Fat grafting or fat injection is a method of transferring fat from one body area to another. Micro Fat Grafting is a precise method of transferring fat to areas where increased volume is needed using small syringes. Fat grafting and Micro Fat Grafting have the advantage of using your own tissue. In the face, micro fat grafting offers similar results to dermal fillers, but typically has more long lasting results.
Are you a candidate for Micro Fat Grafting?
As we age, our faces are one area that naturally lose some of their soft tissue volume. In particular, areas such as the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, and chin can develop hollowing or atrophy over time. A youthful look can be restored by adding volume to the areas that need it*. Micro fat grafting, using a very precise method of injection, can put the volume back where it belongs using your own tissue. If you feel that hollowness in your face is making you appear older or less rested than you are, you may be a candidate for Micro Fat Grafting.
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What happens during Micro Fat Grafting?
Micro Fat Grafting can be done under local anesthesia with light sedation or under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will typically harvest the small amounts of fat required for micro fat grafting from the abdomen, thighs, or hips. He will then process that fat to remove excess fluid, while keeping the entire process sterile, and load it into syringes for injection. Micro Fat Grafting is often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelift, blepharoplasty, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing.
What is involved in Micro Fat Grafting recovery?
Recovery from Micro Fat Grafting is typically 1-2 weeks. You will experience mild bruising, swelling, and typically minimal pain. Ice packs and pain medication will provide adequate relief. The swelling may take up to 4 weeks to improve. The micro fat becomes a living part of the tissue where it is injected, and takes on the blood supply of the area it is injected. Micro Fat Grafting represents a cutting edge technique in plastic surgery, and has been shown to be an effective procedure for facial rejuvenation.
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*Individual results and patient experience may vary.