A patient’s own fat can be used to improve a variety of aesthetic concerns, including wrinkles, loss of facial volume, undereye hollows, scars and aging hands. Often used in place of hyaluronic acid and semi-permanent fillers, fat represents a safe, longer-lasting and completely natural alternative with no risk of allergic reaction.
Fat grafting begins with harvesting fat from another area of the body (usually the thighs, buttocks or abdomen) via a very gentle liposuction-like procedure under local anesthesia. Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom then prepares the fat before it is injected into the target area little by little until the desired result is achieved. Performed on its own or in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery, fat grafting comes along with about a week of swelling and bruising at the donor and treatment sites, and results can last for up to five to seven years or more.