Fat Grafting

in Aventura, Florida

Fat grafting supplements a sagging, droopy face, naturally filling the layer below the skin to plump up a “deflated” area, scar, or post-liposuction dent or divot. Fat grafting can be injected into the face, hands, and other parts of the body. Once injected, fat cells can stimulate stem-cell production, which may further stimulate new collagen production. This can frequently improve the skin’s youthful appearance, as well as improve surface smoothness and shape. Results are generally complete within three to four months after the fat grafting is performed.

These are treatment modalities that can be used by themselves or in combination with other procedures. For example, facial implants, such as chin implants, can really help you balance your other facial features and is frequently done as part of a rhinoplasty. The implants are made of medical grade silicone (the one also used for different prostheses) or medpor. The incisions are usually done through the mouth or through small concealable incisions under the chin or in other areas of the face.

How Does Fat Grafting Work?

Fat grafting can help with facial deflation, scars, and post liposuction deformities. When injected into the hand, it can improve the appearance of the skin and lessen the appearance of veins, tendons, and bones. it is an excellent adjunct to other facial procedures such as facelifts and eyelid or brow surgery.

The injected fat cells are a live transplant from your own body that is carefully, artfully, and skillfully transferred to another part of your body. These fat cells stimulate the production of the stem cells that can rejuvenate the skin and stimulate new collagen production, improving the quality of the overlying skin. This outpatient procedure is usually done under sedation and requires minimal to no incisions. The fat is harvested from your flanks, abdomen and/or thighs and processed for injection. The recuperation time is variable, but usually, you are socially ready in about three weeks, at which time you may also start easing yourself into your regular exercising routine. The swelling will diminish during the following month as your body is accepting this new “transplant”. Your body will integrate and keep around 50-70% of the fat that was originally injected, and you will see your final result in about 3-4 months.

Fillers are package ready injectables that help diminish frown lines, wrinkles and can significantly improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, the area around the eyes, and many others. They are typically used in conjunction with neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) to enhance your overall result.

If you believe you may be able to benefit from fat grafting, contact our Aventura office today to schedule your initial consultation and to create a personalized treatment plan.

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