Aging, weight loss, or heredity can leave you with hollowed features, thinning lips, and the formation of wrinkles that mask the youthful vitality you feel. You have several surgical and non-surgical options to address these lines and thinning features, including fat grafting. Fat grafting is a surgical treatment that transfers fat from one area of the body to another through injections to fill wrinkles and creases, plump cheeks and hands.
What Do You Desire?
Fat Grafting Concerns
Frequently Asked Questions
Candidates for fat grafting experience facial wrinkles, creases, hollowed cheeks, thin lips, loss of fullness in the back of their hands. Ideal candidates should be in good health, be non-smokers, have enough fat in other regions of their body to harvest, and have realistic expectations of their results. Patients who experience exterior tendon issues are not candidates for fat grafting to the hands.
Fat grafting is performed under general anesthesia to ensure the most comfortable experience for the patient.
The fat grafting treatment first removes the fat from the extraction area (traditionally the abdomen, thighs, or back) with a small cannula and syringe. This fat is then processed and purified before it is injected into the desired area. Results can begin to be seen as soon as the bruising and swelling subsides.
The fat that survives transfer in patients is permanent. Varying amounts of fat survive from patient to patient. There is a small chance that you may require additional fat grafting treatments to reach your desired results.
Fat grafting to the face is often combined with a facelift to achieve further facial rejuvenation.