Fat Grafting Services from a Renowned Cosmetic Surgeon in the Tampa Bay Area
Fat grafting is a cosmetic surgery procedure that the team at Tampa Surgical Arts is proud to complete. With this procedure, you can restore the youthful contours to your face in a natural way. Our renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Manik S. Bedi, expertly performs fat grafting for clients in the Tampa Bay area and takes great pleasure in helping individuals unleash their beauty and regain their confidence with this simple procedure.
What Is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting is a non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that uses the fat from your own body (think: your buttocks, hips, stomach, and thighs) to plump another area of your body. It can fix depressions in your skin, fill in lines or wrinkles on your face, or augment your lips or cheeks. This procedure is especially helpful for individuals who have noticed the volume in their face decreasing or want to smooth out the wrinkles or folds on their face, all of which happens during the natural aging process.
What Does a Fat Grafting Procedure Look Like?
Dr. Bedi will begin the procedure by making an incision at the donor site – that is, the place on your body where the fat will be extracted. He will harvest the fat cells using liposuction. A laser will liquefy the fat, and then the cells will be drained. Once drained, they will be processed and purified so they are suitable to be injected back into your body. Dr. Bedi will use a syringe to inject the fat cells and then massage them to ensure they are evenly distributed.
What Are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?
Some of the advantages you’ll enjoy with this procedure include:
- Since you’ll be using your own fat cells, there is no risk of your body rejecting the fat transfer or of you having an allergic reaction.
- It is a non-invasive procedure that provides long-lasting results.
- The healing period is minimal, usually just a few days, and you will be back to your normal routine very quickly.
- Because your own fat is used, the results are very natural.
What Are the Treatment Considerations to Keep in Mind?
Some patients opt to combine fat grafting with another cosmetic surgery procedure, such as a brow lift, liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a neck lift. If you’re thinking of doing so, keep in mind that the recovery process will be longer than a traditional fat grafting procedure. Your body will be recovering from two different procedures, and each carries its own healing period.
What Does the Post-Operative Period Look Like?
Swelling and bruising are the most common symptoms you’ll experience following a fat transfer. You may also notice that the injection site looks enlarged, perhaps even overfilled. This is completely normal and means your body is working to absorb the fat. Over-the-counter medication can be used for any discomfort, and Dr. Bedi will send you home with instructions on how to massage the area over the coming days.
Fat Grafting at Tampa Surgical Arts
Dr. Bedi and his team at Tampa Surgical Arts can help you unleash your beauty with fat grafting. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Dunedin, FL, and throughout the Tampa Bay area and always exercise discretion.