Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting
Ideal candidates for fat transfers or fat grafting are
- Men and women who are healthy and have realistic expectations .
- Men and women who have indentations in the skin, depressed scars, or deep wrinkles.
- Men and women who have areas of the body that have lost their youthful appearance.
- Men and women who have been affected by gravity and the natural aging process.
Autologous fat transfer (fat grafting) is a procedure in which your own fat is collected from a distant donor area, usually the tummy, outer thigh or buttocks and reinjected into the areas needed.
Additional cosmetic surgery procedures that may enhance the result of your Fat Transfer include Facelift, Forehead Lift, Neck Lift, Eyelid Lift, Rhinoplasty, Chemical Peel or Laser Skin Rejuvenation and BOTOX.
Fat grafting is done on an outpatient basis and requires sedation plus local anesthesia if larger amounts of fat are to be collected. The treated areas are over corrected and may take up to 4 weeks to look natural. You may see bruising and could take 2-3 weeks to completely dissipate. Recovery times may vary from patient to patient so please discuss your recovery time with Dr. Thao.
Your Free Cosmetic Consultation
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your cosmetic surgery procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.
During the consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.