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Fat Transfer: Macro, Micro, or Nano?

Fat Transfer | Nano Fat | Dr. Lionel Meadows | Meadows Surgical Arts

We love to see a beautiful, graceful curve on the body, and it's sometimes surprising to recognize that the grace in that curve comes naturally from the underlying fat. Yes, I said fat. While we may have been conditioned to believe that "fat is bad," it really isn't... it's the foundation of every gorgeous curve on the human body. Without it, our bodies would look gaunt and angular, and cause friends and family to worry about our health. So we recognize that we don't wish away our fat, per se, but rather its location. We may want less fat around the waist or thighs, and more fat in the butt, the breasts, or... face?

At Meadows Surgical Arts, we're big fans of a natural look. We want you to look like you... your best version of you. And we offer many treatments and procedures to help you choose exactly how you want to face the world, in the most natural way possible. These procedures run the gamut, from very minimally-invasive treatments such as microneedling or Vampire Facial®, Coolsculpting, Botox and fillers (like Juvéderm, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma), Kybella, and more, to more intricate procedures such as permanent lip augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, labiaplasty, and fat transfer. Yes! Fat is just.. fat. Amazingly, you can take fat from one area of your body, like your abdomen, flanks, or thighs, and actually transfer it to another area of your body, such as your butt (hello, Brazilian Butt Lift!) or your face. So you can take the curves you don't want, like a muffin top, and put them where you want them: in your cheeks, your lips, or the fine lines on the delicate areas of your forehead, eyes, and lips.


Macro fat transfer is the transfer of larger fat particles to areas where you want volume, like the butt or the breasts. Micro fat transfer is the transfer of much smaller fat particles to small areas where volume is desired, such as the face (i.e. cheek volume or lip volume). Nano fat transfer is a procedure where the fat taken from other areas of the body is turned to liquid for the finest fat transfer: to improve skin texture and tone, smooth lip lines, crows feet, tear troughs, etc.

We're excited about all of these options! Right now we're raving about nano fat transfer: you lose fat where you don't want it, and gain small amounts of fat in the finest form, exactly where you do want it, and with absolute precision! Your skin will look younger and softer, and your face will be smoother and rejuvenated. A younger-looking silhouette in both your face, and another area of your body where the fat was taken. Kind of a two-for-one deal!

If you are interested in fat transfer from any part of your body to another, you will want to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Meadows to discuss your options.

Interested in the possibilities? Call one of our offices at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford) to schedule your consultation, and start the journey to your own perfect, graceful curves, exactly where you want them!

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