Fat Transfer with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Curves are like the body’s signature. No two silhouettes are exactly alike, and they all evolve as we age. The size and shape of one’s curves often depend on fat deposits. Fat cells process energy, so we all need them, but we want them situated in just the right places.

If you wish you could reposition your fat stores, Dr. Brian Arslanian can help. He is a wizard of body contouring, working his magic as the renowned @DrHotlanta on Instagram. Dr. Arslanian can transfer fat from those “problem areas” and put it to great use to plump your facial features, hands, or breasts. With the help of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the fat cells transported from one site to another have the nourishment they need to thrive. Your new contours will thank you!

Book a consultation with Dr. Arslanian to benefit from his expertise. With convenient locations in Sandy Springs and Jonesboro, Dr. Arslanian proudly serves the greater Atlanta area and beyond. Be a Georgia peach and call (678) 894-9200 today!

What Is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is also known as fat grafting, and it harvests living cells from your own body to create aesthetic improvements according to your desires. If you have excess fat in your belly, thighs, flanks, or back, for example, Dr. Arslanian can remove the bulk and contour your curves. Through the process of liposuction, the surgeon extracts unwanted fat cells through a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula bathes fat deposits with tumescent liquid to soften them. Once the fat cells are loosened, the cannula gently vacuums them from the body.

The fat cells are then purified, removing unnecessary plasma and any remaining tumescent liquid.[1] The layers are separated and the most viable fat is collected for use in a transfer procedure. To amplify the body’s ability to properly accept the fat transfer, Dr. Arslanian uses platelet-rich plasma. 

What Is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a serum that is formulated from your own blood sample. Platelets are a fascinating component of plasma. They are round and flat like dinner plates, hence the name. Platelets’ unique structure makes them essential in the clotting process, but they have healing abilities far beyond simply closing wounds. 

What Is PRP?

Dr. Arslanian can collect a small sample of blood and isolate high quantities of platelets within it. These platelets form a mesh of cohesive material that can be re-injected into your body where you need it most. Some athletes have enjoyed the healing properties of PRP for decades, but pioneers like Dr. Arslanian are engineering innovative ways to enhance your looks with this miracle solution

For example, you can benefit from the regenerative power of platelets with Dr. Arslanian’s custom PRP facelift. After harvesting the vital platelet-rich material from your plasma sample, Dr. Arslanian will administer a microneedling session. This creates small punctures in the skin that trigger collagen production that supports healthy skin renewal. As your skin heals, the PRP is applied directly to it. The platelets speed up the healing process, giving you the glow of a younger, lustrous you!

Fat Transfer with PRP

Just as platelet-rich plasma aids in the microneedling process, it also assists in the aforementioned fat transfer procedure. Successfully moving fat cells from one place to another is a delicate process that requires a board-certified physician at the helm.

Dr. Arslanian will attend to every minute detail of the procedure to ensure the best possible results.

But you can lend a hand in the form of PRP. The platelets in your own blood will facilitate the smooth transition of fat cells to assure they are accepted by their new home in your body. The platelets are treated with sodium citrate to prevent them from coagulating.[2] Then, the PRP solution is injected into your body where your purified fat is also being added. PRP helps your fat cells survive the move and adapt to their new confines. In effect, Dr. Arslanian is your concierge of contouring!

Hand Rejuvenation

Hand Rejuvenation

One area where a fat transfer can plump and define your features is in the hands. As you age, your body produces less elastin and collagen. These are the building blocks of healthy skin replenishment. By transferring purified fat into your hands, Dr. Arslanian firms and fills your extremities to your specifications. With the help of PRP, more of the transferred cells survive, lending to a longer-lasting result. 

