Fat Transfer ChicagoFat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is a procedure where fat is carefully removed from areas of excess such as the abdomen or thighs, and then injected into areas of volume loss such as the face, hands, buttocks or breasts.

In the face and hands, fat transfer is an excellent minimally invasive technique to restore youthful contours and rejuvenate your appearance. Fat transfer can also be used to minimize the appearance of depressed or sunken scars.

Facial fat transfer can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, “plump up” sunken cheekbones, temples and lips, as well as improve the contour of the jawline. In the hands, fat transfer is an excellent technique to add volume and reduce the appearance of “veiny” or thinned out aging skin.

Fat transfer results to the face and hands are quite natural, last longer than dermal fillers and reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

Request Consultation

Ideal Candidates for Facial and Hand fat grafting are patients who:

Wish to fill and plump sagging cheeks and other facial areas
Wish to soften deeper facial lines and wrinkles
Wish to improve the appearance of aging and “veiny” hands
Desire a more long lasting correction than that obtained with dermal fillers

About the Procedure

Fat grafting to the face and hands is performed as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Christopoulos will use either oral and local anesthesia in the office setting, or together with an anesthesiologist, will use intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable and safe during your procedure. Each treatment can take anywhere from 45 minutes or more, depending on the areas treated. The length of recovery and healing process does vary from individual to individual. It is natural to expect some mild bruising and swelling after your procedure. While your results will be immediately apparent, it may take 2-4 weeks for the majority of the swelling to subside.

*

Disclaimer: Dr. Niki Christopoulos & Christopoulos Plastic Surgery Chicago, IL Please remember that medical information provided by Dr. Niki Christopoulos & Christopoulos Plastic Surgery in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. YOUR RESULTS WILL VARY. The information sent through e-mail should not be relied upon as a medical consultation. This mechanism is not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgement about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. We will do our best to provide you with information that will help you make your own health care decisions. Many external links have been provided on this site as a service and convenience to our patients and other visitors to our website. These external sites are created and maintained by other public and private organizations. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. If you require to find out more please email us on info@christopoulosplasticsurgery.com

asps_member_ Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Reduction & Liposuction abpl member Real Self Top 100 Doctors American-College-of-Surgeons-Member
WARNING: Explicit Content
The content you are about to view may be considered offensive and/or inappropriate. Furthermore, this content may be considered adult content, if you are not of legal age or are easily offended, you are required to click the exit button.