WHAT IS FAT GRAFTING?
Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is the surgical procedure in which fat is taken from one part of the body and injected into the face, buttocks, thighs, breast, or another part of the body. The practice of taking fat from one part of the body and using it as a filler in another part dates all the way back to 1893, though the procedure as we know it today did not gain popularity until liposuction was developed in the 1980s. Though fat grafting may not be as well-known a technique as other cosmetic skin tightening procedures, many plastic surgeons believe it to be much safer and more effective.
BENEFITS OF FAT GRAFTING
Many patients who have undergone fat grafting rave about their smoother skin and more natural-looking. In addition, they have reported enjoying the following benefits and results of the procedure:
- Improved self-esteem and renewed confidence
- Improved skin texture and shape
- Happiness with the renewed fullness of their treated feature
FAT GRAFTING RECOVERY
Some discomfort and slight bruising around the treated areas is to be expected for the first few days following treatment. Pain medicine and ice packs can be used to minimize any swelling or bruising and lessen any pain. You may resume your daily activities within two weeks following treatment. However, you should consult with Dr. Eberle before beginning any exercise following your procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR FAT GRAFTING CONSULTATION
Fat grafting is just one of many cosmetic surgery options that are used to increase volume in the areas you desire. Dr. Eberle understands that this is a very personal procedure and will take the time to answer any and all of your questions or concerns while walking you through the entire process to help you achieve the look you have always wanted!