Fat grafting is a relatively new innovation to create volume on the body using excess fat from other areas of your body. It has been used to recontour the breasts and other areas for reconstruction. The procedure has also been used in the face as a more permanent filler. Fat grafting involves removing fat from one part of the body, such as the abdomen. The fat is then processed and used as a filler in another part of the body.
Where Do I Begin?
A consultation with Dr. Thomas Sena is the first step to learn if fat grafting can achieve your body image goals. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about fat grafting in a non-pressure environment and will include:
- A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
- The options available to correct the appearance of your areas of concern
- The likely outcomes of fat grafting and any risks or complications
- The course of treatment recommended by Dr. Sena
Dr. Sena will also answer any specific questions you may have.
What to Expect with Fat Grafting
Fat grafting can be done as an office procedure or in a surgical facility depending on the extent of the defect and how much fat is needed. These decisions will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and surgeon preference.
After your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages may be applied. You will receive specific instructions that may include: