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Introduction to Fat Grafting

There’s not a more natural way to enhance your appearance than with tissue from your own body. Referred to as fat transplantation, fat transfer, fat grafting is the organic way to enhance your beauty. This treatment provides a versatile solution that can improve the appearance of the face, buttocks, and breasts.

What is Fat Grafting?

Fat Grafting (also known as Fat Transfer) is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another area that requires volume enhancement. The harvested fat is typically taken from areas such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs using liposuction techniques. The fat is then processed and purified before being injected into areas that lack fullness, such as the face, breasts, or buttocks, to create a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.

Fat Grafting is widely popular because it is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide long-lasting results without the need for artificial fillers or implants. It’s a versatile method that can be used for various aesthetic and reconstructive purposes, making it a popular choice among both men and women.

What are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?

Orlando Fat Grafting from Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary offers several benefits to patients, which include:

  • Dual benefits (lose weight in one area of your body while augmenting another)
  • Low risk of complications
  • Minimal scarring
  • Natural-looking results
  • Versatility

Facial Fat Grafting

Your face is a very important aspect of your appearance. Wrinkles and lax skin can make you look aged, fatigued, sad, or angry. The treatment adds youthful volume, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

Common areas for facial fat grafting include:

  • Cheeks to provide volume and shape to the cheeks
  • Deep Malar Space in the inner cheek which is a high-yield area for a youthful appearance
  • Lips to give lasting and natural volume
  • Lower Cheeks to fill in the hollowness
  • Lower Eyelids to replace lost volume and fill in the tear trough region
  • Lower Face to help lift the corners of the mouth and pre-jowl region
  • Nasolabial Folds which can be filled with fat
  • Outer Brow to help volumize and shape this area
  • Temples to fill in the hollows in the upper face and lift the brow
  • Upper Eyelids to fill in hollowness with micronized fat

Brazilian Butt Lift

Whether genetics, pregnancy, or weight changes gave you a flat or unshapely derriere, fat grafting can improve your lower-body contours. Dr. Papanicolaou can further accentuate your bottom by removing donor fat from strategic areas around your buttocks, such as your waist, muffin top area, and thighs.

Fat Grafting For Breast

As an alternative to breast implants, your doctor can enlarge your breasts and improve shape more naturally and less invasively using your own fat. Benefits include very little to no scarring and a quicker recovery than with breast augmentation using implants.

Who are the Best Candidates for Fat Grafting Procedure?

The best candidates for Fat Grafting in the Orlando area are individuals who desire to improve the appearance of their face, breasts, or buttocks and have enough excess fat in other areas of their body to be harvested for the procedure. We believe the following makes you a top candidate for Fat Grafting:

  • Are in generally good health and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure
  • Desire natural-looking results
  • Have contour irregularities caused by injury, scarring, or previous surgery
  • Have specific areas of the body that need additional volume
  • Looking for a long-lasting solution to facial aging
  • Possess deep wrinkles, fine lines, and creases on their face or other parts of the body
  • Possess sufficient amounts of donor fat for the procedure
  • Want to avoid synthetic fillers and implants
  • Would like to add volume to their cheeks, chin, or lips
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What’s the First Step?

The first step to determine if Fat Grafting is the right procedure for you is to schedule a consultation at Soma Plastic Surgery. During the consultation, Dr. Papanicolaou will evaluate your specific needs and goals and discuss the procedure in detail, including the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes. He will also review your medical history and current medications to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Once a procedure plan is in place, our Patient Coordinator will work with you to schedule the optimal time for your procedure. Fat Grafting from Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, FL (half an hour north of Orlando) can be a safe and effective way to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence; we can’t wait for you to discover what it can do for you.

What to Expect on the Day of Fat Grafting Surgery

Fat grafting procedure may involve local or general anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat transferred.

Dr. Papanicolaou will begin by using liposuction to carefully remove fat cells from those areas of your body with a little extra fat. Donor sites include typical problem areas such as your abdomen, love handles, and thighs. Fat removed during breast reduction or tummy tuck may also be used. Then Dr. Papanicolaou purifies the removed fat cells and injects them into the area of desired enhancement.

Treatment will likely result in temporary swelling and bruising. All swelling should subside after about one to two months, at which point your physician will assess your results to determine whether you would benefit from repeat treatments.

Fat Grafting Recovery

Patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling for about one week, although these side effects usually subside on their own. The final result is usually appreciated in four weeks. The donor site where the fat is harvested from may have minor swelling and bruising which may last for about one week.

Most patients can return to work and other normal activities within one to two days after the procedure, although exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a bit longer. Recovery from full-face fat grafting and the other combined procedures may take longer.

Depending on the amount of fat injected, patients may require multiple treatments over time to maintain their desired results though fat is long-lasting.

How Much

How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost in Orlando?

The cost of Fat Grafting in Orlando will vary on multiple factors, including the area fat is being taken from and grafted onto. During your consultation, we will evaluate your requirements and provide you with a clear understanding of the pricing for your Fat Grafting. Our goal is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision and to help you achieve the look you desire.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Papanicolaou?

At Soma Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and attention to our patients in Lake Mary and the surrounding Orlando area with all of our procedures. Dr. George Papanicolaou is a board-certified plastic surgeon from The American Board of Surgery (ABS) and The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He has extensive training and experience in performing Fat Grafting techniques. He takes a personalized approach to each injection procedure, working closely with his patients to understand their unique concerns and goals, and in the case of Fat Grafting, develop a precise and effective plan.

Using a state-of-the-art surgical facility that is equipped with the latest technology, Dr. Papanicolaou can ensure a comfortable and safe Fat Grafting experience. Our team believes in treating our patients with compassion and respect, guiding you through the entire process, from the initial consultation to post-operative care. With our commitment to patient satisfaction and natural-looking results, Soma Plastic Surgery is the perfect choice for your Fat Grafting in the state of Florida.

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