About Fat Grafting
Shorten Skin in Upper Lip
Fat grafting in Southlake can be performed on the face, lips, back of hands, buttocks and breasts.
Fat is retrieved with liposuction techniques from the patient’s abdomen, back, or thighs. The fat is prepared with washing and/or spinning methods, and then injected back into the patient in the desired areas. Fat can be injected in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, forehead, earlobes, and/or chin for facial rejuvenation. Not only does the fat augment deflated areas of the face, it can also help to improve skin quality over the areas of injection.
Fat Grafting Overview
30 minutes for smaller areas (face, lips)
Up to 2 hours for larger areas (buttocks, breasts)
What it Treats:
The patient can expect some bruising and swelling in the areas of injection for the first 1-2 weeks after surgery.
The swelling subsides over the following weeks and the final result is typically apparent after 3-4 months.
Fat can be injected in the lips to create fuller lips and can help reduce the appearance of lip lines.
Fat can be injected elsewhere in the face to add volume around the eyes, the nasolabial folds, repair scars, and contour cheekbones.
Fat can also be injected in the breasts, buttocks, and hips to achieve more fullness and volume and in these areas.
Fat can be injected in the back of the hands in patients wishing to improve the appearance of wrinkles and prominent veins in the back of their hands, which are often ‘telltale’ signs of aging.
Meet Dr. Dinah Wan
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