What is fat grafting? Fat grafting is a surgical procedure that involves the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. Fat grafting can be used to improve the appearance of the face, breasts, and buttocks.
One of the main reasons that surgeons use fat grafting during facelifts is to provide volume and fullness to the face. Fat grafting can also help to improve the overall appearance of the skin. Facelift with fat grafting is recommended when a patient has lost volume in the face or when the skin is loose and sagging.
The face grafting procedure consists of three steps- Liposuction, Purification, and Delivery of fat.
Liposuction: The liposuction technique used for fat grafting is called tumescent liposuction. In this technique, a large amount of dilute lidocaine is injected into the fat layer. This numbs the area and causes the fat to swell up like a balloon. This makes it easier to remove the fat with a small amount of suction.
A thin, blunt-tipped cannula is inserted into the skin through a small incision. The suction is applied and the fat is removed. Care is taken to avoid damage to the surrounding tissues.
Purification: Purification is the process of removing the blood and other debris from the fat. The fat is placed in a centrifuge, which spins it at high speed. This separates the fat from the other material and leaves a clean, white fat graft.
Delivery of fat: The purified fat graft is then injected into the face. This is done with a very fine needle. The injections are made into the areas that need augmentation, such as the cheeks, temples, and jawline.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the face. It can be used to correct sagging skin, wrinkles, and fat deposits.
Facelift with fat grafting is recommended for medical conditions such as: