Micro-fat grafting is an innovative procedure that can be used to address a number of cosmetic concerns. The procedure involves the removal of fat from one area of the patient’s body, which is then treated and injected into another area that lacks volume. Fat grafting is a long-lasting body contouring procedure that can sculpt both large and small areas for a more attractive facial and body profile.  Uses for Micro-Fat Grafting Micro-fat grafting can be used to enhance a number of areas of the body, including:

  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Face and chin
  • Lips
  • Hands

Because the amount of fat to be injected can be tailored to the unique needs of the patient, the procedure can be used to augment both large and small areas. Fat can also be removed from a variety of areas, including the hips and thighs, waistline, calves, buttocks and chin.   Two-Step Procedure The first step in micro-fat grafting is the removal of fat cells for harvesting. This process is done through a procedure known as liposuction, which is performed under local or general anesthesia, using a narrow cannula to loosen the fat. A gentle suctioning device attached to the cannula then removes the fat from the body. Once removed, the fat is purified and harvested to prepare it for the injection process.   Injections of the processed fat are then grafted into the area that requires additional volume. Grafting is done using a very fine needle and topical anesthetic may be included to ensure the comfort of the patient during the procedure. Grafting typically takes just a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. There are a number of reasons to consider micro-fat grafting as your next cosmetic procedure, including:

  • No worry about allergic reaction, since fat comes from patient’s own body
  • Availability of fat allows for larger treatment areas
  • Results of fat grafting are usually longer lasting than other injectable treatments
  • Fat grafting can be a cost-effective way to remove fat and replace lost volume in a single procedure

Micro-fat grafting is an effective procedure for treating a wide range of cosmetic concerns. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with minimal discomfort or downtime involved.

If you are interested in learning more about micro-fat grafting, or other options in anti-aging treatments, contact our staff at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at 619.464.9876