NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Got fat? Then you’ve got what you need to reverse the effects of aging on your face and hands or to plump up a lackluster bootie or breasts.
Whether the aging process has taken toll or Mother Nature has left little in the way of curves, fat grafting is a safe, long-lasting pick-me-up. Fat grafting transfers fat cells from an area that has too many to an area that has too few. The result? Reclaimed youthfulness or new-found curvaceousness.
“It turns out the key to age reversal and shapely curves has been inside us all along – it just might be in the wrong place,” says Dr.Tenley Lawton, a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach. “Fat grafting corrects that by moving fat to a place where it can be more beneficial. And, by injecting fat from your own body, fat grafting make uses of something familiar rather than introducing a foreign substance to your body.”
No wonder fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injection, is gaining in popularity. According to Dr. Lawton, it’s easily tolerated with natural-looking results that outlast temporary fillers.
So who’s a good candidate for fat transfer? The first criterion, of course, is having a little excess fat to spare from the abdomen, thighs or another area. That fat is then removed and transferred drop by drop to:
- Rejuvenate wrinkly hands.
- Fill in creased, scarred or sunken facial areas.
- Modestly increase breast size.
- Reconstruct breasts following a lumpectomy or mastectomy.
- Create a fuller rump.
- Fix breast implant irregularities.
If any of the above are on your beauty wish list, fat grafting may be the right solution for you. A consultation with your plastic surgeon will help you better understand what you may be able to expect from fat grafting. In general, the smaller the area, the more successful fat grafting is.