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Fat grafting or “natural fat transfer” is a method of moving fat cells from one area of the body to another. The results of fat grafting are soft, fresh, and natural in appearance . Fat grafting can be performed to enhance facial contours, to add volume to your breasts, or to create more lifted, rounded buttocks.


What are some of the benefits of fat grafting?

Some of the benefits that can be achieved through fat grafting include:

  • Restore areas of the face and hands that have lost volume
  • The use of your own tissue in the procedure strongly minimizes any chance of rejection or adverse reaction
  • Trims another body area, such as love handles, thighs, or buttocks by removing fat
  • Long-lasting results

Micro fat grafting is when a tiny needle is used to transfer fat to the face with results similar results to dermal fillers, with longer-lasting results. Dr. Flugstad employs the most advanced procedures in fat grafting, and can create a beautiful, subtle improvement that takes years off your look.

Are you a candidate for micro fat grafting?

With age, your face is an area where the tissue and skin thin. Your face may develop a gaunt look at temples and cheeks, along with nasolabial folds, with the chin developing creases and lines. A youthful look can be restored by adding volume to those areas with Dr. Flugstad’s advanced micro fat grafting techniques.

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What happens during micro fat grafting?

Micro fat grafting is performed under intravenous sedation and local anesthetic. Our surgeon will harvest the fat with gentle liposuction an area of the body with an excess, such as love handles, thighs, or hips. The fat cells are then purified and placed in syringes for injection.

The fat cells are then carefully injected into the areas of the face that have lost volume. Recent studies have shown that loss of fat and collagen in the face is a major contributor facial aging. Micro fat grafting is a cutting-edge facial rejuvenation technique designed to reverse this process.

Can micro fat grafting be combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments?

Micro fat grafting is often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as:

  • Facelift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Chemical peel
  • Laser skin resurfacing

These options can be discussed during your consultation so that facial rejuvenation treatment is tailored to your individual needs, with the goal of creating a refreshed, more youthful appearance.

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What is involved in micro fat grafting recovery?

Recovery from micro fat grafting takes about one to two weeks. In the early stages of recovery, it is normal to experience mild bruising, swelling, and some discomfort, which can be alleviated with over-the-counter painkillers. The swelling may take several weeks to fully disappear. The transferred fat becomes living tissue after injection for long-lasting restoration of lost facial volume. Micro fat grafting represents a cutting-edge technique in plastic surgery and is a very effective procedure for natural facial rejuvenation.

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