Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is becoming a more and more popular way to enhance your appearance with long-lasting results. Here at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, our board-certified plastic surgeons can utilize fat grafting to recontour and renew both facial and body areas.

Benefits of Fat Grafting

Fat grafting removes excess fat cells from the thighs, hips, abdomen, or other areas of the body with liposuction, then filters and transfers these fat cells to another area for rejuvenation. Essentially, you are getting two procedures in one: liposuction of one area and recontouring of another. Fat grafting can have a number of benefits, including:

  • Smoothing out facial wrinkles
  • Adding fullness and new contours to the cheeks, lips, or other facial areas
  • Enhancing body contours
  • Smoothing the appearance of breast implants in breast reconstruction procedures

The results from fat grafting are known to be very long-lasting – years, in many cases.

Dr. Wesley Schooler or Dr. David Buchanan will meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss the fat grafting procedure and your ultimate goals. At this initial meeting, your surgeon will answer all of your questions and talk with you about your options to determine if this treatment is the best option for your needs.

For more information on fat grafting procedures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Schooler, please contact our practice today.