Fat Grafting & Liposuction: The Perfect Body Sculpting Combo
By Sherri Roberts
“Fat grafting is a combination of removing fat where it is unattractive and hides the natural contours and placing it where it is very attractive to highlight and accentuate contours.”
Dr. Christopher Patronella
You might be surprised to learn that one of the hottest body contouring and facial rejuvenation tools in cosmetic plastic surgery is the use of a person’s very own fat via a combination of liposuction and fat grafting. Whereas fat removed during liposuction once was routinely tossed, this changed as plastic surgeons began to discover and apply the aesthetic benefits of this previously overlooked asset.
“One of the most common examples of this is seen in women who have a pear shape with excess fat in the outer thighs, known as ‘saddlebags,’ along with a deep indentation in the buttock above it. While the obvious solution may seem to simply remove the accumulation of fat in the outer thighs, doing this without also addressing the deep indentation above it would fail to adequately contour the buttock. In many cases, taking a little fat in the saddlebag/hip area and using this to fill in the sunken area above it will create a smoother transition and a more elegant overall shape.”
If you are interested in improving and accentuating your body’s shape and proportions, contact us today to schedule a cosmetic plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Patronella. He will listen to your concerns and appearance goals in order to recommend the procedure or procedure combination that will help you look your best.