Fat grafting is a cosmetic surgery procedure wherein fat from one area of the body is transferred into another. As you age, parts of your body begin to lose volume and other parts begin to accumulate it. Typically, areas like buttocks, thighs, lower abdomen have excess fat, while your face loses it. If you think of the skin as a cover or as an envelope, then the muscle and underlying fat is its content. As one ages, these contents thin out, the envelope becomes empty, resulting in sagging of the skin (typically the face) and wrinkling. By restoring fat in these areas, we restore a more youthful and attractive appearance.
The fat grafting procedure involves removing fat from the 'donor' part of the body with a syringe or cannula. These fat cells are then carefully cleaned and processed by the doctor, and are then injected beneath the skin into the target area, with or without application of a bandage. The results of fat grafting / fillers are completely visible within a week or so.
Till about 22- 25 years ago, the only choice to rejuvenate your face was the face lifting procedure. However, fat grafting and fat fillers is the preferred choice today.
The preferred areas from which the fat is harvested include the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. What is more, the fat in these areas does not reduce significantly even after exercise. This kind of fat is therefore ideal for harvesting and transferring to another part of the body that needs it, as it does not change dramatically even with exercise. Consequently, the results of fat grafting last for a longer duration.
Fat grafting is also called facial fat rejuvenation, fat transfer, free fat transfer, autologous fat grafting or transfer, micro-lipoinjection, and fat injections. But they all mean the same.
Fat grafting is relatively safe, as it utilizes fat from your body.
Fat grafting is a good choice:
Here are the benefits of fat grafting:
One of the main possible downside of fat grafting is that the body tends to absorb at least some amount of the injected fat. It is not easy to predict exactly how much fat will be absorbed by the body. Therefore, it is a little difficult to predict exactly the end result. A lot depends on factors like from where was the fat taken, how it was concentrated and treated, how much was injected, where it was injected and of course, your body’s own metabolism.
Fillers are used to replenish the hyaluronic acid that you lose as you age. Once the skin starts losing the acid, it reduces its ability to stay moist and supple. Thus, the skin loses its youthful glow and develops folds. Juvederm is an injectable gel which contains hyaluronic acid that can restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. It is especially useful for the wrinkles / folds around the mouth and forehead. Juvederm is thus a filler that helps the skin in achieving a smooth and natural look.
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