A new type of cosmetic surgery called “fat grafting” is the latest attempt at getting ride of unwanted fat from some parts of the body while at the same time, plumping up the areas in need of curves.
This procedure involves removing fat from unwanted areas and injecting it into other parts of the body thereby accomplishing two goals at once. Though it sounds simplistic, in reality it is a surgical procedure that takes hours to perform and a skilled expert at the helm.
Fat transfer was originally pioneered as a way of offering implant free breast augmentation to patients. The concept involves harvesting fat cells through liposuction and injecting them into the breast tissue by means of hundreds of tiny droplets causing the fat to grow over time and increase the woman’s bust size naturally. Fat grafting also has potential for use on other parts of the body as well. Adult fat cells contain stem cells which can regenerate into collagen-producing cells to aid in skin texture and clarity. Though still in the trial stages, this fat grafting technique promises augmentation options without scars or incisions.
Dr. Roger Khouri is a microsurgery specialist who has been involved in administering a trial of the technique to over fifty women in the last five years with positive results. To those who are concerned about potential side effects, Dr. Khouri says “Nowhere has it been proven that fat is carcinogenic.” He touts the fact that this is an all natural procedure using the body’s own tissues and that it will last forever. Though more tests are needed to determine possible long term effects on breast cancer screenings, the future looks bright for this emerging technique.