Fat grafting, or fat transfer, also referred to as fat injections, or stem cell therapy, describes the procedure of transferring fat from the body, usually the hips (love handles), thighs or from other locations, to the areas that have lost fat through aging, the most common being the face and hands.
The procedure uses minimally invasive method and requires minimal downtime making it an ideal option for those looking to rejuvenate their face without going under the knife. Your own fat is extracted with a small needle and then specially processed in the operating room in order to separate the damaged fat cells so as to only use the whole, undamaged fat cells for the procedure. The fat is then injected deep into the face to accentuate the cheekbones, midface, lips, cheek, chin, nose and jaw line to reshape the face. While fat in certain areas will be permanent, some people may need the process to be repeated as will be discussed with Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke during your consultation.
Fat grafting is usually done during liposuction but can be done alone or in conjunction with rhinoplasty, face lift, or blepharoplasty to help achieve an even better result.
After the procedure, patients may experience some mild bruising and swelling. Most of the swelling should be gone in as little as 2 weeks although it can take longer. You should also avoid strenuous activity for a few days as well.
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