If you’re considering plastic surgery, you may not know where to start. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we understand that. That’s why we offer a combination of surgical, non-surgical, and dermal filler injections to give you the look of your dreams. One of the more common procedures we offer is fat grafting procedures. Many different areas of the body benefit from fat grafting. Overall, if you’re looking to increase volume in certain areas of your body, a fat grafting procedure may help.
What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting is the process of taking fat from one place and injecting it to another to give the new area additional volume. Many different types of fat grafting procedures exist and work to provide a lift to different areas. And, one of the reason people love fat grafting procedures is that the risk of rejection is much lower compared to surgical procedures because the fat comes from your own body.
While fat grafting may help in some cases, the best way to see results is through plastic surgery. Fat grafting will help a little depending on the procedure, but sometimes it’s best to have a cosmetic procedure. For instance, if you want a more sculpted appearance, a body lift will help more than fat grafting.
Brazilian Butt Lift
One of the most common fat grafting procedures is the Brazilian Butt Lift. Dr. Martin performs many Brazilian Butt Lifts a year and is one of the best surgeons in Cincinnati for the BBL. In this procedure, we take fat from different areas of the body that has extra fat. These areas include the arms, thighs, and stomach. We purify the fat and insert it to the buttocks, giving you an added shape to your butt may not have had before. Recovery usually takes a few weeks and you must use a special cushion when sitting directly.
Liposuction is not a true fat grafting procedure. Instead, it removes fat from your body. However, retrieving the fat for a fat grafting procedure happens with liposuction. In liposuction, we insert a cannula into a certain area of your body that has extra fat. From there, once we remove the fat, you have the option to have it purified and stored. That way, if you decide in the future you want extra volume somewhere, you have a stockpile of fat from your own body.
If you don’t want breast implants, a breast lift, or a combination of implants and a lift, sometimes injecting fat into the breasts work. However, if you want to see longer lasting results, you’ll want to consider a surgical procedure.
Fat grafting procedures are an additional way to get more volume in certain areas of your body with slightly less recovery time. Also, because it’s fat from your own body, the rejection rate is much lower compared to other methods. In the Cincinnati, Ohio area, Dr. Martin is one of the most popular doctors for fat grafting procedures, especially the Brazilian Butt Lift. If you’re in the market for any of our fat grafting procedures, contact Cincinnati Plastic Surgery.