Fat Grafting in Middletown, NJ
As we age, it is not uncommon for parts of our body to lose elasticity and fullness. At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor performs fat grafting procedures on patients in Red Bank, NJ, who desire to regain a healthier and younger looking appearance.
What Is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer or liposculpture, is a surgical procedure that involves restoring lost volume using the patient’s own fat. The fat is commonly taken from the abdomen, hips, or thighs and is “naturally” accepted when transferred to another part of the body.
Benefits of Fat Grafting
Fat grafting offers a way to refresh or sculpt one body part by using fat from another part of the body. This procedure offers the following benefits:
- Uses your own body’s fat rather than traditional materials or fillers foreign to the body
- Avoids allergic reactions to traditional fillers
- Restores elasticity and smoothness of the skin lost with age
- Offers long-lasting results
How Is Fat Grafting Performed?
Under local or general anesthesia fat is harvested from the donor area by inserting a cannula and suctioning out the fat. Purified fat cells are then injected into the targeted area to add volume until the desired effect is reached. This is commonly done in conjunction with breast reconstruction, scar revisions, and facial rejuvenation or body contouring procedures.
Preparing for Fat Grafting
Preparing for fat grafting begins with a pre-op appointment during which Dr. Taylor goes over your medical history as well as your current health. He may also want to take before pictures to compare once you have completely healed. Additionally, you may be asked to do the following:
- Get blood work completed
- Stop smoking at least two weeks prior to the procedure
- Temporarily stop taking certain current daily medications
- Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain vitamins and nutritional supplements prior to the procedure
Recovery from Fat Grafting
Recovery from fat grafting is quick and relatively painless. There may some minor discomfort during the first few days following a fat grafting procedure as well as some redness, bruising, and swelling. Most issues take only a few days to resolve themselves.
How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost?
The cost of fat grafting depends on the amount and areas from which the fat is taken and where it is to be placed. During your consultation with Dr. Taylor, we can discuss the cost along with payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. Additionally we offer financing through CareCredit®. For cosmetic procedures and surgeries, we ask that the full payment be made at least two weeks prior to the procedure date.
Is Fat Grafting Right for Me?
If areas of the body have begun to hollow or if you have begun to have dimpling and depressions, fat grafting may be the right treatment for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Fat Grafting?
Dr. Taylor works hard to create perfectly sculpted areas that have begun to sag or appear hollow by injecting just the right amount of fat into the areas. His ability to bring an element of art and sculpture to body contouring procedures is what sets him apart from other physicians.
What to Expect at Your Fat Grafting Consultation
When attending your fat grafting consultation, Dr. Taylor will spend time discussing what you want out of fat grafting and whether that is the best procedure for you. Additionally, he will go over all the details of the procedure as well as answer any questions you may have.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.