What is Fat Grafting?

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The terms Fat Transfer, Fat Injections, Autologous Fat Transfer, and Fat Grafting all refer to the process of taking fat from an unwanted area (or areas) of your body and re-injecting purified adipose fat tissues into another area (or areas) of your body. The goal of any fat transfer procedure is to add fullness to the area which receives the fat grafts. Fat injections are commonly made to the face, lips, buttocks or hands. With the face, fat can be transferred to the cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, and the lower eye area.


Indications:

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Treatment Timeline:

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Results:

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Things to Do:

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Before Treatment:

  • Wash hair the night before or the morning of the procedure

  • Shower before the procedure to keep clean

  • Routine medications may be taken the morning of procedure with alight breakfast


After Treatment:

  • Post-op, the patient has to minimize activity in order to facilitate recovery and reduce swelling, but no bed rest needed

  • Use elastic bandage as possible on fat grafted site, it prevents hematoma, and it helps to tighten the skin


Things to Avoid:

  • Discontinue aspirin and ibuprofen products (Advil, Motrin) for ten days prior to treatment. Tylenol is permitted.

  • Avoid Vitamin E supplements for ten days prior to treatment. Regular multivitamins are permitted

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 48 hours prior to treatment

  • Smokers should quit two weeks before the procedure

  • Female patients should avoid the menstrual period

You cannot do this treatment if you have Immune disorder, scar history, bleeding disorder, skin diseases, or mentally ill.


Side Effects:

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