Fat Grafting Surgery
What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer is a procedure to plump up facial or body features with a patient's own fat. Fat Grafting is designed to minimize wrinkles and fill in parts of the face or body with a "sunken" appearance. It can also reduce scarring and correct deformities. Since fat transfer uses your own fat cells, there is no risk of the body rejecting the tissue.
Surgical procedure for Fat Grafting:
Both the area from which the fat is taken and the treatment site are anesthetized with a local anesthetic.
Using a small needle, fat is removed from an area of the body where it is tightly packed, such as the abdomen or the buttocks.
Once removed, the fat is processed to remove excess fluids and then re-injected in places required just under the skin using another needle.
After the operation some bruising, swelling, and redness in both the area where fat was removed and in the area where it was re-injected remains nonetheless patients can typically resume their normal activities right away.