Fat Grafting

What is Fat Grafting?

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August 30, 2023

Fat Grafting

At Cornerstone Plastic Surgery, we meet many patients who want to enhance the curves of their breasts or buttocks. Even more often, we meet patients with age-related loss of facial volume seeking a solution. Fat grafting can add long-lasting volume to the face or body using your body’s own fat. 

What is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting collects fat cells and injects them into areas needing added volume. Fat grafting occurs when the transferred fat cells establish themselves in their new location. Because fat cells are alive, they will continue to behave like normal fat cells despite being in a new location. 

Fat grafting has many uses, including the well-known Brazilian butt lift. Fat transfer has become increasingly popular as a method of adding volume due to its natural-looking, long-lasting results. Using your own fat also eliminates the risks involved with implants or temporary fillers. Dr. Coville’s aesthetic touch ensures that you achieve attractive results. 

How Does Fat Grafting Work?

Fat transfer is performed by harvesting fat from a donor area using liposuction. Donor areas can include almost anywhere you do not mind losing a bit of extra fat. The fat cells are treated and prepared before injection into targeted areas of your face or body. When transferred to a new location, some fat cells will not survive, but most of them will settle into their new location, a process called grafting. 

Where Can Fat Transfer Be Used?

Fat grafting is most often used in these three ways:

Natural Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation with fat grafting can increase your breasts’ volume and fullness. While women seeking a significant change may prefer implants, this method produces natural-looking results while creating an attractive breast shape. Fat transfer breast augmentation carries no risk of implant rupture and no need for implant removal. 

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that transfers fat into your buttocks. This new fat provides lift and volume, helping you achieve your desired curves. Brazilian butt lift results are safer, look far more natural than many other methods, and last much longer than fillers. 

Facial Fat Transfer

Loss of facial volume is one of the most significant signs of aging. Facial fat transfer can be used to smooth wrinkles or restore volume to the cheeks, temples, and under the eyes. Unlike dermal fillers, facial fat transfer does not require repeated appointments. 

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How Long Will Fat Transfer Results Last?

The results of your fat grafting procedure can last a lifetime. Your new fat cells will remain in place and continue to add volume for many years. Significant weight changes can cause a change in all of your fat cells, including the transferred ones. 


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Are you ready to learn more about fat grafting? Schedule a consultation with Cornerstone Plastic Surgery using the form below by calling 609-957-5652 to learn more!

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