Fat injections are a safe and natural way to enhance/correct your imperfections without involving implants.
The fat grafting/transfer procedure removes a patient’s own fat to place it where needed. It is typically harvested from the abdomen, flanks or thighs, and injected into other areas, such as the face, breast or buttocks. When used as a facial filler, fat grafting can improve creased and sunken areas of the face and add fullness to the cheeks. Fat grafting can be used in the buttocks for augmentation and to help correct asymmetry in breast reconstruction.
Surgery time for fat grafting is approximately 2 hours and is performed in an out-patient setting. Fat grafting requires general or local anesthesia. After the donor site is prepped by using a local anesthetic, the surgeon will harvest the fat using a syringe or cannula, inject it into the recipient site where it will re-vascularize. This autologous fat transfer process will be repeated until the desired correction is achieved.
The patient may experience swelling, discomfort, and possible bruising. Recovery time for the procedure is relatively short. Patients should be able to return to normal activities within a few days.
There is a small risk of infection and other infrequent complications. Dr. Odinet and his staff will discuss the procedure with you during your consultation and answer any questions you may have about fat grafting.