Making Use of What You’ve Got

Fat Grafting Palo Alto CAIf you’ve got it, flaunt it. Do you remember this old adage? One might think that seeking assistance from an experienced cosmetic surgeon would completely contradict the idea of making the most of what you’ve got. Not so. Today, some patients are obtaining treatment that does just that! We’re talking about fat grafting, and we want to take a closer look at how this procedure can change the landscape of your face or body.

What is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting also referred to as fat grafting or fat injections, is not a new technique for cosmetic enhancement. Surgeons have performed this process for several years. Fat grafting involves the extraction of fat from one area of the body, such as the thighs or the abdomen. The cells that are harvested are then reinserted to accentuate overall shape or appearance.

Where that Extra Fat Might Go

Fat grafting has become a common method of body contouring and rejuvenation in recent years. Some of the common areas augmented by autologous fat include:

  • Facial rejuvenation performed by Palo Alto cosmetic surgeon Dr. Orna Fisher often includes fat injections in areas such as the cheeks or the temples. The transfer of fat is sometimes performed as an alternative to facelift surgery, and sometimes as an adjunct procedure to bring about the best result for years of beauty.
  • Because fat injections have a similar effect as dermal fillers, this procedure is also advantageous for individuals who want to restore plumpness to the backs of the hands without the need for repeat treatments every few months.
  • Fat transfer gained a great deal of attention once consumers saw for themselves the results of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, which plumps and rounds out the backside.
  • The use of fat grafting for breast augmentation is still somewhat controversial due to the overwhelming success and certainty of breast implant surgery. Some surgeons are quite comfortable enhancing breast size with autologous fat, though patients must be prepared for less than desirable enlargement.

Fat transfer to restore younger looking facial contours is minimally invasive and long lasting regarding results. To learn more about this process, schedule a consultation in our San Francisco area office.

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