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Fat Grafting in Surrey, British Columbia

Fat is not a bad word

Fat Grafting in Surrey with Dr. Genoway

Fat grafting is a powerful technique to reverse signs of aging. On the face, fat grafting smooths out creases, permanently fills the lips and corrects sunken eyelids. It is also great for filling out hollows on our hips, rejuvenating the skin on the hands and correcting scars or previously grafted skin.

Dermal fillers will only last for so long and do not give a long-term solution. Fat grafting is often the answer in these situations. In addition, implants can be intrusive and require invasive procedures. Fat grafting is an excellent option because it provides substantial results while allowing you to use your own body's natural resources. With Dr. Krista Genoway, MD, FRCSC, who has years of experience treating patients in the greater Vancouver area — she can help you find the right solution for your Surrey fat grafting needs whether you want smaller wrinkles, fuller cheeks, or rejuvenated breasts!

Surrey plastic surgeon, Dr. Krista Genoway

Make your fat work for you

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What is fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a plastic surgery procedure that uses liposuction to remove fat from an excess body region, such as the abdomen, trunk, or thighs. The fat is then carefully processed and injected into areas where more fullness is required, such as the lips, cheeks, hips, hands or breasts. Fat grafting can reduce wrinkles and creases, improve the volume and elasticity of the skin, and provide long-lasting results. Western Canada is home to many excellent doctors specializing in cosmetic procedures, including Dr. Genoway at her practice in British Columbia.

What are the benefits of fat grafting?

When it comes to addressing some of the many benefits of fat grafting Surrey area residents can find that it's an ideal choice for those who desire immediate long-term fixes. Additionally, fat grafting will enhance volume in any area of the body and correct contour irregularities, all while being a minimally invasive procedure that comes with minimal risks and side effects.

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Natural enhancements

Am I a good candidate for fat grafting?

Fat transfer can be useful for those who want to enhance or improve certain aspects of their face and body. However, potential fat-transfer patients must meet a few criteria before being able to undergo fat grafting. To ensure the best results, prospective patients of ours must be healthy, have adequate donor fat from other areas of the body, and refrain from smoking. Interested parties should contact Dr. Genoway's office for a consultation today!

A unique experience

Your Fat Grafting Procedure

Fat grafting happens in three easy steps. First, a needle is used to extract fat from another part of the body. Then, the fat cells are sorted and cleansed so that only entire, undamaged ones may be used. Finally, fat cells are then implanted into the desired locations. No two fat grafting sessions are the same since everyone has different aesthetic goals. Dr. Genoway will discuss and plan your grafting in detail before your procedure.

Recover on your time

Fat Grafting Recovery

Your particular recovery will be determined by the personalized package you pick and the surgeries chosen. However, most patients should expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising at the donor site. Your customized package, which Dr. Genoway will discuss with you, will dictate your expected recovery time.

Dr. Genoway may prescribe pain medicine or recommend over-the-counter pain relief. Avoiding heavy lifting after surgery and wearing your compression garment are also advised following the Surrey fat grafting surgery.

Feel and look younger

Fat Grafting Results

While a fat transfer treatment may undoubtedly create stunning results, patients should have reasonable expectations and recognize that achieving as dramatic a transformation as other techniques is not always possible. Patients who want to enhance their breast volume considerably, for example, are more likely to benefit from having implants inserted since there are limits to how much fat can be retrieved and transplanted.

Some fat cells will not survive transplantation. However, this is a standard component of the transfer procedure, and Dr. Genoway considers this survival rate when deciding how much fat to extract and transfer.

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Most fat transfer treatments result in a 50 - 85 percent fat survival rate, depending on the surgeon, the region being treated, and the patient's postoperative conduct. The outcomes will become visible once the swelling from your operation subsides. Your full findings, however, may not be evident for several months. Most freshly transplanted fat cells take around six months to develop a blood supply and take permanent hold in their new location in the body.

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Schedule your Surrey fat grafting consultation with Genoway Plastic Surgery today

Suppose you are considering fat grafting as part of your aesthetic plastic surgery journey. In that case, the first step is to consult with our board-certified specialist at Genoway Plastic Surgery. When it comes to fat grafting Surrey plastic surgeon, Dr. Genoway, is experienced in performing these procedures and many others, and will work with you to determine if this treatment is proper for your goals. During your consultation she will assess your specific needs and goals to create a customized treatment plan for you.

Your Personalized Consultation

Patients report that liposuction and fat grafting is not as painful as they anticipated. You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area and reduce pain post-surgery. Most people report only feeling minor discomfort during the procedure.

What are the risks of fat grafting?

Complications from fat grafting are pretty rare. On the other hand, problems such as infection, scarring, deformities, and the insertion of excessive or insufficient fat are always possible. Rarely more serious complications, such as fat embolism, have been described. This is why it is important to consult an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Krista Genoway.

Schedule your consultation

This is your life. When it comes to your body, you get the final say in how you want to shape it. Whatever your vision for your true self, Dr. Krista Genoway has the talent and experience to help you get there. Begin your journey today with a visit to Genoway Plastic Surgery.