Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injection, involves moving excess fat from one area of the body, and injecting it into other areas of the body where you may want more volume. It is a generally safe procedure with long-lasting results and a very natural effect. People who consider this procedure as a on option, may have sunken or creased facial areas, want to improve or define their curves, smooth out scars, or rejuvenate face and hands.
The procedure is done with local anesthetic, applied to the area where the fat will be taken from and where it will be applied. Using a cannula (small needle) fat is taken from the desired area, such as inner thighs or the abdomen, once all the excess fluids have been removed, it is then injected under the skin of the area that you want to contour or rejuvenate.
Face Lift, eyelid surgery, chemical peel, laser skin treatment and facial implants are other cosmetic procedures that can enhance a face rejuvenation.
Potential risks and complications
As with all surgeries, the risks are inherent to each patient, but infection, swelling, scarring or allergic reactions may occur after a fat transfer.
What to expect post surgery
As the body naturally reabsorbs fat, your surgeon will probably overcorrect the defect, allowing for some reabsorption with affecting the final result. Swelling and bruising may occur for a couple of weeks, but patients can return to their everyday lives almost immediately.