Fat grafting, also referred to as fat injections or fat transfer, is the surgical process by which fat is moved from one area of the body to another area. The overall surgical goal is to improve and augment the area where the fat is injected. As we get older, the facial skin can thin and lose volume. Fat Grafting Procedures around the face can help to plump cheeks, jawline, nasolabial folds and around the lower eye. Fat Grafting can restore volume, help to replenish nutrients, and increase blood supply to the skin. This results in a more youthful appearance, and is the most natural way to rejuvenate your face.
At Aesthetic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Darm and his experienced team always put patient needs and wishes first. As aesthetics medicine specialists, we understand that you want superior results from your aesthetic procedures, and that’s why Aesthetic Medicine uses the latest state-of-the-art technology and treatment to help you meet your goals. If you’re losing volume in your face or want to plump up certain areas, fat grafting treatment at our Lake Oswego office could be the procedure for you.
Fat grafting is a procedure in which a medical specialist removes fat from one area of your body, such as your abdomen, and then injects it into the areas of your face where you could use some additional volume. The Fat Grafting process gives a more youthful, fuller appearance with long lasting results.
Fat grafting offers many benefits; because the fat comes from your own body, it is a transfer of natural fat that molds with your body. It provides long-lasting results and less frequent replacement surgeries compared to artificial fillers. After a few months, the fat transfer becomes permanent. Fat Grafting is a great method to remove fat from unwanted areas and relocate it to a certain region. Another perk of fat grafting is that because the donor fat is a part of your body, it lessens the chance for immune reactions which can sometimes be caused by Artificial Fillers.
Just as with other aesthetics treatments like dermal fillers, you can have fat grafting in one outpatient appointment at Aesthetic Medicine.
You’ll receive local anesthesia at both the donor site and at the treatment area in your face to make sure you’re comfortable; Types of Anesthesia used vary depending on the volume of fat being extracted. Your specialist makes a tiny incision and uses a cannula — a very thin tube — to extract fat from the donor area. The most common donor areas include the hips, abdomen, and thighs but you can discuss the donor area with your provider ahead of time.
After obtaining your fat from the donor site, your specialist treats the fat cells using an advanced processing method. This filters out unusable cells to ensure that you get only healthy whole fat cells for maximum results.
Finally, your specialist draws the fat into a slim syringe and reinjects the purified fat into the areas where you want to improve.
At our Lake Oswego Aesthetic Medicine office, we want to help our patients feel and look their best. Good candidates for our Fat Grafting Procedure should:
Dr. Darm and his team will help you determine if you are a good candidate for body sculpting at your scheduled private consultation.
Fat Grafting is a versatile and easy outpatient procedure that can sculpt and augment many areas of the face. Whether patients want to avoid the risks of artificial fillers or utilize a more natural option, fat grafting can be an ideal option. Schedule a consultation with Aesthetic Medicine to discuss our Fat Grafting procedures in Lake Oswego today.