Along with developing lines and wrinkles with age, your face can also begin to lose volume, causing you to have a sunken or shallow appearance. At Neaman Plastic Surgery, you can achieve natural facial rejuvenation while also contouring and shaping another area on your body via fat transfer or fat grafting.
Who is a candidate for fat transfer?
Ideal candidates are any patients who are in good overall health and that desire to improve their appearance by adding volume to reverse the signs of aging without having to undergo extensive plastic surgery. Candidates should, however, have enough fat to be harvested. Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen will determine your candidacy and discuss any and all options during your consultation.
Can fat transfer be performed alongside another procedure?
Fat transfer is a great stand-alone procedure, but it is often combined with other surgical procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift, or a body lift to achieve a complete body transformation and optimum contouring results.
Where is the fat grafting procedure performed?
Fat grafting procedures are performed at an out-patient surgery center using general or local anesthesia. You will need to make arrangements to have someone drive you home following your procedure.
What are the risks associated with fat transfer?
As with any type of cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure, especially when anesthesia is used, there are some potential risks associated with treatment. This can include an adverse reaction to anesthesia or changes in sensation. However, when fat grafting is performed by an experienced and expert surgeon such as board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Neaman or Dr. Christiansen, you can expect to receive safe and effective results. They are highly skilled at performing fat transfers and know exactly where to make injections and how deep to inject the fat. Using your own fat reduces your overall risk for any adverse reactions.
How long do results last?
You can expect results to be long-lasting. Extreme weight gain or loss can affect your final results, so it is essential that you maintain a healthy and stable weight.