Fat grafting is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that harvests fat from one part of your body to be used as filler material in another part of the body. In the same way that dermal fillers (such as Juvederm) are used to plump lips, fill wrinkles, and plump facial cheeks, fat can be used instead and may be much longer lasting. Fat grafting can also be an alternative to implants in areas such as the buttocks, face and in the future – breasts.
If you are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and have realistic expectations, you will be a good candidate.
Fat grafting procedures are performed either under local anesthesia, if a small area is to be treated, such as filling a scar, or general anesthesia for larger areas. Fat grafting procedures are performed in our Boca Raton accredited in-office surgery suite on an outpatient basis. Fat grafting is actually a multi-step process: first the fat is collected via liposuction. It is then separated from the liposuction fluid. The fat is then injected into the desired area(s) using a blunt needle.
Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some redness and mild swelling in both the grafted area and the donor area. This generally resolves quickly. Most of our patients resume normal activities the same day or within a few days if very large areas were grafted.
We would love to talk more with you about your own personalized treatment at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery. With your own private consultation, our team of extraordinarily skilled and dedicated plastic surgeons will be able to recommend the right treatment plans for your unique goals and concerns. With offices in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, men and women in Florida can achieve the most natural and elegant results. Call 561-367-9101 to schedule your consultation.