As we age, fat collects in parts of our body that are stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise. Problem areas include the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Fortunately, this excess fat can be used to provide volume in places that actually need it.
Fat grafting is a safe and routine cosmetic procedure that enhances your face and body by using your own fat cells to apply youthful volume. Below are some of the fat grafting procedures our London office performs.
When we are young, a natural layer of fat pads the skin around our eyes, temples, cheekbones, jawline, and chin. The aging process, along with factors such as stress and sun exposure, can cause this youthful volume to disappear and allow facial hollows and wrinkles to form. Fat grafting can correct these issues and leave you with a face that looks both younger and healthier.
Over time, we also lose volume in our hands. The smooth surface we enjoyed in our younger years is replaced by starkly visible veins and tendons. The skin also thins, making the bones more prominent. Fat grafting restores a thin layer of fat into the back of your hands, restoring lost volume and smoothing out the skin.
Breast Augmentation and Shaping
Breast augmentation is a safe and routine cosmetic procedure that suctions the fat from your body and injects it into your breasts to increase volume and create a more attractive shape. If your breasts are misshapen due to mastectomy or lumpectomy or the edges of saline or silicone implants have become visible, we can apply layers of fat to achieve natural-looking contours.
Popularly referred to as the ‘Brazilian butt lift’, buttock augmentation is growing in popularity. It uses your own fat to give flat buttocks a rounded appearance without making them larger. This procedure is also used to ‘balance out’ the silhouette of a client with a larger upper body, delivering a more natural-looking result.
Calf augmentation makes your legs more defined and shapely. Clients with small, thin calves or those who have experienced shrinking of the calf muscles due to trauma or nerve injury can benefit from this safe and routine procedure.
Fat grafting can reduce skin depressions created by scars. When fat is injected into the indented scar, the hollow ‘plumpens’ and becomes level with the surrounding skin, creating a smooth surface.
Improvement of Liposuction Deformities
Superficial surface irregularities are a common liposuction complication, with the thighs and abdomen being especially prone to this problem. Some irregularities are caused by the procedure, while others derive from cellulite or a worsening of a pre-existing condition. Fat grafting can smooth out these surface problems.
Am I a suitable candidate for fat grafting?
Fat grafting has a high success rate and can usually be performed on any patient in good health.
What is the fat grafting procedure?
When we perform a fat grafting procedure at our London office, the fat is harvested from your body using sterile techniques. After it is purified, the fat is injected through tiny, barely visible incisions into the areas that require improvement.
Are there any possible complications associated with fat grafting?
We are one of London’s leading specialists in fat grafting. Dr Amar will assess your medical condition prior to treatment and advise you of any complications that could potentially apply in your case. Most patients experience minor bruising and swelling at the injection sites, but these issues are short-lived.
If you want to remove stubborn fat and add attractive, youthful volume to your face and body, please contact us and schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!