What Are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting can often be a great option for patients seeking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for those who are interested in improving the shape and/or volume of the cheeks, breasts, buttocks, and various other regions of the face and body. To perform this procedure, liposuction is first utilized to extract fat from donor locations (e.g. the abdomen, thighs, hips, etc.) that have a sufficient amount of fat build-up. The harvested fat is then filtered, purified, and reinjected into the targeted treatment area(s). In addition to its natural looking and feeling results, fat grafting offers a number of benefits, including:
- No allergy testing – Since the fat is taken directly from the patient’s own body, no allergy testing is required before treatment.
- Minimal discomfort – Liposuction is generally performed using localized anesthesia, and fat injections are administered skillfully so as to minimize any potential discomfort.
- Body contouring – Since liposuction is utilized to remove fat, the donor site can benefit from fat reduction and contouring.
- Long-lasting outcomes – The volumizing and rejuvenative effects of fat transfer often last several years, and in many cases, permanently.
If you are interested in fat grafting and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lorri Cobbins or Dr. Brian Braithwaite – our board-certified plastic surgeons – please do not hesitate to contact The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago today.