Fat grafting is an innovative procedure in which fat is harvested and purified from an area of the body where it is unwanted such as the hips, belly or thighs, and injected into an area that lacks volume such as the face, breast or buttocks. Discomfort and scarring are minimal with the fat transfer procedure, and it can be highly customized to the individual’s unique anatomy and aesthetic sensibilities.
Who is a good candidate for fat grafting?
Among the most important requirements for fat grafting is that the patient have adequate fat available at the donor site for transfer. Most patients who are in good physical and emotional health, who refrain from smoking and who are realistic in their expectations will qualify to receive a fat transfer procedure. Excellent circulation is also mandatory for fat grafting.
Fat transfer is an excellent solution for patients who are in the early stages of the aging process and who are plagued by volume loss in the cheeks, temples, around the eyes or in the breasts or buttocks.