Fat Grafting

Procedure: 3-5 hours
Recovery: 7-10 days

Are there parts of your body that you believe should be fuller and plumper, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks? You may want to investigate fat grafting by Dr. O’Brien in St. Petersburg, Florida.

What is fat grafting?

A fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume for natural-looking results.

Fat injections by Dr. O’Brien can reduce facial creases, such as laugh lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet. It can produce a modest increase in breast size, as well as fill in hollows after a lumpectomy.

Am I a good candidate for fat grafting?

If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken, or desire more permanent correction than provided by temporary fillers, you are a good candidate. But fat injections are not limited to the facial area. They can also change your body contour, revise scars, or rejuvenate your hands. Fat injections are also used in breast reconstruction, to fill in contour irregularities or hide obvious signs of breast implants.

How long is recovery from a fat grafting procedure?

In the first week, there will be significant swelling, which will diminish within two to three weeks. By the third week, the results will be more apparent, although subtle swelling may persist for weeks.

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