When it comes to looking your youngest and your absolute best, there are many different options out there. When you meet with a skilled plastic surgeon, you can have all of these options explained to you at length. We’d like to take a moment right now to go over one particular option that has been gaining in popularity recently. It combines fat reduction with wrinkle reduction, making it doubly beneficial to a number of patients. The treatment we’re talking about is known as fat grafting.
What is fat grafting?
Also known as fat transfer treatment and microlipoinjection, fat grafting refers to the transfer of a patient’s body fat in one area of the body to another in order to improve volume and reduce wrinkles. It is comparable in many ways to dermal filler injection treatments, such as the use of collagen and Restylane.
Benefits of Fat Grafting
One of the biggest benefits of fat grafting is that it combines dermal filler injections with liposuction. You see, liposuction is used to extract the fat from one part of patient’s body and place it elsewhere.
This means that patients undergo some degree of fat reduction (often in the abdominal area, hips, or buttocks) while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, the use of a patient’s own body fat for dermal filler needs means no chance of filler rejection or allergic reactions.
Ideal Candidates for Fat Grafting
The best candidates for fat grafting are people in good overall health who have a few issues with wrinkles or hollows in the face. It’s also important that patients have realistic expectations about the nature of the procedure and what it can achieve. During your visit with a cosmetic plastic surgeon, your overall candidacy will be assessed and any questions that you have can be answered in detail.
The Fat Grafting Procedure
During the fat grafting procedure, a small amount of fat will be removed from the donor site of the patient which will be predetermined prior to treatment. The fat is put through a centrifuge in order to separate the fat from the blood and make sure it is free from potential impurities.
The fat is then carefully injected into the treatment area in order to enhance volume, improve overall appearance, and reduce wrinkles. The fat will eventually be reabsorbed into the body after several months, at which time another fat transfer injection can be performed.
Alternatives to Fat Grafting
While fat grafting is a popular treatment option, there are many other methods of improving appearance to consider. The use of other dermal fillers and BOTOX cosmetic injections, for example, have proven quite popular and can provide comparable results to fat grafting, though without the added benefit of liposuction.
During your visit, your cosmetic surgeon will go over all of your options and help you make the best possible decision concerning your aesthetic goals. Multiple treatments may be right for your needs, so we will be sure to address all of your concerns so you can make an informed final choice.
Learn More About Fat Grafting Treatment
If you would like to learn more about fat grafting treatment and how it may be the best option for you and your needs, be sure to contact our Gainesville cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team is eager to meet with you in person and help you achieve the best possible results that help you reach your aesthetic goals.