Fat grafting is a technique in which fat is removed from the butt, thigh and/or abdominal region, and injected into areas of the face and body that have lost volume due to age. In the past, it was thought that the wrinkles and sagging skin associated with aging were solely due to the pull of gravity, but now we know that a loss of volume in the face, hands and body is also to blame.
Both men and women in good health without a history of excessive bleeding or swelling make excellent candidates for fat grafting. During the procedure, the highly skilled surgeons at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona will use a special cannula to suction the fat from the donor area. The fat is then placed in a centrifuge to remove impurities, and injected by needle into your target areas. Post recovery risks are minimal, but usually involve some swelling and bruising that completely resolves within 2-3 weeks.
Fat injections are an extremely effective filler for fixing scars, rejuvenating your hands, face, and neck, and changing your body contour. One of the more popular body contour procedures is the Butt Lift which can restore your derriere to its youthful, perky past. The advantages of fat grafting over other fillers are two fold. Since the fat is from your own body, there is little chance of an allergic reaction, and second, fat grafting is like two procedures in one: you reduce volume in areas where you don’t want it, and increase volume in areas where you do.
Fat grafting is performed at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our privately owned, fully licensed, certified, and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff.
To learn more about fat grafting at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary Fat Grafting consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.
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Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona (PSNA) is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical care to all the residents of northern Arizona. With a main office in Flagstaff and satellite offices in Sedona, Cottonwood, the Village of Oak Creek, Kingman, Payson, Page, Lakeside, and Prescott, PSNA offers its patients the convenience of a wide variety of procedures as well as locations.
Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and all are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. All three doctors perform everything from facelifts and Mommy Makeovers to breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery and skin cancer reconstruction, to endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and dermal fillers.
In addition to being Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all hand surgery specialists, treating everything from hand trauma to arthritis and other hand dysfunction, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.