At Advanced Liposuction Center we have witnessed countless body transformations and seen the overjoyed faces of clients who have undergone the fat transfer process. When they finally see that, yes, it is possible to take fat away from an unwanted area and use it plump up a flat or sagging part of the body, their response is usually, “Why did I wait so long?” Part of the answer to that question is that myths continue to exist about cosmetic procedures and our bodies. Below are some common ones that we are trying to dispel:

Myth: If you diet enough and work out, you won’t need a fat transfer.

Truth: Even the most health conscious patients who watch what they eat and exercise regularly will find certain trouble spots that they can’t seem to slim or tone. Love handles, upper thighs, back and the abdomen are areas that are resistant to traditional methods of firming and ones from which our clients most often request we remove fat.

Myth: Most of the fat from a transfer doesn’t survive, so you’ll most likely need to have more than one surgery.

Truth: Our cutting edge liposuction techniques (including water assisted liposuction, power assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and vibroliposuction) have a proven 85-90% fat survival rate.

Myth: I don’t have the time for a fat transfer—the recovery will take too long and I’m concerned about the level of discomfort.

Truth: Our expert cosmetic surgeons use a mild conscious sedation combined with local anesthesia throughout the fat transfer procedure. Most patients report only mild discomfort immediately following the procedure. Usually rest is recommended for the first 24 hours post op and you will need someone to drive you home. Within 2-3 weeks, patients can resume all normal activities. You can make your recovery smoother by following all doctor’s instructions and avoiding smoking for the first two weeks after surgery.

Myth: Fat transfer procedures are too expensive for me to be able to afford.

Truth: We have multiple payment plan options and also offer specials on our procedures. Fat transfer is more affordable than you think. Come in to one of our Pittsburgh area offices for a free consultation and our helpful staff will go over all the options with you. Call us today at: 724-683-7581.