Nearly everyone has a feature on their face or body that they wish to enhance, either making it more trim and toned or adding volume and shape. Many people, however, are apprehensive about undergoing cosmetic surgery because of the notion of placing foreign substances, such as implants or gels, in the body. Fat transfer, which uses a patient’s own fat from one area of the body to enhance the appearance of another, is a revolutionary procedure which can put those reservations to rest. Dr. Berardi is proud to offer this innovative treatment to Scottsdale plastic surgery patients, finally making cosmetic enhancement available to those who were previously apprehensive. Read the paragraphs below to learn more about fat injection.
What is a Fat Transfer?
Fat injection, also known as fat grafting or fat injections, is a versatile cosmetic treatment which uses liposuction to extract fat cells from an area of your body, which will later be used to enhance one of your other features. Fat injection treatment has a number of uses, including:
- Buttock enhancement
- Facial rejuvenation
- Lip augmentation
- Breast reconstruction
- Hand rejuvenation
- Cheek enhancement
What are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting is beneficial because it utilizes your own tissue and is permanent. It has also been shown to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of overlying skin. Fat grafting is permanent and therefore does not require frequent injections such as Juvederm or Restylane. Finally, fat injection treatment is able to produce the most natural look and feel, because the fat is naturally occurring and soft.
The Fat Injection Procedure
Fat injection can be performed under local conscious sedation as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to return home on the same day as your treatment. The procedure can last anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the area that is being treated. During fat injection, Dr. Berardi will perform liposuction on your hips, abdomen, buttocks or thighs to harvest fat cells to be injected. The liposuction site is closed with sutures and then the fat cells are purified and re-injected into the area that is being enhanced. Dr. Berardi will carefully inject the fat cells, sculpting the area of concern.
Fat Injection Candidates
Fat injection is appropriate for you if you are in good general health and wish to enhance and add volume to a specific part of your body. Many patients who are not eligible for other procedures are able to receive fat injections because it solely uses their own body tissues and cells. During your pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Berardi will explain all of the risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as evaluate your candidacy for the procedure by assessing the area you wish to enhance.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Dr. Berardi is proud to offer a range of sophisticated treatment options so that he can provide for the diverse needs of all plastic surgery patients. If you are interested in learning more about fat injections, or any other type of cosmetic enhancement offered at Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we encourage you to contact our practice today at 480.397.0711 to schedule a consultation.