Fat transfer can augment soft tissues of the face to fill in contour depressions and renew your appearance. Because the technique uses your own natural fat, there's no risk of allergic reaction.
Also known as autologous fat grafting, this procedure removes fat from one area of your body and injects it in another to correct tissue imperfections. During fat transfer, Dr. Genter performs gentle liposuction on your thighs or abdomen. The fat is then prepared and re-injected in areas that need filling.
Fat Transfer: Who Can Benefit?
Fat grafting offers many of the same benefits as synthetic wrinkle fillers, and the results typically last longer. There are many applications for fat grafting; some of the common treatments will do the following:
- Restore fullness in the cheeks
- Restore volume beneath the eyes
- Augment the contour of the brow or jaw line
- Fill scars or other depressions
Dr. Genter can help you determine whether fat grafting will achieve the results you desire. To be considered for this procedure, candidates need to have some extra body fat that can be removed.
Why You Need a Skilled Plastic Surgeon
For a good plastic surgeon, fat grafting is a relatively simple process. However, the procedure requires a meticulous technique and careful monitoring of the results. The amount of fat that survives the transfer will vary because some fat usually gets reabsorbed by your body. Dr. Genter has the experience to ensure your fat grafting procedure is successful.
After Fat Grafting: What to Expect
Small incisions will need to heal after your fat grafting procedure. There may be some minor tingling, swelling and bruising during the first week or two.
To learn more about the risks, benefits or cost of fat grafting at Dr. Genter’s office, contact us to set up a surgery consultation. Our office is located in Jenkintown, about ten miles from downtown Philadelphia. Send us an email or call 215-572-7744 to inquire about an appointment for fat grafting.