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Fat Micrografting

Fat Micrografting

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By Marc Everett MD

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Breast Reduction in NYC

When it comes to breast reduction, NYC-based Dr. Marc Everett offers exceptional results that can improve posture, eliminate pain, and provide the look - and confidence -- that you deserve. To learn more, contact our office to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation.

Breast Augmentation NYC

When it comes to breast augmentation, NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Everett offers the expertise, experience, and passion that you need to achieve beautiful and natural-looking breasts. Get more confidence in your body and get the breasts you've always wanted. To learn more, contact our office to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation.

Abdominoplasty NYC

If you are interested in abdominoplasty, NYC-based Dr. Marc Everett offers exceptional results that can provide you with the look and confidence you deserve. To learn more, contact our office to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation.

New York Volume Restoration

Fat micrografting, also known as facial fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that combines the body contouring effects of liposuction with the volume restoration of injectable treatments. Fat removed from other areas of the body can be injected into the face to treat a wide range of everyday concerns, including:

  • Cheeks that have lost volume or appear hollow
  • Sunken tear troughs below the eyes
  • Thin lips that lack definition
  • Deep forehead wrinkles
  • Glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Nasolabial lines around the mouth and nose
  • Weak or under defined chins or jawlines
  • General fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face

Fat micrografting is a natural and safe procedure that produces lifelong results. At MEplasticsurgery Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marc Everett performs fat micrografting for patients interested in body contouring and facial volume restoration.


The Procedure

The Procedure

Liposuction Procedure

Fat micrografting begins with liposuction to remove the fat that will be used for volume restoration. The procedure can be completed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation if only a small amount of fat removal is needed, or under general anesthesia, if liposuction will constitute a more significant portion of the procedure.

Once the patient has been properly numbed, small incisions will be made in the area targeted for fat removal. Common donor sites include the abdomen, thighs, sides, and back. A thin metal tube called a cannula is inserted through the incisions to gently suction out the fat. A back and forth motion are used to separate the fat cells and loosen them for easy removal.

Once enough fat has been removed, the incisions will be closed with stitches if necessary. The fat is centrifuged to separate it from blood and other fluids before the micrografting portion of the procedure.

Micrografting Procedure

Once the fat has been adequately prepared, the doctor will begin carefully injecting it into the face in the targeted areas. A small amount of fat will be added at a time to gradually build up layers until the desired amount of volume has been reached. Not all of the fat that is added to the face will receive new blood supply from the body. About 50 to 80 percent survives the procedure, while the rest is safely reabsorbed by the body over time.

The absorption rate will be taken into account during the procedure to ensure patients’ results meet their expectations. If the body absorbs too much of the fat or if patients would like to add more volume, an additional micrografting procedure can be completed after 12 months.

Recovery & Results

The side effects and length of recovery mostly correspond to the liposuction portion of the procedure. If only a small amount of fat were removed, the recovery would be quicker and more comfortable. More body contouring will increase the length of the recovery period. In general, patients should expect to miss one week of work and avoid exercise for two to three weeks.

Common side effects from fat micrografting include swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness. Most side effects will be localized to the donor sites where fat was removed, but some mild swelling can occur in the face around the injection sites. Side effects will diminish throughout the first couple of weeks, although swelling can take several months to completely subside. While results will be immediately noticeable, patients should expect to wait about three months before their final results have developed.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

How long will results last?

Fat micrografting provides lifelong results for volume restoration, although not all of the fat transferred to the face will be accepted by the body. Your added volume will gradually diminish over the first few months, but any volume that is present after the first three months will stay on the face.

Liposuction results are also lifelong, so you can continue to enjoy your new contours well into the future. Swelling may distort your results for the first few months, however, and you are not immune from gaining more fat through an unhealthy lifestyle.

How visible are liposuction scars?

Liposuction incisions are relatively small and often heal without the need for stitches. Scars will continue to fade over 12 to 18 months until they become barely visible white lines. Rest assured, we will take every precaution during your procedure to ensure scarring is minimized during this portion of the procedure.

How long does the entire procedure take?

The length of the procedure depends on the amount of liposuction we will be performing. In general, most procedures last anywhere from one to three hours.

Can fat micrografting be used on other parts of the body?

Absolutely. Fat transfer is commonly used as a form of breast augmentation to add volume to the breasts. It is also the key component of Brazilian butt lift procedures. If you are interested in any of these other natural cosmetic procedures that take advantage of fat grafting, let us know during your consultation, and we will create an individualized treatment plan that meets all of your goals.

Can fat micrografting be combined with other procedures?

