Fat Grafting Toronto
Micro-fat grafting or fat transfer is a surgical procedure where fat is harvested from the patient, prepared and the re injected into areas that need more volume.
The fat is harvested most commonly from the abdomen or thighs with a liposuction cannula. It is then “prepared” by placing it in a centrifuge and removing extra fluid or just washing it with sterile saline solution. Very small cannulas are then used to deposit the fat droplets into the areas where it is needed.
The procedure is most commonly done in combination with other operations such as a face lift or eyelift, but can be done on its own as well.
Not all of the fat that is injected will survive, but studies show that about 30 to 70% of it will remain where inject long term.