Fat grafting is a procedure that uses some of the patient’s own fat tissue to fill-increases, lines, depressions or other underdeveloped areas in the face and body.
“Fat Grafting” is a procedure that uses some of the patient’s own fat tissue to fill-increases, lines, depressions or other underdeveloped areas in the face and body. Small portions of fat are carefully taken from a donor area, like the abdomen or inner thigh, and then prepared using a special technique. Small amounts are then injected into tiny tunnels, cross-layered and structured to form a stable platform to augment or fill an area. The fat is carefully grafted, and not just injected, so that the desired appearance is achieved.
Fat grafts can be used to make the lips appear fuller, reduce the appearance of “laugh lines,” lift sagging cheeks and strengthen a weak chin for a more desirable profile. Fat grafts can also be used to fill-in dimples or depressions in the skin, improve the appearance of underdeveloped calves and flattened buttocks. Depending upon the patient and the area grafted, fat grafts can last anywhere from several months to several years.
Most plastic surgeons believe that about 20 to 40 percent of the fat grafted will stay forever. Most of these procedures are performed under general anesthesia, and require minimum recovery time.
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Facial fat grafting is a procedure used to restore lost volume and create a more youthful appearance. The process involves taking fat from other areas of the body and injecting it into areas of the face that may be sunken or hollow. The procedure is generally used to address age-related volume loss in the midface, fill deep lines or creases, or correct minor imperfections such as asymmetries.
Yes, fat grafting is generally a safe procedure when performed by a skilled professional. The most common risks associated with fat grafting include pain, infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling, asymmetry, or grafts that don’t take. To minimize risk, be sure to research qualified providers and discuss your specific case prior to the procedure.
The recovery time for fat grafting can vary, depending on the individual case. Typically, patients may experience bruising, swelling, and some discomfort, which can last up to one week. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to follow the doctor’s aftercare instructions to ensure a successful recovery.
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