Fat grafting is a surgical procedure in which fat is removed from the belly or thighs and is transferred to areas like face, lips, breast or buttock to improve their appearance and contour.
- Who can benefit from fat grafting?
There is a wide variety of uses of fat grafting. It can be used to enhance the breast and buttocks. It can be utilized to volumize the cheeks and lips. It can help improve the sunken eyes and dark circles. Post burn scars can also improve significantly by fat grafting.
- How is fat grafting done?
Usually it is done under local or general anesthesia. It takes 1 to 2 hours and can be done as an office procedure.
- What are the side effects of fat grafting?
It is a safe procedure. Mild swelling and bruising occurs which usually settles within 2 to 3 weeks.
- What is the downtime of fat grafting?
Patients can return to work after 1 week.
- What is the cost of fat grafting?
Cost varies. The exact cost can be determined after the patient is examined.