Fat grafting has become popular in the cosmetic surgery industry for about 25 years, but most people still haven’t heard about it. The fat grafting process uses a person’s body fat to sculpt areas of the body, virtually eliminating the chance of rejection and producing natural-looking results. With experienced surgeons like our doctors at Premier Cosmetic, fat grafting is the perfect blend of art and medicine.
Patients who undergo fat grafting to contour their bodies can apply this technique for many purposes, such as adding volume, losing volume, improving sagging skin, and smoothing wrinkles in problem areas. The fat transfer procedure creates a fuller, more youthful appearance and brings your inner beauty to the surface.
Which Areas Can Benefit from This Type of Body Sculpting?
You may be surprised to learn how many areas of the body can benefit from fat grafting.
Forehead and Brow Ridges
While aging is natural, many people grow insecure about facial lines and creases. Fat grafting can help smooth forehead wrinkles and create a more harmonious balance of your facial features.
You may not think of your temples as areas that show your age, but they do. The temple area is typically full when we are young. However, the loss of collagen and the effects of skin laxity can make it begin to look hollow. Fat grafting restores the temporal fat pad for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Are your cheeks sinking and revealing your age? Transferring fat from a problem area like your hips or buttocks into your upper cheeks gives you back that “apple-cheeked” look of youth.
Technically known as nasolabial folds, laugh lines around the mouth are a serious matter to some people. Body sculpting techniques can fill in those lines and give the lips a more lifted appearance.
Do you wish your nose were structured a bit differently? Are you not willing to undergo nose surgery? Nose fat grafting is a minimally invasive way to help correct minor nasal defects and balance your nose with the rest of your face.
Lip sculpting may be the procedure people are most familiar with. It can solve the problem of thin lips and smooth out fine wrinkles where the signs of aging have started to appear. Fat grafting in the lips can also help improve your smile if you have an excessive gingival display (commonly known as a “gummy smile”).
Grafting in the chin can be a better reshaping option than chin implants in many cases.
Do your hands show your age? Over the years, the tissues that keep our hands looking youthful disappear, but fat grafting can restore the smooth texture they once had.
Did you know that body sculpting may be a solution to bow-leggedness? This procedure may not work for everyone, but it helps some patients avoid more complicated surgeries.
Some women and men have a condition commonly referred to as “funnel chest.” It appears as a recessed area and can result from breast enhancement surgery or appear naturally. Sculpting with fat is an easy solution to this cosmetic issue.
Can Fat Grafting Help You?
If you’d like to know more about fat grafting and how it can help you restore a more youthful look or correct a congenital deformity, call Premier Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa today. We look forward to sharing all the ways this safe medical procedure can help you meet your aesthetic goals.