Most people work towards getting rid of excess fat. What about the parts of your body that have lost volume and curve appeal? In the aesthetic world, fat can be used to enhance almost every area of the body from your nose to your toes.
In our practice, AFT (Autologus Fat Transfer a.k.a Fat Grafting) has become extremely popular, especially in the past few years. We perform Fat Grafting on almost every area of the body utilizing your own tissue to correct volume loss and changes in the face, hands and body.
In facial procedures, Fat Grafting brings in growth mediators to stimulate collagen production and help reshape or balance your features for a natural look. This includes enhancement of the lips, cheeks, chin, temples, jowls and/or marionette creases. Fat Grafting for lip augmentation is a great option, especially for those hard-to-treat vertical lip lines, you can combine this procedure with Microneedling or Laser Resurfacing to help improve the texture of your lips as well.
As for the body, Fat Grafting can be used in the buttocks, breasts, hands and calves to help increase size and change appearance. Fat is used to enhance Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy for our cancer survivors where the skin is too thin or major tissue loss has occurred. This helps patients enjoy a softer and more naturally shaped breast mound.
We have found fat to be long-lasting, plus it can help improve the comprehensive skin texture over time. For more information on the benefits of your stored up fat, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery at (586) 779-3030 — Don’t let it waist away!
Authored by William A. Stefani, M.D., F.A.C.S.