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Fat Grafting in New York

The long term success that has been achieved in recent years with fine tunneling methods of introducing fat grafts has ignited renewed interest in using the body's own tissue to recontour the face, enhance the cheek and chin, and soften folds and wrinkles. Fat grafting is a minor surgical procedure that uses the patient's own tissue to achieve the desired result.

Dr. Forley's safe and effective fat grafting technique allows for great flexibility in its application, and provides a soft, natural feel. Utilizing local anesthesia, the fat is obtained from an area such as the abdomen or hip with liposuction techniques and then centrifuged to concentrate the fat cells. A special needle is then used for injection of the fat in layers of fine tunnels. Placing small amounts of fat in a very precise fashion, until the desired contour has been achieved, maximizes its longevity by enabling the growth of new blood vessels to nourish the grafted fat cells. The injected fat is living tissue and the blood supply it develops in its new location enables the achievement of long-term results. If some absorption does occur, additional treatments may be performed at any time, but the final result of fat grafting can last for several years. There is minimal pain connected with the procedure and any discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Patients are up and around the day of the procedure but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 1 week.

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