Fat Grafting Overview Philadelphia
Fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure has helped countless patient in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area reverse the signs of facial aging. The procedure is performed without major incisions and leaves no postoperative scars. The procedure can be performed with local anesthesia and mild oral sedation, eliminating the risks of general anesthesia and the need for a hospital visit. Philadelphia fat grafting specialist, Dr. Anthony Corrado, has performed medical research in facial fat grafting, and has published his finding in respected medical journals. Dr. Corrado feels that this procedure provides a very versatile means to perform rejuvenation of the entire face with much less downtime than traditional surgical procedures. He has used facial fat transfer to help countless patients feel better about how they look, without the need for invasive surgery.
Fat grafting is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that harvests fat from one part of your body to be used as filler material in another part of the body. In the same way that dermal fillers (such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, etc.) are used to plump lips and cheeks, smooth wrinkles, and fill hollows and folds, fat can be used instead and may be much longer lasting.
Benefits of fat grafting as compared with implants and/or dermal fillers:
- Fat grafting will not cause an allergic reaction
- Fat grafting is safe and cost-effective
- Fat is a natural, living filler
- There is no risk of disease transmission
- Fat is more permanent than manufactured fillers
- Most patients have abundant stores of fat available
- Grafted fat becomes permanent living tissue
Areas where fat grafting is effective:
- Face: Temple, cheek, forehead wrinkles, around the mouth, lips, laugh lines, jowls, jaw line and chin
- Eyes: to correct hollows under the eye and fill the “tear trough”
- Scars: to fill depressions from acne, trauma or surgery
- Hands: to fill wrinkles and depression on backs of hands due to aging
- Buttocks: to give a more pronounced, and rounded appearance
- Liposuction: to fill defects from overly aggressive liposuction procedures
- Breasts: possibly in place of manufactured implants, research is ongoing.