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Fat GraftingFat grafting is becoming increasingly popular in the plastic surgery industry. Futurity discusses this in a recent article titled “WHY PLASTIC SURGEONS ARE SWITCHING TO FAT GRAFTING.”

According to Deborah Haffeman of Futurity, “A survey of more than 300 plastic surgeons shows that most have started using fat grafting to erase wrinkles and stop skin from sagging. The procedure involves taking fat from the body—usually the abdomen—and injecting it into the face. According to the survey, 85 percent of the 309 facial aesthetic surgeons surveyed use the technique to enhance the results of facelift procedures designed to smooth wrinkles and creases, and eliminate sagging. Of this group, over 70 percent reported adopting the method within the past 10 years. ‘Our survey results show that plastic surgeons across the country are quickly adopting fat grafting as the standard in facelift procedures,’ says lead study investigator Sammy Sinno, a plastic surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center.”

Haffeman goes on to discuss natural vs. synthetic injections. She writes, “The amount of fat injected into the face to replace volume loss from aging ranged from 11 cubic centimeters to 25 cubic centimeters, or about 3 to 5 teaspoons. Sinno notes that surgeons typically add extra fat to compensate for the amount of fat likely to be reabsorbed by the body, about 40 percent of the initial injection. The rest remains indefinitely. By contrast, synthetic, commercial dermal fillers, an alternative to injected fat, last only nine months to a year and require repeated injections. According to the survey group, the most commonly injected areas of the face are the cheek, the region below the lower eyelid, and the nasolabial folds, or creases between the nose and corners of the mouth.”

If you’re considering a fat grafting procedure, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

At Dr. Moulton-Barrett’s office, the fat grafting procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and there are no artificial injection fillers used. Any chance of rejection is low because fat from the patient’s own body is used and the patient can enjoy permanent results. Dr. Moulton-Barrett offers both fat injections and facial fat grafting.

If you’re considering a fat grafting procedure, contact us for a consultation.