Fat injection or grafting has broad applications in cosmetic surgery.
Fat injected into areas requiring volume-enhancement produces safe, long-lasting, and natural-appearing results as volume is replaced to tissues where fat is diminished.
Fat grafting usually involves harvesting fat from one part of the body, washing/ purifying it, and the carefully re-injecting it with specially designed needles into the areas requiring augmentation.
The procedure may need to be repeated several times to achieve the desired result.
Swelling, which is commonly seen after fat injection, usually resolves within 2-3 weeks. The degree of swelling is most dependent on the area injected.
All patients requesting consideration for fat injection require a thorough pre-procedure evaluation.
This may require several visits to your surgeon before the procedure.
A full history and physical examination will be performed prior to the procedure.
Your surgeon may take pre-procedure photographs, an informed consent will be obtained, and your skin may be marked.
Either local (‘twilight’) or general anesthesia may be used, depending on your surgeon’s preference.
Fat injection or grafting is a technique that is growing in popularity.
Fat is one of most well-tolerated fillers available to aesthetic surgeons, and thus has broad applications.
It is natural-appearing, lasts a long time, and is safe.
It is an effective filler used for changing body contour, revising scars, filling depressions created by liposuction, and rejuvenating the hands and face.
Fat injections rejuvenate your face by filling in fine lines and wrinkles, restoring volume to your lips or enhancing areas of your body that have become less pronounced, such as your arms, buttocks or thighs. Because a fat injection consists of fat cells from your own body, it's the most natural filler choice.