Fat Transfer

In Atlanta


Fat Transfer

Fat is often seen as the enemy of our aesthetic goals, but with fat transfer, fat can be used as a tool to achieve natural volumizing results. Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that adds volume, reshapes, and sculpts different areas of the body such as the breasts, buttocks, and face.

Through the use of fat transfer, Dr. Arslanian provides satisfying results by drawing from his experience and artistic expertise. To learn more about this innovative procedure, patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian today!

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Fat transfer, otherwise known as fat grafting, is a minimally-invasive procedure that employs the body’s natural resources of fatty tissue to augment certain features of the body. Fat transfer procedures can reshape the body without the need for synthetic materials, such as implants or injectable fillers that can pose a risk of rejection or allergic reactions. These methods also require upkeep to maintain the provided results where fat transfer results are extremely long lasting. Fat transfer procedures are extremely versatile and safe, using one’s own fatty tissues for the augmentation or rejuvenation needed.

Dr. Arslanian offers a variety of fat transfer procedures to meet the needs of all his patients. Each treatment is customized and tailored to the individual to ensure they achieve their desired aesthetic. Through a fat transfer procedure, patients can achieve a more curvaceous, shapely figure by using unwanted fatty tissue from another region of the body. Those who are interested in obtaining more information should contact our office in Atlanta, GA today and request a consultation.


Fat transfer procedures may also be used to achieve fuller, larger breasts through natural breast augmentation. Patients with good skin elasticity and adequate amounts of excess fat in other regions of the body can achieve fuller breasts through this procedure. Natural breast augmentation is ideal for women who are looking to increase the size of their bust by one or two cup sizes. However, those who are looking for a more drastic increase in breast size may be a better candidate for a breast augmentation with implants.

For this procedure, the fat is extracted from the donor site and then injected into both of the breasts until the desired shape and size have been achieved. Natural breast augmentation is very beneficial as it not only provides a subtle, yet noticeable enhancement to the bust, but it also achieves this look without any incisions. Therefore, there is no scarring.


Hands are typically one of the first places on the body to show signs of aging. This is because aging causes a significant amount of volume loss in the hands as the collagen and elastin begin to break down, resulting in the appearance of aged hands. Through the use of fat transfer, Dr. Arslanian can restore a more youthful look to the hands by replenishing lost volume. Through this fat transfer procedure, patients will see a reduction in wrinkles and thinner skin on the back of the hands.

This procedure is performed by removing problematic fatty cells from one region of the body, cleaning and filtering the fat, and injecting the cells carefully into the back of the hands. Once the procedure is complete, patients will experience lasting hand rejuvenation results.


The Brazilian Butt Lift has grown significantly in its popularity in recent years. Even Hollywood celebrities have given their endorsement to this latest technique in buttock augmentation! This is due to its ability for customization and the natural-looking results. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a safe and effective procedure that volumizes the buttocks and helps patients attain a fuller figure.

TAdditionally, this fat transfer procedure provides safer, more long-lasting results than that of any other buttock augmentation. When performing the Brazilian Butt Lift, excess fat is harvested from a region of the body that has excess fat, known as the donor site. Once this fat is extracted from the body, it is then purified and injected into the buttocks to create a more voluptuous shape. This procedure can help patients achieve a flatter stomach or thinner thighs while also adding volume to their rear. 


A loss of facial volume as a result of the common symptom of aging can lead to sunken cheeks, hollowed under eyes, deep creases, wrinkles and lines throughout the face. For these common concerns, a facial fat transfer procedure is an ideal treatment option.

Additionally, facial fat transfer can be used to augment the lips for fuller, yet very natural looking results. In comparison to dermal fillers, which are often used for facial rejuvenation, fat transfer is longer-lasting and avoids the use of synthetic materials altogether. Dr. Arslanian can help patients achieve the youthful aesthetics they desire through the use of our customizable facial fat transfer procedure.


A fat transfer procedure requires fatty tissue to be removed from a region of the body to perform the augmentation. Choosing which area will be an ideal donor site is an important step in the fat transfer process. The most common donor sites are listed below.


The abdominal area is an ideal location to harvest fat, as it most commonly has adequate amounts of fatty tissue. For the Brazilian Butt Lift, sculpting the abdomen by removing fat also provides the added benefit of creating a curvier figure.


The love handles or flanks often contain significant excess fatty tissue. By using fat from the flanks, a fat transfer treatment can also achieve slimming of your figure.


Both the lower and upper back are typically regions of the body where viable fatty tissue resides. Using excess back fat for a fat transfer procedure can achieve additional sculpting of your figure.


Both the inner and outer thighs can serve as an ideal donor location for a fat transfer. In women, the thighs function as a primary fat storage area making them an optimal area for fat extraction.

