Fat Transplantation (Fat Transfer) San Francisco Bay Area

A fat transfer can be used to correct skin defects such as deep furrows and wrinkles on the face and other depressions on other areas of the body. This procedure re-contours the face and corrects facial or body deformities.

The Fat Transfer Procedure

Both the donor site (area from which fat is taken) and the recipient site (area to be treated) are anesthetized. A needle attached to a syringe is inserted onto the donor site in a location which has a thick layer of fat such as the lower stomach, thigh or buttocks. Fat cells, are aspirated or drawn into the syringe are purified and then carefully re-injected into the recipient site. The process is repeated until the desired amount of fat has been transferred and the defect corrected. A pressure bandage is applied to the donor site and sometimes to the recipient site to prevent blood clots and swelling. It usually requires three fresh fat transfer for full correction.

Fat Transfers for Buttocks Augmentation

If you have always wanted a firmer, rounder, higher, J’Lo style rear end, Dr. Rajagopal provides an alternative to buttocks implants which can be uncomfortable and impractical. Instead, she uses a fat transfer (injection), to transform a flat butt into a perkier, more attractive shape and size. This is also popular known as a Brazilian butt lift.

After Your Surgery

There is minimal pain connected with the procedure and any discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Patients are up and around the day of surgery; however, strenuous activities should be avoided for some time.

Before & After Photos



*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.


Q. How much does fat transfer cost?

A. Learn about financing options, discounts and cost of fat transfer on our costs & financing page.

If you have any questions regarding Fat transfer in San Francisco, California, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.