Fat grafting is also called facial fat rejuvenation, fat transfer, free fat transfer, autologous fat grafting or transfer, micro-lipoinjection, and fat injections. For simplicity, we’ll just call it fat grafting.
Fat grafting is the process of taking small amounts of fat from one part of the body and reimplanting it elsewhere, where it is needed. This fat can be implanted to the lips, the nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of your mouth to your nose), the under eye areas, the cheeks and other parts of your face and body. It is minimally invasive and can help correct problems such as acne scars and restore a youthful look to an aging face.
As an injectable filler, your own fat is almost perfect. It is soft and feels natural, it does not cause immune problems, and you already have some! The fat is harvested from some other spot on your body, such as you abdomen, and can be a by-product, if you will, of liposuction.
The amount of fat that is implanted and then absorbed by your body varies depending on who you talk to. Some studies have found that almost all the fat is absorbed, but there have been a lot of improvements in harvesting, treating, and injecting the fat and many cosmetic surgeons are reporting very good, lasting results. A lot depends on factors including how the fat was removed, how it was concentrated and treated, how much was injected, where it was injected, how still you kept the treatment area in the time right after treatment, and your metabolism and how well your body heals itself.
Dr. Gowda is a board certified in Plastic Surgery and is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as a member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and would be happy to discuss your options if you think fat grafting is right for you.
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Dr. Gowda is board certified in Plastic Surgery and is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as a member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and would be happy to discuss your options if you think fat grafting is right for you.
For more information on the procedure and Dr. Gowda please feel free to contact either of our convenient locations.
Dr. Mune Gowda M.D. F.A.C.S.
Novi Surgical Center
26850 Providence Parkway
Novi MI 48374
3270 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084