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How Does Fat Transfer Work?

One of the downsides of the aging process is the loss of volume in the face, hands, buttocks, and other parts of their body. In addition to the natural aging process,  genetics can also play a role for some, contributing to visible effects of aging affecting them earlier in life.  

There’s a widely held belief that these visible signs of aging can only be addressed with invasive surgery. However, lost volume can be restored using an innovative minimally invasive procedure known as autologous fat transfer.

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Fat Transfer Overview

In a nutshell, the process of autologous fat transfer involves harvesting unwanted fat from one part of the body and implanting only high-quality extracted fat into another area.

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz provides autologous fat transfer using the market-leading BeautiFill™ system, a combined all-in-one minimally invasive laser, liposuction, and fat processing solution.

All fat transfer procedures are conducted by Dr. Craig Schwartz, a triple board-certified surgeon and the medical director of Premier Vein & Body in Kansas City.

What Can a Fat Transfer Treat?

Fat transfer is a two-in-one procedure that combines minimally-invasive liposuction and the transfer of your own fat to an area of the body that has lost volume. Although it’s not a weight loss procedure, this combination fat removal/fat transfer procedure can leave your “trouble spots” slimmer and more contoured, while adding a youthful injection of volume into an area showing the effects of aging, such as the face or hands or buttocks.  

The most popular areas for autologous fat transfer include breast augmentation, buttock enhancement, facial enhancement, and restoring lost volume in the hands due to the aging process.

Facial Fat Transfer

There’s no denying that dermal fillers are an effective way of restoring lost volume in the face and treating cosmetic concerns like wrinkles. However, the downsides are they are synthetic products and typically require expensive maintenance treatments.

Many facial filler patients are turning to the BeautiFill fat transfer procedure, which uses your own purified fat as a facial filler. It’s a safe alternative to synthetic dermal fillers and only demands a single treatment instead of repeated maintenance sessions.  Results can last for years!

BeautiFill™ BBL

Whether due to the aging process or genetics, a flat derriere is high on the list of complaints for many patients seeking cosmetic treatments. A BeautiFill™ BBL (“Brazilian Butt Lift”) helps you achieve a more voluptuous-looking backside  using your OWN fat.

A BeautiFill™ BBL injects high-quality fat cells from another area of your body to safely augment your buttocks. This solution provides beautiful, natural results and does not involve the use of silicone implants, which can be troublesome and unnatural looking.


The BeautiFill™ system is an excellent alternative to traditional liposuction. It’s a minimally invasive body contouring system and helps you remove unwanted fat from one area of your body and transfer it to another that is experiencing volume loss.

One of the advantages of BeautiFill™ is that the system makes it more comfortable for clients opting for a fat removal procedure. The procedure is performed using local tumescent anesthesia with minimal downtime, bruising and pain compared to traditional liposuction. An added benefit is that results are more consistent and your surgeon is left with purified fat that is perfect for transfer to another area lacking volume!

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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Fat Transfer Procedure

The fat transfer procedure using BeautiFill™ begins with Dr. Schwartz administering local anesthesia to the extraction site.

Next, a cannula (tiny needle) gets inserted and delivers laser energy to loosen fat cells gently. The laser energy helps minimize bleeding and trauma and enables the body to create new collagen and elastin in the harvested area.

Once the fat gets loosened, the fat gets extracted and immediately filtered. Over 95% fat cell vitality rates are possible with BeautiFill™, creating more consistent and viable results.

Finally, Dr. Schwartz will inject the harvested and filtered fat cells into the areas of concern, adding natural, safe volume.

Fat Transfer Recovery

One of the reasons BeautiFill™ is so popular with people requiring cosmetic fat transfer solutions is down to the low recovery times.

If you opt for a BeautiFill™ BBL, for example, you only need a couple of days to recover from the procedure.

The reason for that is simple. When the cannula gets inserted under the skin, it doesn’t need to get moved around like with traditional liposuction. That results in minimal disruption under the skin and a superior recovery time.

There might be some slight bruising present at the extraction and injection sites; however, it will subside within a week or so for most people.

Benefits of BeautiFill™ for Fat Transfer

BeautiFill™ enables people to have unwanted fat transferred from one part of their bodies to another quickly, easily, and more comfortably.

There is no lengthy downtime associated with BeautiFill™, and the procedure has a significantly higher success rate than traditional liposuction.

Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer?

You could be a candidate for fat transfer with BeautiFill™ if you wish to restore lost volume in certain areas of your body, but you don’t want to use any synthetic fillers or silicone implants.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about BeautiFill™ Fat Transfer, call us at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier body contouring center can improve your self esteem!  Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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