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Since the early nineties, cosmetic surgeons have perfected the process of harvesting fat from one location in the body and transferring it to another for aesthetic or repair purposes. Fat transfer, or fat injections, are also called autologous fat transfer. It uses a patient’s own body fat from well-populated areas (thighs or buttocks) to plump or enhance areas where more volume or contour is needed.

In the fat transfer process, fatty tissue is harvested then liquified. The liquid fat is then injected in targeted areas to fill lines and grooves, or to fill low areas. Eyelids, cheeks and lips are popular areas for fat transfers although it can be used to cosmetically enhance many other parts of the body, such as the hands and breasts.

Cosmetic Repairs with Fat Grafting

Due to the high concentration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in adipose fatty tissue, cosmetic surgeons have found great success using fat grafting to perform repairs after surgery or trauma. Targeted injections of fat add stem cells to a damaged area, prompting the body’s own healing processes while filling in necessary fat volume. The procedure has been used with great success in repairing damage to breast tissue following radiation treatment.

Dr. Eric Cerrati is a skilled and experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can use fat transfers and grafting to enhance or repair a variety of areas. Choosing a fellowship trained, double board certified surgeon to perform your cosmetic procedures is a wise decision. You should trust your health and appearance to no one else with lesser skills and experience.

During a confidential consultation with Dr. Cerrati, he will explain all the risks and benefits of fat transfers and grafting, as well as his suggestions for how it can best enhance your appearance. You can schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Cerrati by contacting either of our offices in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah. Call or message us online today.

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Based on 32 reviews
Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!