Fat Grafting for the Body
Have you ever had unwanted fat on one part of your body that you wish you could transfer to an area where you need more fullness? Well, now you can! Using liposuction techniques, we can transfer fatty tissue from one area of the body to another.
For example, if you would like to have rounder buttocks, we can often use your own fat to accomplish a more natural look. Even if an implant is required for the result you want, fat grafts provide better contouring and prevent the implant from being seen from under the skin. For this same reason, we also frequently use fat grafting during breast augmentation.
Fat grafting gives you the opportunity to reduce a “problem area” while enhancing the other area, but if you do not wish to reduce any part of the body, we will harvest only enough fat needed for the grafts.
At HK, we use a new technique for fat grafting that causes less disruption to the harvested fat cells. What does this mean for you? More of the fat that is injected will “take,” which means that less of the fat will be absorbed by the body. When fat is absorbed, it sometimes causes the need for a second injection procedure. Our technique also allows us to perform fat grafting faster than in the past with less downtime for you.
After the fat is harvested, it is treated and then re-injected into the body where additional volume is needed. Our surgeons are experts at both liposuction and contouring of the body using liposuction and fat grafting injections, providing many HK patients with excellent results.
What can fat grafting for the body do for me?
Fat injections can contour areas of the body, such as the buttocks or breasts.
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What can I expect during fat grafting for the body?
Liposuction and fat grafting can be performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation at our fully accredited surgical facility on our beautiful campus, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care in the unlikely event of an emergency. We also work with board-certified anesthesiologists.
In the liposuction portion of the process, an incision is made on the part of the body where the fat will be removed, and a tube called a cannula is inserted. A vacuum-like device is attached to the cannula, and suction removes the appropriate amount of fat.
The fat is then carefully processed. The resulting fat is very smooth in texture so that it will look perfectly natural when re-injected into the desired area of the body using a fine needle. For the injection portion, a topical anesthetic or local anesthetic may be used.
Since your own tissue is used, there are no issues with rejection. No lengthy incisions are necessary with this procedure, and the incisions can be closed with delicate dissolving sutures that leave the finest of scars.
How long does it take to recover from fat grafting for the body?
A compression garment may be provided for the area where the fat was harvested, as well as the donor site. You can expect bruising, swelling, and soreness in both areas, which can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. Recovery takes one to two weeks, and strenuous activities should be avoided for about four weeks.
Of course, we will monitor your progress in follow-up examinations and will always be available to answer any questions you have while you heal.
How long does fat grafting for the body last?
Our techniques prevent absorption of the injected fat, but a small amount may be absorbed by the body during the first three months. After that, the remaining grafted fat is permanent.
Check out our Before and After Photo Gallery for real Fat Grafting results at HK.
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Call us today if you are interested in fat grafting for the body in Charlotte, North Carolina.