Experience the transformative power of autologous fat grafting, a minimally invasive solution in San Luis Obispo County for those seeking natural and realistic body contouring results. As we age, it’s common to see volume loss in areas like the cheeks, breasts, buttocks, and hands. Fat grafting is an excellent way to address these changes, using your body’s own fat to restore lost volume.
This innovative procedure, also known as fat injections or lipofilling, transfers fat from areas like the abdomen, thighs, hips, or neck to areas that have lost volume. It’s a more permanent solution compared to other fillers, as the body does not easily metabolize the transferred fat. However, it is important to note that not all transferred fat cells survive the process.
Fat grafting not only redistributes fat from unwanted areas but also rejuvenates other parts of your body. This natural approach offers long-lasting results, boosting self-image and confidence. Using your own fat reduces the risk of allergic reactions, and the liposuction process simultaneously contours the donor area. Additionally, the stem cells in your fat can stimulate collagen production, offering ongoing rejuvenation that synthetic fillers can’t match.
Candidates for fat transfer should be near their ideal body weight, as this is not a weight loss procedure. Good health and non-smoking are crucial for optimal results, as nicotine can affect recovery. It’s also essential to have sufficient fat available for transfer, and desire a subtle, natural-looking outcome.
Dr. Chalekson’s technique involves three stages: harvesting fat via liposuction, purifying the fat, and then injecting it into the target area. He carefully balances the amount of fat injected, considering cell survival and desired aesthetics.
Recovery typically takes about a week. You may experience swelling, bruising, and inflammation at both the donor and injection sites. We’ll guide you on pain management and care instructions to minimize complications and enhance healing. Wearing a compression garment is recommended to support the treated areas.
Scarring from fat grafting is minimal and often barely noticeable. Interestingly, the procedure can also help reduce the appearance of certain types of scars, like those from acne.
Discover how fat grafting can enhance one part of your body while slimming another. Contact our office in San Luis Obispo County to schedule a consultation and explore how this procedure can meet your cosmetic goals.