The technique of Fat grafting to the face also known as fat injection has improved over the years so that it has now become a common procedure with pleasing and long lasting results. It is done to balance facial proportions and treat facial fat loss which is a sign of aging. Fat grafting can also be used to enhance lip size and correct deep folds on the face. The fat is harvested from the tummy or hip area using special instruments. The harvested fat is refined and purified so that only the fat cells with the best potential for graft survival are used.
The procedure can be done under gentle sedation with local anesthesia, or sometimes under local anesthesia alone. Recovery is quick. In selected patients fat grafting can be used to enhance breast or buttock size.
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