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial Fat Transfer

As time rages on, wrinkles and sagging can populate the face. Without the supportive scaffolding of collagen and elastin, skin hangs slack from its underlying tissue. Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can plump these gaps, adding shape to the lips, cheeks, and brow. But if you prefer the natural ingredients afforded within your own biology, consider a fat transfer with PRP. The lipids and platelets harvested from your body will go to work lifting your appearance and smoothing out fine lines and creases. PRP blends brilliantly with the transferred fat to help anchor your cells in place. Smile; it’s selfie time!

Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in America, tallying over 300,000 procedures per year.[3] Women appreciate the empowerment of dictating their own curves and enhancing their bust line. Implants offer a wide range of options when it comes to reshaping and uplifting the breasts, but fat transfer allows your body to call the shots. By purifying extracted fat and galvanizing it with the power of PRP, Dr. Arslanian can formulate the ultimate breast augmentation. Natural breasts have never been more organic, having been formed from your own biological material. Contact our offices at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian and learn how fat transfer can boost your bust.

Candidates for PRP Fat Transfer

To be eligible for fat transfer with PRP, you must meet several important criteria. First, your body needs enough excess fat to be able to contribute to the harvesting and purification process. Also, your plasma must contain high enough levels of platelets to make the PRP procedure viable. If you are in good health and are located in the Atlanta area, Dr. Arslanian can determine if you are an ideal candidate for fat transfer with the benefit of platelet-rich plasma.

Personal Consultation in Atlanta

Dr. Arslanian lives on the cutting edge of medical science. One look at our blog will prove his dedication to the art of aesthetic surgery. He is eager to share this expertise with you during your one-on-one consultation. Be prepared to share your history and glimpse toward the future. Together, you and Dr. Arslanian will strategize the best approach to transferring fat from where it dissatisfies you to where it can delight you!

Dr. Arslanian also offers remote consultations to keep you looking great and feeling wonderful, no matter where you hang your stylish hat.

Preparation and Procedure

During your consultation, you will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for fat transfer with the help of PRP. Dr. Arslanian will draw a small sample of blood to facilitate the PRP process. He will also administer the necessary anesthesia to keep you comfortable through the fat extraction procedure. 

Preparation and Procedure

The duration of your surgery will depend on how extensive the fat transfer is. Dr. Arslanian will focus his attention solely on your wellness needs and cosmetic desires. He will skillfully place any incisions to be as invisible as possible. Once the procedure is done, Dr. Arslanian will gently suture your incisions closed to begin the healing process. 

Recovery and Results

Recovery times vary based on the areas being treated and the extent of the fat transfer. Please follow your doctor’s instructions to ensure the most productive recuperation imaginable. As the swelling subsidies, your pleasing contours will emerge. Your “problem areas” will diminish as your curvaceous new attitude takes flight. To get a glimpse of Dr. Arslanian’s unparalleled success story, please visit our glowing reviews page.


What does fat transfer cost in Atlanta?

Price should never prohibit healthcare. Dr. Arslanian offers financing options to provide the best fat transfer solutions at the right cost. Throughout the consultation process, our team will communicate the details of your upcoming procedure so you can plan ahead when it comes to payment plans. Please call (678) 894-9200 to ask one of our attentive staff members for help along the way!

Does PRP help with fat grafting?

Fat grafting is an intricate procedure. Some cells dissipate after being reinjected into your body, but platelet-rich plasma can reduce this process. By aiding your fat cells with the healing, regenerative power of PRP, Dr. Arslanian can preserve the cosmetic wonder of your curves. More of the transferred fat can stay in place when PRP is on the case! 


  1. Shiffman, MA, Sid Mirrafati, S. (2008). Fat Transfer Techniques: The Effect of Harvest and Transfer Methods on Adipocyte Viability and Review of the Literature. Dermatologic Surgery. 27(9)819-826. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1524-4725.2001.01062.x
  2. Modarressi A. (2013). Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Improves Fat Grafting Outcomes. World Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2(1):6–13. PMID: 25489498 
  3. American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistical report, retrieved from: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2018/top-five-cosmetic-plastic-surgery-procedures-2018.pdf