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Contouring Through Fat Transfer — The Best of Both Worlds

Achieving your perfect figure is hard work. Even when we exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, most of us still have stubborn parts of our body that refuse to change.


Thanks to a revolutionary surgical procedure, body contouring through fat transfer, it’s now possible to achieve the figure you’ve always desired. Learn from board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, practicing at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, how contouring your body using fat transfer is an optimal method for achieving your ideal look.

What is body contouring?

When you’ve lost significant amounts of weight, your body has changed after giving birth, or you simply have areas of your body that aren’t responding to a healthy lifestyle, body contouring helps you attain your perfect shape. To contour your stomach, arms, buttocks, or entire body, Dr. Fodero uses modern surgical techniques to reshape the area and remove excess fat and loose skin.


To realize your body’s best look, Dr. Fodero plans a customized surgery that can involve procedures, such as liposuction, lower body surgery, and a tummy tuck. Before surgery, Dr. Fodero determines the best combination of procedures based on your body goals and needs.

What is fat transfer?

Similarly to body contouring, fat transfer helps enhance, sculpt, and soften areas of the body. Under anesthesia, Dr. Fodero harvests fat cells from one area of your body, and after a purification process, injects them into another part of your body.


Fat transfer can be done in various areas of your body, enhancing features, such as your breasts, buttocks, and face. Additionally, Dr. Fodero often performs a fat transfer using procedures, such as liposuction, as part of your body contouring surgery.

Why is contouring through fat transfer an ideal body sculpting solution?

Dr. Fodero often recommends combining body contouring and fat transfer procedures by contouring your body by using a transfer of fat cells. By performing these surgeries together, Dr. Fodero offers patients a body shaping solution providing the benefits from both procedures. 


In a typical body contouring procedure involving fat transfer, Dr. Fodero performs a fat removal procedure, such as liposuction to remove fat, before contouring another part of your body using your own fat tissue. Here are the benefits of undergoing body contouring through fat transfer.

It’s a minimally invasive procedure with minimal scarring

Fat removal is minimally invasive, using tiny, discreet incisions that are nearly impossible to see to remove the fat, followed by doing a simple injection to transfer your fat to another part of your body. Typically, Dr. Fodero can do both treatments at once, and you recover quickly, usually within a few days.

You achieve multiple benefits at the same time

If you’ve been hoping to reduce fat in one part of your body while adding contouring or fullness to another, body contouring through fat transfer will give you both results at the same time. Dr. Fodero can perform liposuction to remove fat from a part of the body you’d like to look smaller, while injecting the fat elsewhere, giving it a fuller or more sculpted appearance.

Your procedure offers long-term results and is unique to you

Because every patient has different needs, Dr. Fodero designs your fat transfer and contouring procedures based on a personalized consultation. Your unique procedure is long-lasting, without the need for follow-up surgeries or treatments, offering the specific results you wish for long term.

To learn more about body contouring through fat transfer and discover if it’s right for you, get in touch with the team at Northeastern Plastic Surgery online or by calling us.

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