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Do you ever wish you could take fat away from certain areas of your body and add it to others? Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, can be used to take excess fat from a specific area of the body and transfer it to an area lacking volume.

What is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting uses liposuction to extract adipose fat tissue from areas of excess and then injected into areas lacking volume. Once the fat is harvested it is processed and purified. Any area of the body with excess fat tissue can be used as a donor site. The fat can be injected into any area of the body to improve contour or add volume.


Recovery Time

4-6 Weeks

Type of Anesthesia

General anesthesia, IV anesthesia, or local anesthesia depending on the amount of fat needed for the transfer.

Fat Grafting Candidates

Ideal fat grafting patients must have enough excess fat to transfer to other areas of the body.

Model candidates for Fat Grafting include individuals:

  • Lacking volume in certain areas
  • Experiencing stubborn fat
  • Looking to improve their natural contours

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The Fat Grafting Procedure

Your fat grafting procedure will begin with administering anesthesia. The fat is then extracted from a donor site using liposuction. Small incisions are made during liposuction, and fat is broken apart and removed through a cannula. The fat is processed and purified, then meticulously injected to the recipient site. Your liposuction incisions are then closed with absorbable sutures.

Fat Grafting Recovery

Recovery from fat grafting involves discomfort from liposuction sites and soreness at grafted areas. There are few restrictions, allowing you to resume your daily activities quickly. Dr. D’Agostino will provide a detailed list of instructions, including what medication to take, how to care for the treatment area, and how to rest properly to aid healing.

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Fat grafting can sculpt certain body areas while adding volume to other areas. We look forward to addressing your aesthetic concerns at 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery. To meet with our double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. D’Agostino, contact our office today by calling or booking an appointment through our online platform.


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