Autologous fat grafting is the removal of fat from one area of the body and subsequent injection into another area. Fat grafting can be very useful for filling in facial wrinkles or augmenting certain areas of the body, particularly the buttocks. Because it uses your own tissue, fat grafting can provide natural and long lasting results.
Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons have used fat grafting to treat a wide variety of conditions for many years. On the body, injections of fat can be used to perform a procedure commonly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift due to its popularity in South America. This surgical procedure is intended to provide increased fullness and enhanced shape in the buttocks. Your cosmetic surgeon performs liposuction on the back and hips and then injects the fat into the buttocks to provide more fullness and shape. This procedure is not indicated for patients who are very thin or have limited body fat.
Fat transfer is also very popular in facial rejuvenation. Using liposuction, our cosmetic surgeons will take a small amount of fat from around the abdomen or thighs and then re-inject it into areas of volume loss in the face.
During a fat transfer procedure, your surgeon carefully removes fat cells from your body with liposuction. Using a small cannula and minimal suction, a sufficient amount of fat can be removed from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks or elsewhere. The fat is then prepared (separating fluids from the graft) before it is injected into the treatment area. The injections are done in a series, placing a small amount of fat with each pass.