Lipo grafting, also called fat grafting, is the process of transferring fat from areas of the body, in which you have excess fat, to areas in which you have less fat in order to firm and enhance the surface of your skin and improve your body’s contour.
Why Consider Lipo Grafting
You may consider lipo grafting as a way to remove the signs of an injury, surgery or
scarring; or to smooth out the surface of your skin to create a fuller appearance. Areas of the body that can be refined with lipo grafting include the buttocks, hands, sternum, hips, biceps, triceps and calves.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lipo Grafting?
You may be a good candidate for lipo grafting if you:
Are in good physical health
Have a sufficient amount of fat present to perform the fat transfer
Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for your procedure
What to Expect
Lipo grafting is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia (which numbs only part of your body) and sedation. During the first part of the procedure, Dr. Camp will extract fat from an area of your body, often the abdomen or thighs, using liposuction. This technique involves making small incisions and inserting a thin tube called a cannula under your skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum that suctions the fat. Once enough fat is extracted, it is purified and injected into your desired areas of improvement.
Following your lipo grafting procedure, it’s common to experience some pain, swelling and bruising in the areas of your body treated with liposuction. It may be recommended that you wear tight compression garments for a few weeks to help reduce the swelling. Most patients will be able to resume their normal activities within a few weeks. Results typically appear over a period of months as the swelling subsides and the grafted fat establishes itself in the treated areas.
To learn more about lipo grafting or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Camp, call our office at 330-332-7383 or click here.