Pick and Choose Your Proportions with Fat Grafting
Fat tissues represent one of the most useful and annoying types of tissues in the body. They can make your form unattractive and they can make you look older than you are. They can also give you just the right proportions to look attractive, youthful and sublime. The challenge with fat is controlling how it affects your appearance. Diet and exercise alone are unable to ensure that contours of your body stay pleasing without developing unattractive features like the dreaded turkey neck.
The good news is that fat grafting can give you a greater degree of control over the contours of your body. Surgery and other techniques can be used to reshape the way fat resides on your face, breasts and body. It is a good idea to know what fat grafting is, and why it may be the best choice for restoring your body to a figure you desire.
What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting describes the process of moving fat from one area of the body to another. This process utilizes your own tissues, which in turn grants the highest chances of successful fat contouring. Excess fat on the buttocks, waist or legs can be moved to more desirable areas of the body with a fat graft. The fat in these source areas is broken down, purified and then prepared for introduction to another area of the body, such as the face or breasts.
The fat is injected into the desired area using a controlled technique. This allows the fat to be distributed evenly within the source area, which in turn helps to ensure that the fat will take “hold” and last until it becomes stable in the new location. After grafting, the fat incorporates itself into the nearby tissue like any other structure. This results in a natural and comfortable transfer of fat that lasts so long as you maintain a stable and healthy weight.
Why Opt for Fat Grafting?
The major advantage with fat grafting is the fact that your own tissue is used. The fat becomes a living, breathing part of your body once it is relocated. This contrasts with man-made dermal fillers or implants, as these treatments are designed to only be temporary. They may produce undesirable side effects, like tough spots or small bumps. These features can make restorations look and feel less natural than they should.
Fat grafts, on the other hand, do not have negative side effects when performed correctly. They look and feel as natural as any other contour of your body would. Grafts will also last a considerable amount of time. The last major reason to opt for a fat graft concerns the compatibility of fat grafts. When purified correctly, they will not cause as much inflammation or tenderness as other treatments. This increases their chances of being successful.
Is a Fat Graft Right for You?
Fat grafts can bring amazing results when performed correctly, but they may not be for every patient. Individuals with insufficient fat deposits may be better served by other types of restorative procedures. To determine the best way to contour your body, come in for a consultation at Princeton Plastic Surgeons in Princeton. Dr. Hamawy and his medical team can evaluate your unique needs, which in turn will help us form the most successful plan for giving your body the shape you desire. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.