What is fat Grafting?


What exactly is Fat Grafting, also known in terms fat injection and Fat Transfer refer to the process of taking fat from your stomach and injecting purified adipose fat tissue into another area of your body. The goal of the procedure is to add fullness to the face, lips, buttocks or hands. With the face, fat can be transferred to the cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, and the lower eye area. A Fat Transfer to any of these areas will not only give some lifting to the general facial structure, but also improve the look of your skin. The removal of fat comes from one area by liposuction, then placing that fat into another area, is one of the fastest growing aesthetic surgical procedures, and for good reason. Not only does fat grafting improve areas that have lost volume or to correct depressions after trauma, removal of a mass, or prior surgery, but there is a double benefit of removing fat from areas of the body that have more “volume”.fatgraftingnj

What areas of the face benefit from fat injections?

Fat injections are commonly used to rejuvenate the lips, bags under the eyes, cheeks and chin. Fat injections are best used to fill in bags under the eyes, fill out the cheeks and chin areas to lift facial structure, or as an all purpose filler in the face.

As we continue to understand the ageing process better, we have come to appreciate that in some patients, rather than dissecting tissues and surgically lifting, adding soft tissue volume such as fat will make the face look younger. We find ourselves using fat injections and Fat Transfer as an integral part of face lift surgery.

What other parts of the body are fat injections or fat transfers done?

Fat transfers , or Fat Grafting can also be used for the following purposes
brazilian butt lift to increase the size of the butt and make it perkier
hand rejuvenation to give hands a fuller and younger contour
hip enhancement to wider the hips
breast reconstruction to restore breasts following lumpectomy

When to Consider Fat Transfer.

If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken
If you desire more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers
If you wish to improve your body contour, revise scars, fill bodily depressions and rejuvenate your hands and face
For use in breast reconstruction, to fill in contour irregularities or hide obvious signs of breast implants

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure. Call our office to schedule your consultation today.