Fat transfer procedures have grown in popularity in the last two decades. This is partially due to advances in technology and techniques, but it also has to do with the increased demand for procedures such as the Brazilian butt lift and facial fat transfer. With that in mind, let’s look at the frequently asked question, “Can you get a fat transfer if you are skinny?”
The answer to this question depends on a few factors. First, though, what fat transfer procedure are you undergoing? For example, any facial fat transfer procedure (such as to the cheeks, lips, or temples) requires only small amounts of fat that most people will have somewhere on their bodies. However, a BBL requires much more harvestable fat. Thus, most people can likely undergo a facial fat transfer, even those considered “skinny.”
Next, what are your desired results? If you are looking for extremely modest results, you will likely require less fat than someone who wants more dramatic results. While that does not automatically mean someone who is skinny is a good candidate, it can make it more likely they are.
Finally, a fat transfer surgery relies on more than just how much fat you have. Your overall health and medical history need to be compatible as well. Dr. Jonov or Dr. Santos can help determine this. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-324-1120. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.