Fat Injection and Fat Grafting

As we age, the collagen-scaffolding and adipose tissue supporting our skin slowly break down. Skin loses its structure and begins to sag. Fat implants fill out areas of the face and body that have experienced fat loss due to aging. The most common areas for fat implants are around the eyes, mouth, and cheeks.

The procedure often takes up to 1 hour to complete. We put the patient under a general anesthetic. We can combine fat grafting with other procedures.

 

How It’s Done

 

Our surgeons liposuction fat from a fat-rich part of the body and, once cleaned, reinject the fat into the area with a small needle.

 

Am I A Candidate?

 

If you are in good general health and have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance, there is no defined age limit for this procedure.

 

What To Expect

 

Patients can return home the same day as the procedure. Most patients experience minimal discomfort they can control with oral medication. Although the swelling may be slightly noticeable, patients can return to normal activities within 48 to 72 hours after surgery. With time, especially if there is insufficient blood supply to the graft, some fat implants may dissipate. Overall, fat implants tend to be permanent and low-risk solutions to cosmetic issues.

 

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre.

 

Additional Information

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

 

We strongly encourage you to research the operation thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: