Fat-grafting surgery is used to remove a patient’s own fat to re-implant it where needed. It is typically extracted from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs and is re-injected into another area that requires plumping. For example, with buttock augmentation with fat grafting, the fat is taken from one area and injected into the buttocks. The procedure is usually used in place of traditional buttock implants. It’s often called a Brazilian butt lift or Brazilian buttock augmentation.
Beyond buttock augmentation, fat grafting is also used to move fat into a patient’s breasts or facial features.
The transferred fat will then re-vascularize and survive in the new location that needs plumping. This autologous fat transfer process will be repeated until the desired correction has been achieved and may be combined with other surgical procedures like skin excision for enhanced results.
There are limitations to how much fat can safely be injected into a part of the body during the fat grafting procedure. There are limits because we don’t want to jeopardize the blood supply or risk a patient’s safety.
You should also be aware that during fat transfer buttock augmentation, only 50-70% of the fat taken from one area of the body and injected into the buttocks will survive. Depending on the patient’s desired results, multiple liposuction and fat grafting treatments may need to be done.
There are also several steps patients should take to aid in their recovery. A compression garment approved by Dr. Colony should be worn for several weeks after surgery to reduce swelling and bruising. Additionally, to ensure the best results, massaging the treated areas beginning two weeks after surgery is highly recommended.
Patients should also avoid any restrictive clothing. Anything with a tight band or buckles could make a permanent dent in the liposuction area.
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If you are considering buttock fat grafting treatment in East Lansing, Dr. Colony is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Lansing with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Colony knows that no two patients have the same fat removal needs, so he dedicates his practice to individualizing treatments and procedures that can help his patients best achieve their aesthetic desires.
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