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Fat Grafting – Transfer in Knoxville TN

Have you ever wished you could take fat from one area of your body and put it someplace else that could use more volume or shaping?

Thanks to evolutions in the art and science of fat grafting, board certified plastic surgeon Jay H. Lucas, M.D. can do just that.

Fat grafting was frowned upon during the 1980’s and 90’s for being unpredictable and potentially even unsafe. However, today’s fat grafting techniques have improved both the outcome and safety of the procedure. Data from recent studies indicate that fat grafting is not only safe, but produces excellent results in breast and other cosmetic surgery, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and more.

How Fat Grafting Works

The process of fat grafting (also known as autologous fat transfer) involves gently suctioning fat through tiny incisions made in areas of the body like the belly, thighs, or back. The fat is removed by liposuction using tiny hollow tubes called cannulas. The harvested fat is then processed and washed in order to remove unwanted substances before being carefully re-injected into another body site.

Dr. Lucas has had extensive experience with fat grafting and has honed his technique to yield superior, long-lasting results. By injecting tiny amounts of fat, spread carefully over the target region, he ensures adequate blood supply to the new tissue. This improves the longevity of the results and reduces the incidence of hard nodules or oil cysts that can form when large amounts of fat are injected into a single spot. Spreading out the injected cells also means more of them survive, eliminating the need to “overfill” the target area to compensate for future cell death, as some surgeons do.

Why Fat Grafting

Your reason for considering cosmetic surgery is to enhance your appearance. Naturally, you want the best results possible. Dr. Lucas believes the optimal outcome is achieved through the use of fat grafting. Fat grafting improves the appearance of areas where tissue or volume may be lacking.

Like airbrushing a photo, fat grafting fine-tunes the results of your surgery, yielding a more natural, softer, suppler appearance of the body area being treated.

Areas Which Benefit from Fat Grafting

Face – Dr. Lucas uses fat grafting to restore age-related fat loss during face/neck lifts, particularly in the middle cheek area or region.

Breast – Dr. Lucas uses fat grafting to improve results in nearly every breast surgery he performs. For example, fat grafting can smooth out depressions during implant surgery, replenish depleted tissue in a revision, or fill in hollow areas during a reconstruction. Fat grafting produces more natural looking breasts.

Body – Dr. Lucas uses fat grafting in buttock enhancements and thigh lift surgeries to reposition and reshape the areas. The result is natural-looking and long-lasting.

If you are interested in learning more about fat grafting and how The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery located in Knoxville TN can give you the nose you have always wanted, call today to schedule a consultation.