Fat Grafting in Sarasota

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As we age, sun exposure, gravity, and ongoing muscle motion like frowning, smiling, chewing, and squinting have effects on our appearance. The underlying tissues responsible for a youthful appearance of the skin start to break down. In addition, the fatty tissue of the face diminishes with aging and the underlying support of the skin is lost resulting in facial wrinkles, drooping, and hollows.

Called fat injections, fat transfer, and fat grafting, our Sarasota plastic surgeons use this procedure to remove small amounts of a patient's own body fat and enhance areas of the face. It can fill out depressed areas of your face, minimize the nasolabial folds next to the mouth, smooth hollows under the eyes and enhance cheek bones and jaw lines through 3-dimensional contouring. In addition, studies have shown that there is an abundance of stem cells in the fat, which can help rejuvenate the skin.

Fat grafts or fat injections are also useful if you always wanted fuller, more fashionable lips, or wish that your once larger lips were still that way today. Fat grafts tend to be more permanent than synthetic dermal fillers.

Are You a Good Candidate?

To be a good candidate for any plastic surgery, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It's important to understand that fat grafting can enhance your appearance and self-confidence but, like all plastic surgery, it is not going to solve underlying emotional issues you may have. Always think carefully about your expectations and discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon.

Next Steps

All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Request a consultation with one of the surgeons at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897 and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.

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