The use of fat as a filler is a subject that has been much discussed in recent years in most plastic surgery congresses in the main reference centers in the world. This is due to the discovery of stem cells that are found exactly within the aspirated fat that are endowed with fantastic facial and body rejuvenating power. They can be used to volumize the face, remove ridges and expression marks, to improve the contour of the jaw, increase the chin, increase the lips and as a complement to plastic surgery of the face. Also as correction of depressed scars, rejuvenation of the hands, refinement of the breast contour and gluteal enlargement. - Common questions
How is fat grafting done?
The fat is removed by aspiration and worked in a device that separates the fat from the blood, cell debris and the injected serum, making a purification of it. After this process, it is grafted through fine needles.
Is the fat graft a safe procedure?
Yea! It can be done with local anesthesia, with or without sedation, and as the fat is from the body itself, there is no danger of rejection, being a natural product, with the greatest possible biocompatibility.
What precautions should I take to perform the fat graft?
The main care that must be taken is to look for a trained professional, in this case a trained plastic surgeon, so that the results are the most natural and stable in the long term. Another precaution is to perform a blood test before the procedure.
How is the post-operative period of fat grafting or fat grafting?
The postoperative period is quiet, without significant pain. There may be mild discomfort at the graft site that easily subsides with common pain killers. Edema may occur that subsides as early as the first week.
Is the result of the fat graft definitive?
After fat grafting, an absorption of 30 to 40% of the fat grafted by the body itself takes place within the first year. The rest that remains is definitive, yes.
Where can the fat grafting be performed?
The fat graft can be used for volumizing around the eyes, improving depression and softening the "tired" aspect and improving so-called dark circles. Very good to correct the naso geniano groove, the famous and feared "Chinese mustache", to outline the lips, increase the chin. It can be done on the jaw, hands, large vaginal lips and buttocks with very encouraging results.