Fat grafting, also called fat transfer, is a procedure that involves transferring fat from one area of the body to another. The main goal is to improve the shape and contour of the area where fat is injected. This procedure can be used to fill in lost volume, enhance the shape and size of the buttocks, and smooth our depressions in the stomach or breasts.
Areas commonly improved with fat grafting include the:
Individuals who are interested in improving the look of various areas of their body with a natural technique and long-lasting results can often benefit from fat grafting. Ideal candidates will be in general good health and have enough fat for the desired fat transfer. To learn more about candidacy, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.
The fat grafting procedure contains multiple steps, including:
A local anesthetic will be injected into the site for fat removal, and a small incision created. Then, a cannula attached to a syringe will be placed to carefully extract fat cells.
Next, the collected fat will be processed to prepare if for transfer into syringes. This may include placing the fat cells into a device called a centrifuge, which will spin the fat to remove impurities.
A cannula or needle will then be placed into the site that will be receiving the fat cells. This may be repeated until the desired results are achieved.
This entire process usually takes 1-2 hours to complete and is done on an outpatient basis.
Following fat grafting, you may experience bruising and swelling at the donor and injection sites. Most people can return to normal activities after a few days, though we recommend waiting 1-3 weeks before returning to exercise. Results are long-lasting, natural, and safe.
With fat grafting, there will be some degree of fat reabsorption, so several treatment sessions may be required for your desired results.
If you are ready to take the first step toward a more confident you, contact North Valley Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment to determine if fat grafting is right for your cosmetic goal.