Is fat grafting as effective as surgery or fillers?
Posted January 22, 2012 4:05 PM in Fat Grafting
Fat grafting doesn't seem as popular as other procedures. Is it not as effective as surgery or fillers?
Fat grafting is an adjunct to surgery. We use it to fill deflated faces and also to fill other areas of the body. One of our favorite surgeries in our office is a facelift, fat grafting and laser resurfacing which corrects many of the different signs of aging including droopy skin, deflated tissues and wrinkles on the face. Many patients opt to choose fillers instead of fat grafting because it’s an easier procedure, but for significant volume loss, fat grafting is a more cost effective procedure.
I’m interested in fat grafting.
Posted August 03, 2011 8:24 AM in Fat Grafting
I’m interested in fat grafting. From everything I have read, it has wonderful benefits. I would like to fill my eye area and fix my jaw line and cheeks. Can this be done in one session? How much time does the procedure take? Where do you harvest the fat cells from?
Fat grafting is a wonderful procedure. It can easily be used to fill the jaw line, cheeks and the tear troughs. Usually, this is done in one session. Procedure time varies according to the amount of fat removed, but it can take from one to two hours or even longer. We harvest the fat from the area with the most fat. It can be done from the abdomen or legs. We try not to use some areas, such as the flanks, which may have more fibers but can be used if no other fat is available.