Today we are talking about fat transfer and the process of healing.

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Hi. This is Dr. Nathan Long, M.D. and today we are talking about fat transfer and the process of healing. We have some pictures of progression of days past of a patient we actually saw today.

So, let’s go ahead and go to the before picture. With each patient I carefully outline the area, we discuss the area to be treated, take a before picture. (We do a complete consultation discussing the risks, benefits, and alternatives to your procedure.) Notice the rolls, creases, the area where we take the fat, and the area where we place the fat.

Next, day one after surgery.  Notice how the rolls have now laid down and the fat has gone from above, and we see more swelling and fullness below. We should notice that the fat takes root and lives in the area. What we want to do with the above area is keep it very tight. When you keep it very tight there is little to no bruising, little to no pain, and also a very nice result very smooth and flat.

We go to day three after surgery. We notice how the healing starts to take place. Notice some swelling, not too much change.

Two weeks later we notice now that the skin has glued down on to the body and we notice how the fat has really started to take root and live in the area. Then, we notice an area of swelling here and we really want to make sure this area lays down flat. If the swelling remains, it can become hard, and become a problem in the future. (We will ask you to continue wearing your compression garment if this is noted during your post operative appointment.)

Next, we go to the picture we got today which is 5 weeks post surgery. We notice how the area has a nice contour. We have a little crease here. Going forward we need to peel this skin with Retina and make sure this skin goes back to it’s normal tightness. We notice how the fullness in the bottom has remained.

Now, let’s go over to the beginning and the end. This is from the before and then todays picture. We notice how the rolls have gone down. The fullness has really taken root. Going forward we want to make sure that we peel the skin. If we have any problems the patient will come in and see us as needed.

This has been Dr. Nathan Long, M.D.

We will see you next time.

What’s The Best Remedy For Reducing Swelling After Tumescent Liposuction?

Following your Tumescent Liposuction procedure with Dr. Nathan Long, M.D. Of Cosmetic Procedures Clinic, wear your compression garment until instructed otherwise. 
Wearing your compression garment is the key to reduce any swelling after your Tumescent Liposuction procedure. As you continue to heal from surgery, our clinic will make sure your garment is fitted to you appropriately. 
Make sure you are able to make all appointments, and any that you must miss please let our office know immediately. If you have any questions about your compression garment, please call our office or come in anytime to see us. 

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. Our office phone is: 214-631-5664


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Fat transfer with Tumescent Liposcution is the transfer or movement of fat from one area of the body to another. 

Fat transfer is also called fat grafting or fat injection.

Currently, Dr. Nathan Long offers the Fat Transfer with Tumescent Liposuction procedure to the buttocks only. This is done to increase the volume and augment the buttocks appearance. After a Fat Transfer to the buttocks you will see results immediately following your surgery. However, the results you see immediately following your surgery will reduce slightly as swelling resolves. The results will remain overtime in big or small ways. The areas were Tumescent Liposuction was performed, you will see immediate results of a more slim and contoured appearance.

During the process of fat transfer, the fat is suctioned out using the tumescent liposuction technique. Next, the fat is concentrated and the tumescent fluid is removed. During the procedure the skin is not cut. The fat is removed and injected using a very small incision. Finally the fat cells are placed into the buttock area. To be a good candidate for fat transfer it is necessary that enough fat be present in another location for liposuction.

The benefit of using your own harvested fat to augment your buttocks area, is that it is natural. We do not use fat implants to augment the buttocks only your own natural fat.  During your recovery, you will notice in all areas that were treated, some swelling, sometimes minimal bruising (for patients that already bruise easily). 

Fat Transfer – Worth It?

According to, a great resource for all things cosmetic surgery, this question of whether or not Fat Transfer is “worth it” remains one of the biggest questions asked on the site. 85% of 304 reviews by actual patients over 24 months agree that Fat Transfer is “worth it”. The biggest factor in the rating details remains the price. The average price for Fat Transfer to the buttocks is $5,475 in the united states as of June 2015. 

What are your thoughts? Worth it or not? We’d love to hear from you!