What is Fat Grafting ?
♥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.
♥Before The Procedure:
Discontinue aspirin and ibuprofen products (Advil, Motrin) for ten (10) days prior to treatment. Tylenol is permitted.
Avoid Vitamin E supplements for ten (10) days prior to treatment. Regular multivitamins are permitted.
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 48 hours prior to treatment.
Wash hair the night before or the morning of the procedure.
Routine medications may be taken the morning of procedure with alight breakfast
♥After The Procedure:
Two weeks before procedure, stop taking aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ; smokers should quit two weeks before procedure; female patients should avoid the menstrual period.
Shower before procedure to keep clean.
Post-op, 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 tighten the skin.