Fat grafting – also known as fat transfer or fat injection – is an innovative procedure that utilizes an individual’s own fat to enhance the volume and/or contour of particular areas of the face/body. As an added benefit, this technique can also help smooth lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections in the targeted treatment area. At The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago, our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Brian Braithwaite and Dr. Lorri Cobbins, commonly employ fat grafting for patients seeking to improve the appearance of the following regions:
It is important to note that not every patient is qualified for fat grafting. To be considered a good candidate for this procedure, you must have a sufficient accumulation of fatty tissue in the abdomen, hips, thighs, and/or other areas of the body from which fat can be safely harvested via liposuction. Additionally, you should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for your outcome.
If you are interested in fat grafting to improve the appearance of a particular cosmetic concern, Dr. Braithwaite and Dr. Cobbins can determine whether or not this procedure is right for you. Should you not be a good candidate, they can help you find an alternative treatment and/or procedure for your unique needs and cosmetic goals.
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