Fat Grafting | Auburn, AL
Fat grafting or fat transfer is wonderful procedure that plastic surgeons use to add volume to areas that have lost volume from age or disease. It involves taking fat from an area of excess and transferring it to the needed area.
How can fat grafting be used?
- Breasts following mastectomy to assist with reconstruction
- Buttocks to provide fullness and firmness (Brazilian Butt Lift)
- Face to provide rejuvenation to the hollow or gaunt look (Facelift)
- To fill virtually any defect that can be corrected by adding volume
Who is a good candidate for fat grafting?
- Someone who has an area that would benefit from added volume
- Someone who has adequate fat for harvest
- A healthy individual
- Realistic goals and expectations
What can I expect from a consultation with Dr. Aquadro?
At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we believe you should be well informed about any procedure you are considering. Feel free to bring photos of you when you were younger. Dr. Aquadro will present the different options for fat transfer and discuss the pros and cons of each decision. There are many decisions to be made and we want to involve you in every step of the process. When you to leave East Alabama Plastic Surgery, you should feel at ease about the decision you and Dr. Aquadro reached about fat grafting.
What to expect the day of surgery?
Dr. Aquadro performs his surgeries that require general anesthesia at East Alabama Medical Center outpatient facility. Some fat grafting procedures can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. On the day of surgery, Dr. Aquadro will make some marks on you in the preoperative holding area and confirm the surgery details with you. The surgery can vary from one to three hours and you go home the same day.
What is the typical recovery time?
You will see immediate restoration of lost of volume. Mild bruising and edema will be present for up to a month. Most people can return to work within a seven to ten days. Full strenuous activity can be resumed at 4-6 weeks.