • Fully understand the procedure and recovery process
  • Have realistic expectations for what fat transfer can accomplish
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