The following information will answer many questions related to “fat grafting” or “natural fat transfer.”
What are the benefits of facial fat grafting?
This innovative procedure harvests fat from your own body. The fat is then used as a filler to restore lost volume in the cheeks, under the eyes and anywhere time and gravity have taken their toll. Results are long lasting, smooth and natural-looking.
What is body jet water-assisted liposuction?
Body jet water-assisted liposuction is a totally new liposuction technique and the first of its kind in the US. Using the flow of water to dislodge fat, this technique is unlike any other and provides many advantages. Using a gentle, pulsating spray of fluid, water-jet assisted liposuction dislodges fat without the force of traditional liposuction procedures. Fat is loosened from connective tissues and simultaneously extracted. This gentle method results in minimal bruising and tissue trauma, while still achieving excellent results. The fat is harvested safely and is in optimal condition for transfer to other areas of the body.
How long do the fat injections last?
If the donor fat is properly harvested and processed, a large percentage of fat cells will survive the crucial period until they begin to flourish in the new location. Once the cells are settled and have a blood supply, they remain for your lifetime. Of course, your face will naturally continue to age as time passes.
What are the risks involved with facial fat grafting?
As with any procedure, complications and risks include bruising and swelling, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, and problems with the healing of the skin. Smokers have a higher risk of complications during the skin healing process.
Is Dr. Leeman board-certified?
Yes, Dr. Leeman is actually double board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.