Written by Dr. Cross
Fat Grafting, or using one’s own fat is often an excellent way to restore youthful volume in places where age or injury has caused it to be depleted. By taking the fat from one location and placing it in another, permanent corrections can be made to such regions as the face, breasts, hands, and torso and lower extremities. This technically delicate, yet simple procedure can often be done in the office. By using multiple small doses during the treatment session, a more natural and more permanent correction can be obtained. A high concentration of stem cells in the injected fat helps to improve the quality of the surround tissues and overlying skin, leaving the skin more youthful appearing.
Recovery typically takes just a few days and normal activities can be resumed almost immediately.