Fat injection, also known as fat grafting or fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing fat from one area of the body and injecting it into another area to add volume and improve contours. The procedure is commonly used to enhance the appearance of the face, buttocks, and breasts.
The fat injection procedure involves several steps. First, the surgeon will harvest fat from a donor area, usually the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, using liposuction. The fat is then processed to remove impurities and excess fluids. The purified fat is then injected into the recipient area using a small cannula.
Fat injection is a relatively safe procedure with few risks or complications. However, like any surgery, there is a small risk of infection, bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after the procedure, but these symptoms usually resolve within a few days to weeks.
The results of fat injection can be long-lasting, but some of the transferred fat may be reabsorbed by the body over time. Patients may require additional injections to maintain their desired results. It is also important to note that fat injection is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle, and patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to prevent the return of excess fat.
Fat injection is a popular cosmetic procedure for patients who desire a more natural-looking enhancement to their appearance. However, it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo the surgery. A skilled and experienced surgeon can help patients achieve their desired results while minimizing the risk of complications.