Summary: Fat is something that we tend to think of in negative terms. We don’t want it on our bodies, for the most part, right? That’s why we diet and exercise. But it actually turns out that you shouldn’t be quite so quick to get rid of fat—it can end up working for you, thanks to a certain set of interesting plastic surgery procedures.

Finding Out, What Can Your Fat Do For You?

The holidays can be a time of excess. There’s so much food on the table, and so much of it is so delicious. It’s tempting to gorge yourself. And, honestly, many of us do overindulge. That might be bad for our waistline, but it’s great for anyone running a special on New Year’s Day at the gym.

In other words, you’re going to hear a lot of messages about “getting rid of your fat” after the holidays. It makes sense—and it’s a good time for it with New Year’s right around the corner. But before you get rid of that fat entirely, I’d encourage you to think about what you fat can actually do for you first.

Because there are a few uses for that fat. In fact, that fat can help you get the body you’ve always wanted.

Using Your Fat to Improve Your Butt

Perhaps the most famous use of fat is called the Brazilian Butt Lift. This is a procedure in which fat is removed from somewhere in which you don’t want it (for example, from around the belly) and put somewhere more appealing (the butt). Now, it sounds a lot easier than it actually is.

In fact, most Brazilian Butt Lift procedures involve at least some level of surgery, usually in the form of liposuction. That’s how they get the fat in the first place. After the excess fat is removed and purified, surgeons will inject that fat (with a syringe)—the only downside is that getting the results you’re after will sometimes take literally hundreds of injections.

And you won’t be able to sit for a couple of weeks. That’s to give the fat in your rear end time to “settle” into its new home (that’s how fat works). All that said, the benefits of a breast lift are amazing. You get a larger, rounder, more athletic looking rear end that better compliments your overall body.

Getting those results through something like diet or exercise could take years.

Using Fat to Improve Your Bust

Arriving to the scene later than a Brazilian Butt Lift, a fat graft breast augmentation is still a pretty novel procedure. It used to be that if you wanted a breast augmentation you would have to choose between two implants: saline or silicone. These days, however, you have a third option: your own fat.

A fat graft breast augmentation presents several benefits over more traditional implants:

  • Breast implants composed of fat tend to look completely natural
  • Recovery for fat graft breast augmentation tends to be a bit quicker, due to the smaller incision (for the liposuction)
  • Breast augmentation using a fat graft can help you get rid of fat from where you don’t want it
  • The end results can make you look significantly more youthful

There are more advantages, as well. That’s not to say that a normal breast augmentation procedure is not a great procedure. In fact, many people get excellent results from a traditional breast augmentation. It’s just that a fat graft adds yet another option for patients who might like it.

Using Fat to Improve Your Lips

Filling your lips with something is a great way to make them look more supple and full. It never hurts to have seductive looking lips, right? (It certainly beats putting your lips into a vacuum cleaner.) The only problem is that if you use dermal fillers to accomplish this look, the results will be temporary.

Fat, on the other hand, is a permanent way to increase the size of your lips. For many patients, this is ideal—you get a bit of liposuction and with just a few injections you have nice thick lips. And the nice thing is that those results won’t really fade.

Some Caveats

It’s worth noting that fat graft procedures—whether in the breast, butt, or lips, is not necessarily a cure-all for, well, anything. There are some definite drawbacks to these procedures, the most prominent being that sometimes not all of the fat makes it through the process. It can be difficult to predict exactly how much of the fat will be reabsorbed into the body and how much will effectively graft into the new area.

But there’s no denying that the one-two punch of this procedure is incredibly enticing. You get to eliminate unwanted fat and put it to use somewhere else. What could be better than that? When it comes to getting the body you want, these fat graft procedures are always going to be a major hit!

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