One cutting-edge technique used in modern plastic surgery is fat transfer. Also called fat injection, fat autotransplantation, and fat grafting, fat transfer is a medical procedure that harvests excess fat from one part of the body (usually the belly or thigh) and then places that fat into another part of the body (usually the face) to create additional volume for aesthetic purposes.
Fat transfer can be more beneficial than using a synthetic filler for several reasons. First, using the body’s own tissue virtually removes any risk of allergic reaction or infection from the process.
Second, fat transfer improvements often outlast synthetic filler improvements. Finally, the use of fat cells has been proven to create youthful healthy-looking skin.
If you’re interested in learning more about how fat transfer can help you get the results you want, contact double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky today!