Men and women seeking a more youthful appearance may be unsure about the options available to them. While most patients automatically think of plastic surgery, it’s not the only way in which patients can turn back time. At Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, patients are encouraged to ask about less invasive options for their appearance including fat grafting.
What is fat grafting?
Fat grafting is a method of removing fat cells from one area of the body and injecting it into the face to add volume and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. This is a highly effective and reliable way for patients to achieve a youthful look without a facelift. Fat grafting is a very desirable option because it uses the patient’s own fat cells. By harvesting fat cells from one area of the body and injecting to the face, patients eliminate the risk of side effects or allergic reactions.
Where can fat be harvested?
Fat cells for fat grafting to the face can be harvested from anywhere on the body. Patients may choose to have fat grafting done in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat from areas of the body where there is too much, improving body contours at the same time. The most common areas where fat cells are removed are the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms.
Who is a candidate for fat grafting?
The best candidates for fat grafting are patients who have an area of the body with excess fat and want to fill fine lines and wrinkles with a more natural solution than conventional dermal fillers and neurotoxins. However, there are some patients who may be a better candidate for these other cosmetic injections. The best way to determine this is to schedule a consultation evaluation with our team.
Call Dr. Christine Fisher today!
At Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we provide patients ways to enhance their appearance. Patients seeking less invasive measures than traditional surgery are welcome to book a consultation visit with our team to discuss fat grafting. Call (512) 815-0123 today to request an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 2905 San Gabriel Street, Suite 100.