Fat Transfer

Fat transfer gives our San Jose and Palo Alto patients a natural, lasting alternative to dermal fillers, improving wrinkles, lips, superficial scars, and other facial concerns. It also can be used to give women and men full, rounded buttocks for a more attractive and proportioned physique.

To learn more about fat transfer, request your consultationrequest your consultation with Dr. Hoffman, a board-certified, Stanford-trained plastic surgeon, or call him at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 371-1118 (Campbell) to schedule your appointment.

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Fat Transfer Procedure

Fat transfer uses excess fat collected from one area of the body to enhance the appearance of another. Dr. Hoffman uses liposuction to harvest excess fat from areas like the hips, thighs, or abdomen. He then purifies the fat and places it in the targeted areas. Although the body usually absorbs a significant amount of the transferred fat, the remaining fat can last for years.

Many patients who visit us for liposuction choose fat transfer to achieve additional improvements. During your private consultation, Dr. Hoffman will listen to your cosmetic goals and develop a customized plan that is right for you.

Improving Facial Features

In the same way he uses dermal fillers such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, Dr. Hoffman safely uses fat transfer to improve a variety of facial features, including:

  • Filling in facial lines, creases, and wrinkles, such as those that appear between the eyes, around the mouth, and across the forehead
  • Augmenting the chin and cheekbones
  • Adding volume to the lips

Fat transfer is also chosen by many face lift patients as a way to maintain or enhance their results.

Enhancing the Body

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that fills out the upper portion of the buttocks using fat transfer to produce a fuller, more lifted look. This procedure is popular with both women and men who have lost volume due to weight loss or who have always wanted to reshape and enhance their rear end.

Using fat-grafting for natural breast augmentation in San Jose produces subtle changes in breast volume, usually the difference of about 1 cup size. Fat is taken from an area where there is extra to spare, providing the added benefit of removing unwanted fat from one spot while enhancing your natural curves in another.

Recovery and Results

After your fat transfer, both the enhanced areas and the harvested areas are often sore, swollen, and bruised initially. Most patients who improve facial features with fat transfer do not require downtime and can return to their normal daily activities, including work, almost immediately. Buttock enhancement patients require a longer recovery that make take about a week.

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Palo Alto Office

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
805 El Camino Real, Suite A
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 325-1118
Fax: (650) 321-8943

Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Campbell Office

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
3425 South Bascom Avenue #100
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 371-1118
Fax: (408) 371-1119

Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Daryl Hoffman MD