The donor site chosen for a fat transfer treatment is based on which area has the most amount of viable fatty tissue to help patients achieve their desired results. Dr. Arslanian will evaluate each patient’s case at the time of the consultation and make his best recommendation for the donor location. His expertise and artistic understanding of the human figure allows him to help his patients attain the best fat transfer outcomes possible.

Who are the best candidates for a Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer procedures are ideal for men and women who are interesting in augmenting or enhancing a particular region of their body through the use of their own fat cells. Patients should maintain realistic expectations for their fat transfer procedure and desire to achieve natural-looking enhancement. In general, patients should be in good health and have no underlying concerns that can pose a risk to optimal healing.

    During the consultation, Dr. Arslanian will determine whether the patient is an ideal candidate for one of our fat transfer procedures or if they are better suited for alternative treatments. Candidates for one of our fat transfer procedures will work with Dr. Arslanian to build a custom treatment plan to ensure their exact needs are met. In the case that the patient is not a good candidate, Dr. Arslanian will be sure to recommend alternative treatments or procedures to help the patient achieve their aesthetic goals.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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The first step on the road to a fat transfer in Atlanta is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian. During your consultation, Dr. Arslanian will discuss your aesthetic goals, review your medical history, and evaluate your unique facial anatomy, structure, and issues. This helps determine the best surgical approach for your unique needs. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and recovery.

Before the day of your surgery, Dr. Arslanian may ask you to fast for a certain amount of time or avoid certain medications such as blood thinners.


The duration of a fat transfer procedure will vary based on the treatment chosen and the extent of augmentin or enhancement desired. Each fat transfer procedure works in the three-step process, extraction, purification, and injection. In general, fat transfer is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The exact steps of a fat transfer procedure are discussed below.

Dr. Arslanian and the patient will discuss and determine the donor site that will be used for the fat transfer procedure at the time of the consultation. This area will be marked before beginning the procedure to ensure precise and accurate removal of the excess fat. He will make a discreet incision near the donor site and insert a thin cannula into the tissue. Using a gentle suctioning technique, the fat cells will be removed from the body entirely to begin the next phase of the fat transfer procedure.

The harvested fat is then placed into a specialized centrifuge and ran through a purification process. After this is complete, only the most viable fat cells will remain for the injection.

The remaining viable fat cells will then be placed into a syringe and prepared for injection. Dr. Arslanian will inject the fat into the augmented region at various depths to ensure the best results. The doctor will continue this injection process until the patient’s desired results have been achieved.

Fat Transfer Recovery

Once the fat transfer procedure is complete, patients will be able to leave our office and return home to begin their recovery. Dr. Arslanian will provide compression garments that should be worn on both the donor location and the augmented area to assist the body in healing and ensure the skin forms properly to the body’s new contour. Patients who undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift will be advised to avoid sitting or laying on the backsides for a certain amount of time following their procedure for the best results.

To help alleviate any discomfort during the healing stage, Dr. Arslanian can provide patients with a prescription for pain medication. He will also give each patient individualized recovery instructions to help them further through the recovery stage. Although results can be seen immediately after the procedure, the full results can be seen after a few weeks, once swelling and bruising has fully subsided.

YBefore leaving our office, our staff will help patients schedule their follow-up appointments. These appointments are essential to help Dr. Arslanian monitor the patient’s recovery and ensure optimal results. If patients have any questions during this time, they are encouraged to contact our office. Our staff is there to help in any way they can!

Fat Transfer Cost

How much does a Fat Transfer cost in Atlanta, GA?

During the consultation, patients will meet privately with Dr. Arslanian in our Atlanta, GA office. At this time, patients can discuss their questions and aesthetic concerns with the doctor. Dr. Arslanian will review the patient’s medical history and current health to determine candidacy. If deemed a good candidate, the patient and doctor will work together to devise a beneficial treatment plan to ensure their bodily goals are not only met but exceeded. Since the fat transfer is highly customizable and may involve a combination of techniques, a price is determined based on the personalized treatment plan created. Before the consultation is complete, Dr. Arslanian will provide an accurate fat transfer quote for the patient, and they will be given the opportunity to schedule their procedure.

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

When you come to Arslanian Plastic Surgery for a fat transfer, you will be in good hands with Dr. Arslanian and his team. Dr. Arslanian is a skilled and experienced surgeon who obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo and then went on to complete a rigorous training program in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then completed another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States. 

As a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arslanian has launched and grown his own practice into a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. Dr. Arslanian’s goal for every patient is to create a beautiful, natural look, using the safest techniques he has learned.  Dr. Arslanian is an active member of the most prestigious plastic surgery societies, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aeshteic Society.


Schedule a consultation

For those who are interested in one of our fat transfer procedure, please contact our office in Atlanta, GA and schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian! To schedule your consultation appointment, you can call (678) 894-9200, or contact us through our website. We also offer virtual consultations for all patients.

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