Why fat grafting is used for improving body contours

It is not uncommon for adult men and women to want more volume on specific areas of their body and less volume on others.  For example, some women have excess fat around their midsection, but volume loss on the buttocks and thigh area. With procedures such as fat grafting, patients can remove fat from one area and move it to another to improve their body contours.

What is fat grafting?

Fat grafting is the harvesting and transplanting of fat on one area of the body to another. This treatment is minimally invasive and can help contour specific areas of the body that need volume enhancement while reducing fat in another. The transfer is done right in the office of Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg as an outpatient procedure, and doesn’t take long to perform. Because the process is minimally invasive, most patients don’t need to take extensive time off of work and other activities.

Who is a candidate for fat grafting?

Men and women who are interested in contouring specific areas that require more volume while removing fat from elsewhere on the body may be considered appropriate candidates for the fat grafting process. Fat grafting is popular because it is simple and easy. It is also an affordable solution for patients who want to avoid more extensive procedures such as liposuction or implants. The best candidates are patients who are within their ideal weight range, have good overall health, and understand what can be achieved, realistically, with these treatments. During a consultation appointment at our practice, we can evaluate a patient and assess their needs. Our team can make recommendations regarding this or other procedures that might help them in achieving their body goals.

Schedule your visit at Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg today

Drs. William Reno III and Paul Talbot are available to help patients look and feel their best with surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Call (601) 296-3405 to request a consultation visit with our team and get started learning more about the solutions available for enhancing your body contours—with or without surgery! The office is located at 40 Franklin Road in Hattiesburg, MS.

Fat Grafting Facts What You Need to Know

Fat Grafting Facts | What You Need to Know

Sucking fat from a person’s thighs and hips and injecting it into their buttocks or breasts may sound strange but for some, it is like the dream come true. This process is known as fat grafting or fat transfer and involves fats removal from a body part through a gentle liposuction procedure.

One reason for the increased popularity of fat grafting is that people consider it as ‘natural’ plastic surgery. This is because the body is injected with something that is also produced by the same body.

However, before you take the plunge, here are a few facts that you must know;

  • Anyone who is looking towards transforming into a model needs multiple injections to achieve the desired results. Even then, there is only a limited amount of fat that can be injected and harvested.
  • As you heal, a portion of grafted fat will be absorbed naturally and disappear effectively. To prevent reabsorbing of fat, it is advised to avoid too much movement of the treated area immediately after the surgery.
  • Don’t consider fat grafting as the quickie filler injection. Unlike other filler procedures that require no special care or downtime afterwards, fat grafting is more of a cosmetic surgery procedure that requires adequate and planned recovery time.
  • It is a customizable procedure that can easily be tailored to every patient’s unique needs. From the place where the fat is removed and to the location where the injections are actually administered, the procedure has the tendency to meet individual aesthetic goals and with precision.

So before you decide to take up a fat grafting procedure always discuss your particulars with a reputed and experienced plastic surgeon to get the desired results. For most individuals, fat grafting is a long-lasting treatment that is getting popular with every passing day.