Fat Grafting, also known as Fat Transfer, refers to the process of transferring fat from an unwanted part of your body and moving to another part of your body which can benefit from it. One of the latest advancements in the field includes breast reconstruction surgery in women in which excessive fat from other parts of your body such as thighs, belly, or buttocks is carefully extracted by specialists and re-injected into the breast area to make it look and feel fuller.
The expert dermatologists at DermASAP, a well-known dermatology clinic in Massachusetts which has been founded by Kenneth Reed MD , are highly-qualified in performing such surgeries with minimum discomfort to the patient.
Before you opt for such a surgery, you need to research well in order to decide whether you should go for a fat grafting surgery or not. A fat grafting surgery basically has three stages:
- Extraction of fat from the unwanted area/areas of the body through liposuction,
- Processing and centrifugation of the extracted fat, and
- Re-injecting the processed fat into the desired body parts.
What are the scopes of Fat Grafting surgery?
Fat transfers can be used to transfer fat from one part of your body to several other parts of your body, depending upon your requirement and the possibility of the procedure. However, the most common form of fat grafting is performed on the face. Most patients thinking of getting a fat grafting surgery may have one or more than one of the following symptoms:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- crow’s feet
- dark circles or under eye bags
- frown lines
- 'sunken' cheeks
- tired look
Kenneth Reed MD suggests that with age, the face along with the rest of our body starts to look thin and saggy. This is more common in women irrespective of their body type. Age is not the only factor. Stress and some form of illnesses can also result in visible facial problems which can be cured by fat grafting.
Filling the affected areas of your face with fat tissues not only gives them a fuller look but they also help in better blood circulation to the treated areas. This happens because the fat cells being re-injected to your face contains adipose stem cells which help in improving the blood circulation.
Does this treatment last?
Kenneth Reed MD, the founder of DermASAP, advises that every treatment, irrespective of their type and extent requires patience and proper care to work effectively. Unlike popular belief, when a fat grafting procedure is performed appropriately, most of the injected cells do survive and stay permanent. However, some cells may be lost during the post-operation period which is why dermatologists tend to inject more cells than required during the procedure itself. After the swelling subsides, which ideally takes around 2 weeks; you can get a rough idea of how the result will look like.