Michael H. Moses, MD, FACS

Micro Fat Grafting

Have you ever wished you could remove fat from trouble areas and add it back to the places that could use some extra volume? Using advanced micro fat grafting techniques, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moses can help you do just that. Micro fat grafting, also known as microlipoinjection, is the process of “harvesting” fat from the thighs, hips, or abdomen and injecting it into the breasts or buttocks to add volume and shape.

During your consultation, Dr. Moses will work closely with you to determine where the fat should be taken from and how it can best enhance your breasts or buttocks.

How Fat Grafting Works

The first step in micro fat grafting is removing fat from the selected area using liposuction. Typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation, liposuction uses a specializes tube called a “cannula” to dislodge and remove fatty tissue. Dr. Moses will begin by making small incisions and gently removing and storing fat. Once he has sculpted the desired result, your incisions will be sutured and dressed.

Prior to placement in the breasts or buttocks, the harvested fat will need to be cleansed and water content removed. To do this, the fatty tissue is spun in a centrifuge for maximum purification. Using a syringe, Dr. Moses will then create a grid of grafted fat by carefully injecting the fat into your breast or buttocks tissue until the desired results are achieved. Because your own fat is an ideal substance for a subtle transformation, your results will be soft and natural.

Are You a Candidate for Fat Grafting?

Micro fat grafting can be a good solution for many patients, but speaking to an experienced plastic surgeon is the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate. Fat grafting can:

  • Restore shape and volume to reconstructed breasts.
  • Subtly enhance breast size and contour.
  • Hide rippling or edges of breast implants.
  • Increase volume and shape of buttocks

If you’re interested in fat grafting, it’s important that you are healthy, have realistic goals, and have enough excess fat to transfer. Fat grafting is neither a weight loss solution or a means to replace breast augmentation with implants.

Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Moses to determine if micro fat grafting is a good solution for you.

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