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Fat Grafting

Premier Plastic Surgeon in Knoxville, TN

Fat Grafting Procedure in Knoxville, TN

Fat grafting is the process by which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another area. It is also commonly referred to as Fat Transfer. 

Goal of the procedure is to augment or improve the area where the fat is transferred. 

 

It is possible to sculpt an area of excess fat and inject your own fatty tissue into areas where fatty deposits have deteriorated. The most common sculpted through fat injection are brows or under the eyes to fill a sunken look. Fat grafting is also commonly can be applied to the hand, earlobes, breasts and areas that need lipo repairing.

Another very popular area for fat grafting is Buttock. Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is the popular procedure for it. People of all ages qualify for the butt lift procedure. Fat is removed from selected areas of your body, purified, and then re-injected into your buttocks. The butt appears lifted, perky and more attractive. 

Fat Grafting process

Step 1: Fat is extracted from a donor area using liposuction. This is usually a manual procedure using thin liposuction cannulas with small holes.

Step 2: The fat is then processed with decanting and centrifugation to separate debris, excess fluid, and dead cells from the viable adipose fat cells. An alternate method is to wash the fat with a sterile saline solution. The fat that is discarded are the fat cells which will likely not survive in the graft and they can even create problems for the good cells.

Step 3: Fat is re-injected in small droplets throughout the subcutaneous tissue of the recipient area. This is to ensure good blood supply to every fat droplet so that the fat graft can survive.

The amount of fat injected differs according to patient case specifics and the area of the body where the processed fat is being injected.

Consultation

In first consultation, Dr. Lo will listen to you, understand your goals, answer all your questions and make recommendations.

He will evaluate your body, general health status and any pre-existing conditions or risk factors. Your candidness to answer the questions will contribute towards the success of the procedure.  

Let’s start with a no obligation consultation. Book your appointment to discuss your options with Dr. David Lo. 

Recovery from the procedure

Depending upon the area of procedure, you can expect to recover in 3-6 weeks. Certain intense fat transfer cases may take longer to fully recover. Dr. Lo will guide you and explain you about your recovery regimen and steps to be taken for optimal recovery. 

Costs

It is a personalized procedure. Please contact our office to get a personalized quote. Our friendly Patient Coordinator can answer your questions and help you with it.

Risks & Safety

Premier Surgical is the region’s largest multi-speciality surgical group and Dr. Lo is an extensively trained Plastic Surgeon. You will feel comfortable getting your procedure done at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery. We encourage you to discuss all your questions with the Surgeon or the support staff.

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Dr. David Lo

Plastic Surgeon in Knoxville, TN

Dr. Lo’s broad and extensive training has given him vast experience in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body and face. 

Educated & Trained at Renowned Medical Schools

Duke University

Stanford University

Tufts University

Emory University

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Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery and Dr. David Lo offer aesthetic surgery of the breast, body and face. Premier Surgical is the largest multi-specialty surgical group in the East Tennessee region. Premium Surgical Plastic Surgery is the plastic surgery division of Premier Surgical group.  We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.

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My experience has always been great with Dr. David Lo and his team members. They are so kind, considerate and caring for me. They seem to take time and listen to all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. David Lo and his staff at Premier Surgical Associates at any time. They are there willing to help with whatever situation that you may have.
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Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery and Dr. David Lo offer aesthetic surgery of the breast, body and face. Premier Surgical is the largest multi-specialty surgical group in the East Tennessee region. Premium Surgical Plastic Surgery is the plastic surgery division of Premier Surgical group. We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.