Yes, fat micrografting can be combined with other cosmetic procedures like a facelift or neck lift. If you are interested in multiple procedures, let us know in advance, and we will factor that into your personalized treatment plan.

Who is a good candidate for fat micrografting?

Candidates for fat micrografting can be young or old. Anyone who is dissatisfied with their facial volume or wants to eliminate common signs of aging can benefit from this versatile procedure. If you would like to undergo body contouring to create a shapelier physique and would also like to eliminate wrinkles, this is the right procedure for you.

What’s the difference between injectable fillers and fat micrografting?

Most injectable treatments use synthetic products to restore volume to the face. Fat micrografting is a natural procedure that exclusively uses fat taken from your own body for volume restoration. Synthetic injectable treatments are also temporary and require regular maintenance appointments for lasting results. Once fat receives a new blood supply, added volume from fat micrografting continues for life.

If a natural means for lifelong volume restoration and body contouring sounds appealing to you, then come on into MEplasticsurgery Plastic Surgery. Dr. Marc Everett will sit down with you during a one-on-one consultation to discuss all of your concerns and explain fat micrografting in detail. Call us today 212-774-7715 to book your appointment.

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Rapid Recovery Breast Reduction In NYC

It’s time you chose the right doctor to perform your breast reduction in NYC. Achieving your ideal body image is no easy endeavor, but Dr. Marc Everett has helped thousands of women attain this goal by creating and sculpting a more attractive and proportionate breast. Dr. Everett performs the breast reduction operation more than any other, and his techniques and care strategies are designed in such a way to result in spectacular outcomes with almost no care needed after surgery and minimal downtime.


Dr. Everett's Signature Breast Reduction

“The breast is the three dimensional body structure that I enjoy building the most. The key to designing the perfect breast operation is to interpret the nuances that make your breasts different from everyone elses’, and then design the blueprint that results in the operation that will create a beautiful, high breast with longevity.”


Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help individuals relieve the physical discomfort and emotional distress that many people with large breasts may feel. This procedure can offer many benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Increased ability to exercise and be physically active
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Reduced bra strap indentations and skin irritation
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviated neck, shoulder and back pain

Is Breast Reduction
Right for You?

Dr. Everett will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure after an in-person evaluation. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You do not smoke
  • You are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts
  • Your breasts are finished developing
  • You have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure

New York City Breast Reduction In NYC

Breast reduction surgery begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Everett, who has garnered a reputation as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in NYC. As this is the procedure he performs most often, it’s also the consultation he sees the most patients for.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you and educate you about the implications of future pregnancy, ability to breastfeed, changes in nipple sensation, and more so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques may be considered, but the method you and Dr. Everett ultimately choose will depend on multiple factors, including: the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present, and your individual goals. The objectives of the breast reduction surgery are threefold.


The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett


The first objective is to remove anywhere between a third and two-thirds of your breast tissue, reducing the actual weight that neck, upper back and shoulders have to carry.


The second objective is the redistribution of the remaining breast tissue higher onto your chest wall. This changes the weight bearing dynamic and now your breasts will be seated high and pointed forward, facing your movements, instead of hanging low and away from you and working against your movements, i.e. “the pendulum effect.”


The third objective is to create two beautiful breast mounds that are nearly identical in size, shape and position. The third objective is never less important than the first two. In fact, Dr. Everett considers every single breast reduction to be a “Cosmetic Breast Reduction.” It doesn’t matter if your operation is covered by your insurance or paid for out of pocket.

Rapid Recovery

rapid recovery

New York breast reduction is easier than you would ever imagine it to be. NYC breast surgery is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Learn more about Dr. Everett’s signature breast reduction with internal bra.

Additionally, Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery. In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days.

The tensions on your neck and shoulders can disappear immediately and some patients improve their posture in weeks. You will notice results right away and will continue seeing the evolution of your breast surgery results over the next several months. Some subtle changes can continue for up to a year until your breasts are fully settled.

rapid recovery

We have patients who post on social media with the hashtags #IFeelWeightless and #LightAsAKite
—and they mean it!


See for yourself what pure transformative success looks like. Dr. Everett’s cosmetic excellence promises a rapid recovery window and minimal complications.

NYC Breast Surgery:
Reductions and Insurance


The cost of plastic surgery is something that many of our clients wonder about before they visit. Most health insurance plans do not cover elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. This means that no matter what the cost of your surgery is, you will likely need to pay out of pocket. There are some exceptions, however, and New York breast reduction surgery may be one.

