What is Fat Grafting?
Facial and body rejuvenation using fat grafting (fat transfer) is a great option for patients wanting to remove excess fat from one area, such as the abdomen, and transfer it to an area in need of volume or correction. Common areas of the face that benefit from the transferred fat include the cheeks, eye area, fine and deep lines, and irregular facial contours. Fat transfers can also be used to sculpt the body physique by adjusting the volume in the buttocks or breasts for natural-looking enhancements, whether being utilized for a Brazilian butt lift, breast revision, or breast augmentation. At his Houston office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rafi Bidros performs fat transfers that restore the youthful contours and volume of the face and body.
Fat Grafting Reviews
"11 Year Cancer Survivor and It Was Time - Houston, TX - Dr Bidros met with me to go over with me all of my options and to decide what would work best. My initial consultation was over an hour and Dr Bidros took his time to explain everything to me. I am so happy with my results !!!"- L. / RealSelf / Nov 13, 2014
"46 Y/o - 3 Teenagers- Breast Reduction/Liposuction and Fat Grafting to Buttocks - Dr Bidros has been super professional and patient. So far Im very happy I chose him, after years of researching a BR doctor. He answered all my questions and made sure I understood what to expect.I still need to go for the first follow up with him. I will post more about him after that."- A. / RealSelf / Nov 01, 2017
What Are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?
Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic treatments offered worldwide. But while these injections make use of synthetic formulas, fat grafting in Houston, TX can provide similar benefits with numerous other perks, such as:
- Injects your natural fat rather than synthetic fillers
- Can be delivered to the lips, cheeks, and other areas
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminishes the visibility of scarring
- Firms and rounds out skin
- Lower risk of allergic response
- Creates natural-looking results
- Extracts stubborn fat from problem areas
- Minimal recovery time
- Long-lasting aesthetic improvements
Am I A Candidate For Fat Grafting?
Individuals who want more fullness on areas of the body or face that appear hollow, thin, or deflated may be the right candidates for fat grafting. This specialized enhancement is even more beneficial because it offers an autologous way to produce results by using the patient's own fat. By doing this, there is less risk or concern for rejection. Both women and men at MyBodyMD considering this treatment need to be at a certain weight and have enough fat to extract for the transfer.
How Is Fat Grafting Performed?
First, Dr. Bidros will perform liposuction to collect the excess fat cells. Next, the harvested fat cells are prepared and injected into the desired location of the face or body. Dr. Bidros will add slightly more fat than is needed to meet the patient’s goals to account for the small amount of fat that will be reabsorbed by the body.
What Should I Expect From Fat Grafting Surgery?
Dr. Bidros prefers to perform your fat grafting under general anesthesia to keep you comfortable during your surgery. The results of facial rejuvenation and body contouring using fat grafting are long-lasting and will give you a more youthful appearance. Patients may have bruising and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks, but it can often be concealed with makeup after one week. As the bruising and swelling subside, your results will become visible.
Fat Grafting FAQs
Can I Combine Treatments?
Fat grafting can be used in combination with facial fillers or alone to give the face a youthful appearance. Facial fat grafting can also be performed with wrinkle relaxer treatments to treat dynamic wrinkles on the face. In addition, fat grafting to the face or body can be performed in combination with other plastic surgery procedures based on your goals.
Will I have Scarring?
Since the amount of fat removed for the fat transfer is small, the liposuction incisions will be minimal and will be difficult to detect after proper healing. The fat injections into the face or body will not need incisions so patients will not have to worry about any scarring from the procedure.
Will my results be Permanent?
During a successful fat transfer, the new fat will create a new line of blood supply to nourish itself and remain permanently. However, some fat may not take and be reabsorbed by the body so patients may need touch-up treatments over time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,900 - $5,900
Enhance Your Features
If you are looking to get fuller lips or want to smooth out hollow areas or lines, fat grafting may be a great option. In addition, a fat transfer is an outstanding option for the body, such as the breasts. This treatment offers many alternatives for adding volume and fullness. This procedure can help you to achieve the look you wish for without pursuing an invasive surgery that might require a lengthy recovery period. We welcome you to make your consult with Dr. Bidros at MyBodyMD in Houston, TX.