Dr. Daniel Butz of Quintessa Discussing Surgical Fat Grafting – Natural Augmentation
Dr. Daniel Butz
A lot of patients come in and they say, “Why can’t I just take the fat from here and put it there?” And the answer to that is you can. Fat grafting has really become very popular over the last decade or so, and simply involves using liposuction to suck fat out from areas you don’t want it, frequently, the abdomen, the back, the thighs, and inject it to areas you do want more volume. This can be in smaller volumes, like the face, to help improve the overall facial volume with facial aging. This is a more permanent option compared to using fillers. Or this can be used for breast augmentation and larger volumes or buttocks augmentation as well, like a Brazilian Butt Lift.
The procedure is very safe. It’s performed for smaller volumes under local anesthesia. For larger volumes, sometimes the patient’s more comfortable under general. The downtime, it also depends on how much volume we’re doing, but it’s a very well-tolerated procedure. Patients are very happy afterward with their long-lasting volume and also the added benefit of improving contours elsewhere. Fat grafting is really a great option for patients looking for a natural way to augment various areas of their body and provide a long-lasting result without any sort of implants.