If your face is lacking in volume, 817 Surgical Arts in Fort Worth, Texas, offers the perfect solution. Triple board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Emily Johnson, DO provides fat grafting as a way to help contour your face with minimal downtime. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking tab today.
Fat grafting is a safe, highly effective way to transfer fat cells from one area of your body to another. Doing so adds volume and plumpness to certain parts of your body, such as your face, lips, breasts or buttocks.
Fat grafting offers numerous benefits, including:
Fat grafts use fat cells sourced from your own body, so the treatment is all-natural and entirely safe. It offers long-lasting contouring results.
To determine if you’re a candidate for fat grafting at 817 Surgical arts, Dr. Johnson discusses your desired results. She reviews your medical history, completes a physical exam, and may order blood tests or other diagnostic testing. She then customizes a fat grafting procedure to match your aesthetic goals.
To prepare for the procedure, arrange for someone to drive you home afterward. Stop taking dietary supplements or medicines if asked to, don’t smoke, and avoid foods and drinks the morning of your fat grafting procedure if necessary.
During fat grafting, you receive local anesthesia with a sedative to relax you or general anesthesia to help you fall asleep. Dr. Johnson uses a small hollow tube (cannula) to extract fat from areas of your body containing excess fat cells. She then prepares the harvested fat for injection into your face, lips, breast, buttocks, hips, or other areas.
After the procedure, follow Dr. Johnson’s detailed aftercare instructions. Get plenty of rest, take it easy, and avoid strenuous activity until she gives you permission to return to your regular activities. You might wear compression garments on the liposuctioned areas of your body. You may notice temporary redness, tenderness, or swelling at the treatment sites.
Avoid placing pressure on areas of your body containing fat grafts during the healing process and attend follow-up visits with Dr. Johnson.
To learn more about fat grafting at 817 Surgical Arts and find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure, call the office or schedule a visit online today.