FAT: The Best Filler.
FAT GRAFTING is a popular filler choice, and can benefit people of all races and ethnicity with virtually no down time. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic surgeon, it is cost-effective, very safe and results in a natural looking improvement that is long lasting.
Fat injection or grafting is a technique that is growing in popularity. Fat is one of most well-tolerated Fillers available to aesthetic surgeons, and thus has broad applications. It is natural-appearing, lasts a long time, and is safe. It is an effective filler used for changing body contour, revising scars, filling depressions created by liposuction, and rejuvenating the hands and face. Perhaps most importantly, it spares the patient the inherent risks associated with fillers derived from animals or cadavers.
Patients who benefit from fat grafting are people who desire augmentation or filling of volume-deficient areas. The most commonly grafted areas include the hands, face (including the lips), and depressions in the skin contour such as those that have developed following liposuction and scarring. In addition, unlike other filler procedures, fat grafting is used to reduce scarring or damage from radiation treatment, a real benefit to our patients with breast cancer.
Benefits of fat grafting over other fillers?
It’s your own tissue, so it won’t be rejected by your body, and your own tissue tends to be softer than other cosmetic fillers, allowing us to easily shape and add contours to targeted areas for a smoother and more desirable effect.
Uses of Fat Grafting Fat grafting can be used safely and successfully to rejuvenate, re-sculpt, accentuate, augment, and contour, as well as correct deformities or irregularities on all areas the face and body.
Most common areas treated include:
-Face Laugh lines, lips, corners of the mouth, cheek areas, temple areas, forehead, eye brows, frown lines, chin, jowls, jaw line
-Eyes Dark circles under eyes, droopy eye lids, correction of "hollow" eyes, and correction after aggressive removal of eye fat pads from eyelid tuck surgery
-Acne scars and scars on the body Depressions from acne, injury, disease or surgery
-Hands Reverse thinning & skeletonization of aging hands
-Depressions from liposuction
Benefits of Fat Grafting
- Safest filler
- No risk of allergic reaction
- Natural living filler
- Most natural appearing results
- Most permanent results
- No scars
- No distortion of the lips & cheeks
- Very cost effective
- Outpatient procedure
- Minimal recovery time
- No bruising
- Minimal discomfort
- No risk of complications associated with other surgeries, such as face-lift.