Fat grafting has become an increasingly popular technique used to improve the appearance of the area where the fat is injected. The process involves extracting fat from other areas of the body by liposuction, filtering and processing the fat, then reinjecting the filtered fat into the desired area. This technique is widely used to enhance the appearance of the body in most areas, such as the face, breasts, hips, and buttocks.
Different Types of Fat Grafting
There are different types of fat grafting, and the filter determines which type of fat graft will be used.
1. Macro Fat Graft
Macro fat grafting is used for large volume transfer of fat in the body, such as the breasts and buttocks. This could be used in a Brazilian butt lift, where fat is extracted from one area of the body, filtered, and inserted in the buttocks area to give it more of a lift and to add volume.
2. Micro Fat Graft
Micro fat grafting is more commonly for people who want more volume in their face. Under eye correction, lip/chin/cheek augmentation, and fixes for the deep creases around the nose and mouth can all be achieved with a micro fat graft.
3. Nano Fat Graft
Nano fat grafting is the most filtered fat out of the three listed above. This method of fat grafting is usually used to improve the texture of the skin and the skin tone. It’s also used to smoothen crow’s feet, fine lines, and the tear troughs.
Benefits of Fat Grafting
Fat transfers offer a safe, natural, and lasting solution for a more youthful appearance. There are several benefits of fat grafting:
- Can provide natural-looking results
- Risk of allergic reaction is limited (as it originated from your body)
- Removes unwanted fat from other areas of the body
- Low complication rate
- Minimal and mostly unnoticeable scarring
Downfalls of Fat Grafting:
- You may not get your desired results
- Limitations to how much fat can be injected into an area
If you are interested in fat transfer or cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, schedule a consultation with Dr. Zoran Potparic to discuss your options and to see if you are a good candidate. Call our office today at (954) 779-2777 to start your journey with us. For more information on plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, check out our website for before and after photos of our procedures.
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Fat grafting history and applications
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.