Fat Repositioning is an advanced cosmetic surgery procedure that uses fat from the body to help restore, maintain, accentuate, enhance and sculpt your facial structures with natural and undetectable results. The fat that is naturally found in our bodies plays an essential role in maintaining the youthful, sculpted and vibrant appearance of the face. Changes in the amount and distribution of fat in our face are seen over time as a result of the natural aging process, weight loss or gain and environmental factors (smoking, alcohol, etc.).
Our own fat is the safest, most natural, versatile and permanent filler to use on our bodies. When transferred to the face, fat integrates with and becomes part of the surrounding tissues. Even the most dramatic changes in size or structure are so natural in appearance and texture that without memories or photographs with which to compare, they are undetectable. Unlike other fillers, fat is unique in its ability to integrate into, change and “age” along with the rest of the surrounding tissues giving natural long-term results that last for years. Long term, fat repositioning is also the most cost effective of all the fillers.
Fat can be harvested from any part of the body and injected into another part of the body. The procedure is carried out under local anesthesia in about an hour. Using a specially designed blunt needle, the fat is harvested from the body (abdomen, thighs, knees, etc.) and then using another blunt needle, the fat is injected in a specific way into the desired area until the desired outcome is achieved. Because the needles used for this procedure are blunt, there is minimal discomfort and less risk of bruising.
After the treatment will be some mild swelling and some redness. Bruising is unlikely in the injected area. There is very little to no discomfort in the injected area and mild soreness (much like after a good workout) in the area that the fat was harvested from, which usually resolves within 2 weeks. The swelling goes down noticeably in 1-3 days in the injected area. Most patients do not require pain medications and are able to resume their normal routine the very next day.
I am interested! How should I proceed?
If you are considering this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Ahmad. During this visit he will listen to your concerns and, after a comprehensive evaluation, will discuss the best overall plan for you. If you are a suitable candidate, you will be informed of all potential risks of the procedure. Depending on your gender, facial features, ethnicity, and age, a customized procedure will be tailored for you.
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