ABOUT FAT INJECTION
Fat grafting is a procedure that uses your body’s own excess fatty deposits to fill depressions, plastic and reconstructive surgery in the skin that make you look older or make your skin appear unhealthy.
Patients often turn to fat grafting as a more natural alternative to popular injectable fillers. While these injectable fillers work wonders, the idea of using excess material (fat) from your own body is appealing to some patients. Those who desire fat grafting often do so to correct:
• Lines and wrinkles
• Depressed scars
• Hollow skin
• Laugh lines
• Thin lips
In order to undergo fat grafting, you must have adequate surplus fatty tissue at the donor site often the hips, thighs, midsection or buttocks. You should also have realistic expectations for the result of the procedure. While the correction does not last a lifetime, it can have long-term benefits for the appearance of your skin.
AFTER FAT INJECTION
Your recovery time following fat grafting should not last more than a few days as your incision heals cosmetic surgery and any swelling in your face dissipates. If you experience any discomfort, your plastic surgeon may prescribe medication to help manage it.