Structural fat grafting offers a natural solution to combat the effects of aging, such as collagen and elastin breakdown, resulting in wrinkles and facial folds. With our fat grafting in Boston, we utilize your own fat to enhance and redefine your facial features, including cheeks, chin, jawline, lips, as well as address concerns like hollowness around the eyes or acne scars. Restore volume and achieve a more youthful appearance with our personalized fat grafting technique.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer?
A good candidate for fat transfer will have adequate fat deposits on the body for harvesting, usually in areas such as the abdomen, thigh, flanks, and back. This procedure may be appropriate for patients who have enough body fat to harvest and want to augment certain areas of the body with their own natural fat instead of implants or fillers.
Dr. Richard Montilla can skillfully augment and enhance various areas of the body performing his Worcester fat grafting techniques, including:
Benefits of Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is a popular procedure that offers our Boston fat grafting patients a number of advantages:
- No chance of rejection of your own natural fat
- Performed without general anesthesia
- Sculpt certain areas of the body while augmenting others
- Minimal downtime
- Results are visible immediately and may continue to improve
- Easily combined with other procedures
- Beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting results
More people today are opting for natural alternative in cosmetic treatments. Every year, thousands of people undergo fat transfer procedures with excellent results. Come to the wellness and cosmetic center of Montilla Plastic Surgery in both Greater Boston Area and Worcester to learn more about natural fat transfer.
How Does Fat Transfer Work?
Structural fat grafting is a minimally invasive outpatient/office procedure performed under local anesthesia, with occasional oral sedatives to ensure your comfort. The duration of the procedure typically ranges from 1½ to 2 hours, depending on the extent of fat grafting required for the targeted area.
The process begins by gently extracting fat from a donor site, commonly the buttocks, abdomen, or saddle bags. Using a small hypodermic needle and a specialized cannula with limited suction, the fat is carefully harvested to avoid damaging the fat cell membrane. After extraction, the fat is spun in a centrifuge to remove excess fluids and eliminate damaged fat cells, ensuring that only whole, undamaged fat cells are utilized for the grafting process.
Subsequently, the purified fat is injected using a smaller hypodermic needle. For precise results, the injections are strategically placed either just under wrinkles or deep within the muscle in select areas that possess higher vascularity. This strategic placement within the muscle increases the longevity of the fat graft, optimizing its effectiveness and enhancing the desired outcome.
Rest assured that our skilled team prioritizes your safety and strives to deliver the best possible results with structural fat grafting. Contact us to schedule a consultation and explore how this procedure can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Recovery After Fat Grafting
Following your fat grafting procedure, it is normal to experience swelling, mild bruising, and some tenderness both at the treatment site and the donor site. If your face underwent fat grafting, it is recommended to refrain from wearing makeup for at least 1-2 days after the procedure. If you were administered a sedative, please arrange for someone to drive you home.
To promote proper healing and optimal integration of the newly transplanted fat cells, it is advisable to keep the treated area as still as possible during the initial days. This allows the area to vascularize effectively, enhancing the success of the fat grafting. It is important to avoid engaging in high-impact exercises or activities for a period of 2 to 3 weeks, adjusting the timeframe based on the extent of your surgery.
Our skilled team in the Greater Boston Area and Worcester prioritizes your post-procedure care and will provide you with detailed instructions tailored to your specific needs. By following these guidelines and allowing yourself adequate time to heal, you can maximize the results of your fat grafting procedure.
A Surgeon Focused for Others
While Dr. Montilla has created a successful private practice in the Greater Boston Area and Worcester as a board-certified plastic surgeon, it comes with a great care for others. With every patient, he applies himself wholly, ensuring no detail is left to chance. He is additionally a member of several non-profit organizations. Most prominently, he is a member of Surgicorps International, an organization that provides medical missions abroad to help patients who don’t have access to medical care. In that endeavor, and everything else he does, he gives himself entirely to the betterment of others.