Fat grafting can help fill in grooves and contours using your body’s own fat. At his office in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, California, board-certified plastic surgeon Joel Aronowitz, MD, uses advanced fat grafting for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Whether you want fuller breasts after a mastectomy or a more well-rounded buttocks, advanced fat grafting provides the natural-looking results you desire. Call Joel Aronowitz, MD, or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Advanced fat grafting procedures transfer unwanted fat from one area of your body, such as your abdomen or thighs, to another. Fat grafting is also called an autologous fat transfer because it uses the tissues your body already has to restore lost volume.
For improved fat grafting quality, enriched fat grafting concentrates stem cells found in fatty tissue to enhance the survival of the graft. This is particularly helpful for those seeking breast reconstruction after radiation therapy.
While you can use advanced fat grafting nearly anywhere with grooves and contours, most men and women opt for this procedure to naturally increase volume in their breasts, buttocks, or face. Dr. Aronowitz recommends advanced fat grafting for:
Advanced fat grafting can even improve the appearance of aging hands.
The first step in fat grafting is your consultation with Dr. Aronowitz. During this initial visit, it’s important to discuss your goals and expectations regarding the procedure. Dr. Aronowitz examines your body to determine the best areas to transfer fat from to achieve your desired results.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Aronowitz uses liposuction — a surgical suction technique — to remove fat from an area where you have excess fat. After harvesting the fat, he prepares it for injection.
Dr. Aronowitz’s expert technique separates the high-quality injectable fat from other additions, such as excess blood and water, to ensure you receive the highest concentration of pure fat during your graft.
It’s common to experience swelling, bruising, and minor pain following the procedure, but these side effects should subside within a few days. You can typically resume your normal activities after one week.
Unlike other injectable procedures, advanced fat grafting uses living tissue to restore volume loss, so the results are permanent in many cases.
When performed by a trained professional like Dr. Aronowitz, advanced fat grafting can improve the tone and texture of your skin while producing lasting, natural-looking results. To schedule an appointment, call Joel Aronowitz or book online today.