Popular Fat Grafting Procedures by Dr. Kamran Khoobehi
Over the past decade, fat grafting, also called fat transfer and fat injection, has proven to be a natural and formidable alternative to artificial injections and transplants in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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POPULAR FAT GRAFTINGPROCEDURES BY DR.KAMRAN KHOOBEHIDr. Kamran Khoobehi
Introduction Over the past decade, fat grafting, also called fattransfer and fat injection, has proven to be anatural and formidable alternative to artificialinjections and transplants in the field of cosmeticsurgery. The procedure involves theextraction, harvesting, and injection of fat fromone part of the body to another and attainedpopularity as liposuction became a standard andcommon surgical procedure in the 1980s. Thebenefits of performing fat grafting over othercosmetic procedures, including a longer-lastinginjection over dermal injections, is that there islittle risk of transplant rejection because thesource of the transplant is the patient.
Fat Grafting Fat grafting is used in several different formsbased on the area of the body being treated.At the most basic level, fat can be injected intothe hands, which reduces the appearance ofsun spots and deep grooves and makes handslook younger. Fat grafting can also be used asa form of gluteoplasty, or buttockaugmentation, allowing for a curvier andshapelier rear.
Types A very popular fat grafting procedure is facialaugmentation. In particular, patients canreceive microinjections of minute parcels of fatover significant portions of the face.Treatments include filling in forehead creasesand sunken areas beneath the eyes, cheekaugmentation, and fleshing out folds of skincalled "laugh lines," which are known tochange into wrinkles as the skin loses itselasticity.
Conclusion Furthermore, fat grafting can be used in lipaugmentation, as a natural alternative tochemical injection fillers like Restylane orGore-Tex. Surgeons recently expanded use ofthe procedure into the field of breastaugmentation, which includes the correction ofasymmetrical breasts as well as breastreshaping.About The author: KamranKhoobehi, MD, runs a solo cosmetic surgerypractice in Metairie, Louisiana.