What is Fat Grafting Surgery?
Fat grafting or fat transfer is a body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure that has gained popularity in recent years. The procedure is relatively less invasive in comparison several other surgeries, and results are safe and highly predictable which is the main attraction. The surgeon will evaluate a patient’s overall condition and their personal aesthetic needs before recommending fat grafting surgery.
Dr. Wright Jones is an experienced plastic surgeon providing fat grafting and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive state of the art treatments from Dr. Jones.
Fat grafting or fat transfer plastic surgery is very effective in terms of adding volume to the face and helping the patient achieve a more even and rejuvenated facial appearance. However, the procedure is not limited to the face alone. It can also be used to smooth out the appearance of skin in other areas of the body.
Fat grafting process is very similar to that of facial micro-lipo injections. The cosmetic surgeon will remove excess fat tissue from thicker layers such as hips or thighs, and then graft this natural fat to the targeted area that needs refinement. Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby locations for fat grafting.
Common Areas of Treatment
Nowadays fat grafting technique is widely used to mitigate the adverse signs of injury, surgery or scars from virtually any area of the body. A fuller appearance in the depleted areas can be restored by using spare fat from other parts. Patients commonly seek perkier, firmer buttocks through fat transfer.
Volume can also be added to biceps, triceps, hands, calves, sternum, and hips through this procedure. Superficial scars can be significantly diminished by creating a smoother surface with fat transfer. Some surgeons may also use fat transfer instead of implants for breast enhancement, in case only minor improvement is required.
Fat transfer procedure begins with the numbing of both the donor and recipient sites with a local anesthetic. The surgeon will remove the excess fat tissue from the donor site with the help of a cannula or syringe. The fat may usually be removed from buttocks, thighs or lower abdomen because these areas have more fatty tissue.
The surgeon will then purify the collected fat to remove any superfluous liquid, and use injections to deliver this fat to the recipient area. The procedure is continued until the desired level of transfer is achieved, while maintaining the fat balance at the donor site as well.
Results with fat grafting procedure are typically more sustainable and longer lasting as compared to collagen injectables and other procedures. As the transfer of fat is done using the patient’s own fat, the results are safe and highly biocompatible. The risk of allergic reactions is negligible.
The best outcomes may be achieved in about three to four treatments, depending on the extent of fat transfer needed. Most patients will be able to enjoy a firmer, smoother appearance in the treated area for years following a fat grafting treatment.
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