In many cases, a breast reduction procedure alleviates unpleasant or painful symptoms that women experience as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. Consider the ways your breast size impacts your daily life and create a list that details how your breasts are problematic for your health and well-being. Women whose breasts are sizable enough to cause problems such as neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation or difficulty exercising may be eligible for breast reduction surgery that is partially or fully covered by their health insurance plan. It’s unlikely that your procedure will be covered if you have no symptoms and are seeking a breast reduction solely for cosmetic purposes.

If you aren’t sure whether your breasts are impacting your health, a visit with a visit to Dr. Everett or your primary care doctor for an exam can help bring any medical concerns to light.
the  procedure

The Procedure

the  procedure

Breast reduction surgery in NYC begins with a consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques can be utilized when performing breast reduction surgery. The method used for you will depend on the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present and your desired outcome.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Everett will make incisions in the designated areas. The nipple will then be adjusted to place it in a more upright and centered location. If necessary, the areola will be reduced at this point. Dr. Everett will then remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the remaining tissue, ensuring symmetry between both breasts. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the procedure.


Traditional or Anchor Incision

The traditional or anchor incision technique requires three incisions: one around the areola within the natural texture of the skin, one extending vertically from the areola to the natural crease beneath the breast and one horizontally underneath the fold of the breast. This method maximizes the amount of tissue removal possible and can treat moderate to severe sagging.


Vertical or Lollipop

The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.



The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Recovery & Results

Expect to rest for about 48 hours after your procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and discomfort that can last several hours. Some patients can return to work in one week, while others may need to wait two weeks before resuming their daily schedules. Plan to wear a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and irritate your incisions while they heal. Dr. Everett will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions so you can ensure your body receives the care it needs to heal and deliver beautiful results.

Breast Reduction Results

Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Swelling will make your breasts larger at first and they may temporarily appear asymmetrical if they heal at different rates. Final results are typically visible three to six months into recovery, although subtle changes in size can continue for up to one year. The scars will reach full maturity in about 12 to 18 months. Once your breasts have settled into their new size and shape, you can enjoy your size reduction — as well as improved self-confidence, relief from discomfort and a broader range of clothing options — well into the future.

Recovery and back to work in

4 to 5 Days

Back to exercise in

2 Weeks

Final results in

3 to 6 Months

Scars reach full maturity in

12 to 18 Months


Work with a Leading New York City Plastic Surgeon

What makes Dr. Marc Everett the best breast reduction surgeon in NYC?

It starts with his expertise and experience, as well as his compassion for every patient who walks through the doors of our office. No two women’s bodies are identical — which means breast reduction requires an artistic and detail-oriented approach in order to achieve results that are beautiful and balanced.

Dr. Everett is a thought leader of New York’s surgical community, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society’s Product Development & Market Research Committee and a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.


Breast Reduction FAQ’s

Why is it called rapid recovery breast reduction?

Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting-edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery.  In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good health, do not smoke, are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts, and whose breasts are finished developing. We can better determine if you are a good candidate after an in-person evaluation.

Which incision technique is best for me?

We will discuss this with you in detail after performing an in-person evaluation. Not every option is available to each patient. Sometimes the best method for patients may not correlate with their desires for minimal scarring, but we always emphasize placing a priority on results and improved quality of life, rather than the presence of minor scarring. We will help you make an informed incision during this part of the process so that you can be satisfied with your results.

How long before I can go swimming or take a bath?

Once your surgical bandages have been removed, you are free to shower and get your incisions wet. However, you should refrain from submerging your breasts until your incisions have fully healed. Avoid swimming or taking a bath for at least two days following surgery.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding more difficult later in life. Depending on the method used for the surgery, breastfeeding may not be an option for all patients following breast reduction. We will go over this with you more in-depth before your surgery and take every precaution necessary to both provide optimal results and retain your ability to breastfeed if possible.

How long will results last?

You can enjoy your size reduction following surgery well into the future. We only perform breast reduction after the patient’s breasts have stopped developing, so you will not need to worry about returning to your pre-surgery size. Pregnancy and weight gain can affect your results, however, since both can lead to an increase in breast size. We can discuss this in more detail during an initial consultation.

What kind of bra will I need to wear following surgery?

You should plan on wearing a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and also irritate incisions while they heal. You should refrain from purchasing new and expensive bras until most of your swelling has diminished, around two or three months into your recovery.

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Reclaim Your Life and Love Your Body Again

At Marc Everett MD, we know that breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure for women who struggle with the physical and mental weight of macromastia. We believe every woman should be able to feel comfortable and confident in her own body and we are here to assist you in reaching that goal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Everett in Manhattan or Queens — you can reach us at 212-774-7715.

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