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Fat grafting

This procedure transfers fat from areas where you have extra fat and then injects it into areas that lack volume. You might consider a fat transfer if you have facial areas that appear creased or sunken and desire a more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers. The grafted fat is permanent but it can change with significant weight gain or loss. It can also be used in larger volumes to improve body shape in areas such as the buttocks, revise scars or rejuvenate the back of your hands. The major advantages of fat grafting are that it uses fat from your own body, is long-lasting and provides natural looking results.

Fat is generally taken from one part of your body using liposuction techniques. It is washed and purified. Then it is carefully re-injected using specially designed needles into areas for improvement.