Fat Grafting

Why Get Fat Grafting?

So you’ve considered doing “something” to your face to restore that youthful appearance and glow. You’ve tried makeup tricks and all the topical skin products, but you have not achieved your desired result. You’re probably concerned about the volume loss in your face, which is a component of the aging process. You’ve researched all of the surgical and non-surgical means to achieve facial rejuvenation and decided that you want a minimally invasive procedure. If this is you, then you may be an ideal candidate for fat grafting.

Procedure

Fat grafting (also called fat transfer or fat injection) involves transferring small amounts of fat from one part of the patient’s body to another. The fat grafting procedure is complex because the fat must be harvested in a certain manner to preserve the integrity of the fat cells. Through liposuction, the fat is obtained from the thighs or belly. The fat is then processed with decanting and centrifugation or washed with a sterile saline solution. Finally, the fat is reinjected into the target area.

The goal is to augment or improve the area where the fat is injected. The best plastic surgeons in Florida can reliably use the fat grafting procedure to enhance or improve the cosmetic appearance of the face, hands, breast, buttocks, hips, and feet. When done on the face, fat grafting is commonly used in the cheeks, below the lower eyelids or in the folds between the nose and corners of the mouth.

Recovery

In most cases, facial rejuvenation with fat grafting is an outpatient procedure and you can go home shortly after the surgery. In terms of fat grafting recovery, your Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeons will prescribe medication to help you control your pain after the surgery. Your surgeon will also give you specific directions on how to care for your skin after surgery and these directions should be followed exactly. By following the directions carefully, you can ensure your best healing possible. Patients can return to work between 3 to 14 days after the surgery.

Why are you still sitting there? Do “something” today and schedule your initial consultation at the premiere center for cosmetic surgery.

 


 

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