Fat Grafting Cincinnati
With the development of liposuction techniques in the early 1980’s came the possibility of transplanting live fat cells for use in augmentation procedures. Now recognized as one of the most versatile techniques in plastic surgery, fat grafting is used for many aesthetic and reconstrctive applications. In the face fat grafting can be used to fill wrinkles and lines, to augment lips, and to fill out deflated areas (zygoma, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and cheeks).
In the body fat grafting can be used to augment the buttocks, fill in depressed areas (secondary to a steroid shot), or to correct post liposuction deformities. In the hands fat grafting allows for rejuvenation by filling wrinkles and diminishing the appearance of protruding veins. Fat grafting begins with harvesting donor fat from another part of the body using a modified liposuction technique. The fat is centrifuged allowing for removal of saline, blood, and oil followed by placement in small injection syringes. The recipient areas are anesthetized with local anesthesia and the fat is then injected into these areas. The fat consists of living cells and these cells remain viable in their new recipient bed. Fat grafting can result in permanent correction or augmentation but may need to be repeated to achieve this result. It is generally believed that the fat undergoes a 50% resorption rate over 3-6 months and therefore a surgeon should plan accordingly. For pictures of fat grafting click here.
Fat grafting requires an artistic eye and knowledge of advanced techniques to achieve superb results. With a 12 year experience in fat transfer in the Sharonville and Dayton areas, Dr. Kurtis W. Martin has the experience and skill needed to produce the results you desire.