Body Fat Injection

Over time, certain areas of the body naturally lose volume and definition. Body fat injections are one way to promote natural-looking aesthetic improvement, combatting this loss of figure. As a leading specialist in male plastic surgery, Dr. Steinbrech offers body fat injections in Chicago for men who are looking to shape and contour specific areas of their bodies. By removing fat from one area of the body and selectively placing it in another, men can revamp their physical shape, enhancing the appearance of the shoulders, arms, pectorals, or calves.

A body fat injection is a simple and minimally invasive procedure, highly effective and safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. During a body fat injection, fat is removed from one area of the body and placed in another. This procedure can also be referred to as a fat graft or fat transfer. The area in which the body fat is relocated can vary depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals.The goal of a body fat injection is simply to provide the appearance of muscle enhancement and tone in a certain area of the body. The procedure serves to add volume, while simultaneously contouring areas of the body which are particularly important for the male physique. By targeting the calves, buttocks, arms, or more, bodily symmetry is increased and natural-looking results are provided.

Dr. Steinbrech’s self-developed BodyBanking® fat transfer procedure minimizes the number of fat cells lost during the procedure, preventing disproportionate weight gain and providing the best possible results. This method also prevents asymmetrical fat growth in the event of weight gain and lowers the risk of future complications.

Before your surgery at Dr. Steinbrech’s Chicago practice, a preoperative consultation will determine which areas of the body will be treated. The procedure will be elaborated upon in detail; any questions or concerns will also be addressed.

On the day of operation, patients receive a general anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Less commonly, IV sedation will be provided, though this is left to the discretion of you and Dr. Steinbrech. Once the anesthetic is administered, the donor site is disinfected and a fluid is administered to aid in the removal of fat. In a method similar to liposuction, the body fat is removed with a tube. This “donor” fat is then cleansed of impurities using a centrifuge, which lowers the risk of complications and ensures maximum efficacy. The donor fat is then injected into the target area, contouring the body into each patient’s desired shape and tone. During the procedure, Dr. Steinbrech will slightly overfill the injection site, as some fat will be absorbed by the body.

Men who are considering body fat injections should note that it is a quick and minimally invasive procedure. Fortunately, little recovery time is needed after the surgery, meaning patients can return to their normal routine within a matter of weeks.

Men in Chicago who have areas of the body that are lacking in volume, or are dissatisfied with the overall symmetry of their appearance, may be good candidates for Dr. Steinbrech’s body fat injection treatment.

Being in good physical health is an important factor before undergoing body fat injections, or any cosmetic operation for that matter. During your preoperative consultation, Dr. Steinbrech’s team will examine you, looking for areas of your body that contain healthy and transferrable fat cells. These areas differ from patient to patient.

Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, such as implants, body fat injections are minimally invasive and require little recovery time. Mild pain and discomfort tend to occur immediately after operation. Bruising and swelling may occur as well, but will quickly reduce. Recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on the amount of body fat used and the location of the injection. Most patients will be able to return to work within a week of operation. If you’re interested in body fat injections in Chicago, you can receive more detailed information during your consultation with Dr. Steinbrech.