Body fat grafting is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses fat from one area of your body to enhance a second area. The procedure may be performed in conjunction with power assisted liposuction to add definition, or as a standalone procedure.
Body fat grafting is ideal for men and women who want some additional definition is a specific part of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, or buttocks. Dr. Baker may recommend body fat grafting in conjunction with other procedures, such as power assisted liposuction, to more precisely sculpt the treatment area. The two general considerations for body fat sculpting are:
- Adequate fat in a donor area
- Minimal amount of volume needed in the treatment area
Dr. Baker harvests fat via power assisted liposuction. The fat is purified and loaded into a syringe. Dr. Baker makes small injections in the treatment area to sculpt and contour the features.
Before and After Photos
Body fat grafting requires minimal downtime. You may need to avoid placing pressure on the area where the fat was harvested and the area where Dr. Baker administered the injections. Healing can take one week or longer. Common symptoms after body fat grafting are swelling, tenderness, bruising, and tightness.
Body fat changes due to several factors, such as weight fluctuations, aging, and genetics. Dr. Baker explains what to expect from your body fat grafting as part of the consultation.