How effective is fat grafting in cosmetic surgery?
Fat grafting is the removal of fat from one part of the body which is then processed and injected into another part of the body to enhance the features of that part of the body.
Fat grafting seems to be the very best cosmetic surgery method where you can get two body enhancement procedures at the same time. Imagine removing fat deposits from your thighs and using that same fat to enlarge your breasts? This is not fantasy, fat grafting is a reality and is exctremely successful in plastic surgery.
Most common procedures in fat grafting
Not only is breast augmentation the most common cosmetic surgery, it is also the most common for fat grafting.
The surgery is minimally invasive and extremely successful. The biggest difference between using your own fat cells or silicone or salne implants, is that your body absorbs a certain amount of the fat cells.
The results achieved are genuinely beautiful and completely natural. In the World today, there seems to be a move towards using natural products and the use of one’s own fat is certainly a growing trnd in Cosmetic surgery.
Another common use and very popular procedure using fat grafting is to increrase volume in the face and lips. In some instances your own fat will be used in place of fillers.
Fat grafting may result in quite a lot of the volume being reabsorbed by the body over time, making it necessary to undergo multiple fat grafting procedures. These are necessary to maintain the full effect of the enhancement.
Like any surgery, there will be some swelling. After about two weeks the swelling will have gone down and you will have a much better idea of what the final result will look like. It is recommended that you stay off work between one and two weeks after a fat grafting procedure to give your body the rest it needs to heal properly.
In short, the most common and successful procuderes using fat grafting are to increase volume in the breasts or buttocks, Fill in dents or lines in the face and neck. Augmenting cheeks and and the chin are very successful.
Fat Transfer results
When ones own fat cells are used, every persons body will react differently. In some cases the body absorbs around 20% of the fat cells transferred and in other cases can be as high as 50%. After the body has finisherd absorbing the fat cells from the procedure, the results can be considered permanent. It is at this stage that you and your surgeon will discuss how much more, if any volume needs to be added.