Fat Grafting – Fat Transfer – Baton Rouge, LA
FAT GRAFTING / FAT TRANSFER OVERVIEW
A fat grafting procedure is also known as a fat transfer. It is used to carefully remove fat from areas of excess, usually abdomen and thighs, to enhance a person’s appearance. This is done by injecting the fat taken out from the abdomen or thigh area into the face, hands, breasts, and even buttock to restore youthful contours and give a person a rejuvenated appearance. Having a fat transfer procedure is an excellent way of restoring the youthful appearance you so crave by using a minimally invasive technique. Furthermore, a fat transfer procedure can also be used to minimize the appearance of sunken or depressed scars.
The fat that is transferred from other parts of your body to areas which need enhancement will not only provide lifting for that area, but will also improve the look of your skin. Patients who seek a fat transfer procedure want to improve the look of their skin by getting rid of the following;
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Under eye bags
- Dark circles
- Worry and frown lines, and
- Sunken cheeks
A single procedure administered under the care of Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen can significantly improve the appearance of your face and hands. The results of this procedure also lasts much longer than dermal fillers and produce minimal or no side effects. Fill our your face and get that youthful look by getting a fat transfer procedure by Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR FAT GRAFTING WITH DR. THEUNISSEN WISH TO:
- Eliminate a “hollow” looking face
- Fill out sagging cheeks and other areas of the face
- Soften facial lines and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of their hands, face, and breasts
- Need more lasting results as compared to dermal fillers
- Use the body’s natural tissue to eliminate allergic reactions that can be caused from derma fillers
Eliminate the sunken, hollow look with Fat Grafting
Usually performed in conjunction with Facial Procedures
Comfortable, Friendly Staff, Performed In-Office
DR. THEUNISSEN’S APPROACH
ABOUT THE FAT GRAFTING PROCEDURE
During this procedure, a patient will be given an intravenous sedation to make sure they are safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. A fat transfer procedure is usually paired up with other procedures such as Eyelid surgery, facelift, browlift or a cheeklift, and mainly depends on the results that are desired by the patient. Each of the treatments can take up to 45 minutes or more, depending on the amount of work required on the area. The results will be apparent almost immediately, but will take up to 2 to 4 weeks to be fully visible once the swelling goes down. The time frame for a full recovery varies from person to person but a checkup after the procedure by Dr. Theunissen should give you an accurate time period of getting fully healed.
Fat grafting is usually paired with other facial procedures such as:
FAT GRAFTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The best thing about going through a fat transfer procedure administered by Baton Rouge Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, is that there are no chances of having an allergic reaction after the procedure. This isn’t the case when dermal fillers (foreign substances) are used in this cosmetic procedure. Fat injections that use your body’s own fat, means that the body is able to recognize the fat tissue being used for the fat transfer procedure, even if it is being added to another location within your own body. This proves to be a more efficient procedure as compared to using dermal fillers, which are not able to provide any long-term effects.
IS THE FAST TRANSFER / FAT GRAFTING PROCEDURE PERMANENT?
In most patients who go through the fat transfer procedure, around 60% of the injected fat survives, offering a long term effect. That being said, the long term results of a fat transfer procedure is not totally predictable since these results vary from patient to patient. It is also important to note here that the fat which has been injected in areas of the chest can also be reabsorbed by the body in time and lose some of its volume. This is the reason why it is common practice for surgeons to inject more fact in the area that is needed during the fat transfer procedure. But again, the amount varies from patient to patient and only your surgeon will be able to determine the right amount of tissue that is needed for your fat transfer procedure
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen and his qualified staff are committed to ensuring his patients achieve the best results from their cosmetic surgery by offering the highest level of professional care throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the procedure and on-going support.