Fat Transfer Cosmetic Procedures

People have always tried to improve their appearance since the beginning of civilization. Disfigurement of the skin has been particularly distressful for many. With the advent of new fillers there are excellent procedures available to correct such skin defects such as deep furrows and wrinkles on the face.

Depressions on other areas of the body can also be corrected through a procedure called autologous (from the same individual) fat transplantation. This procedure can help contour the face, enhance the cheek and chin and correct facial or body deformities.

Fat is removed from a donor site and then re-injected into the recipient site. This can be done under local anesthesia. The process is repeated until the desired amount of fat has been transferred and the defect is corrected.

With this procedure, problems of rejection or allergic reactions are not factors, because the fat is transplanted within the same body. Recovery time is very short and patients are usually up and around the day of surgery. The only downside of fat grafting is that some of the fat may dissolve and the patient may need additional fat grafting procedures to achieve the desired contour.

Facial implants and fat grafting are ways of restoring lost volume and proportion in the face through minimal incisions and minimal scars with a fairly quick recovery.