The term “organic” seems to have crept into many aspects of our culture, from our food to our clothes to the processes of building and manufacturing. Now the mindset of reusing natural things in new ways has even made it into our plastic surgery practice, through fat grafting. During this process, we perform liposuction at our Austin practice to remove unwanted fat from one area and transfer it to another.
Just as organic foods and goods use all natural materials, so does fat grafting. One of its major benefits is the reduction of fat in the “donor” area, usually around the hips, thighs, or midsection. These are areas that can be notoriously difficult to sculpt through diet and exercise alone, so fat grafting patients often appreciate the win-win effect this process achieves.
Techniques for “recycling” the harvested fat have improved in recent years to keep the fat cells alive and well during the transplant process. Once the cells are injected into a new area, these advances ensure that a greater percentage of the fat survives, rather than be resorbed by the body as occurred more in the past.
The fat cells can be beneficial in several areas where people might want to boost volume. This includes filling in wrinkles and plumping up the cheeks, as well as creating fuller contours in the breasts and buttocks.
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