The benefits of fat grafting

istock 494149805 1 While diet and exercise can help reduce excess fat on the body, there are times where it can remain as a stubborn reminder of one’s past appearance. Fortunately, there are ways to not only remove this unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen and thighs, but then to place it in areas that need the volume, such as the breasts, buttocks, and even the face. This technique is known as fat grafting, or “fat transfer,” and can be used for both adult men and women. 

Understanding fat grafting 

Dr. Dimitrios Motakis and his team in Toronto, ON describes fat grafting as the removal of fat from one area and injection of it in another. This is a great way to target two or more areas of the body during one single procedure. Patients can improve their contours with liposuction of the midsection, upper arms, thighs, or other problem area, and utilizes this fat where it is needed. The process is fast, effective, and provides long-lasting, natural-looking results. 

Who is a candidate for fat grafting? 

Any patient who has fat somewhere on the body that they would like to reduce, and areas where added volume is needed, such as the face, breasts, or even the hands, fat grafting might be appropriate for that individual.  Patients should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with this nonsurgical contouring approach. 

What to expect during fat grafting 

The entire procedure is done in approximately one to one and a half hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from one area of the body, and this fat is then purified and processed. Then, it is microinjected into the areas patients need to add volume. It is done in a way to ensure even distribution for a natural finished look. 

Call Dr. Dimitrios Motakis today 

If you are considering a fat transfer and want to learn more about this nonsurgical solution, call (416) 925-5775 to schedule an appointment at our Toronto, ON area facility. Our practice is located at 199 Avenue Road and accepts new and established patients in the community seeking cosmetic improvements of the face and body.


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