fat grafting surgery

Fat Grafting

A Fat Grafting surgery will assist you with achieving a fuller and more youthful face. If you have depressed scars, indentations in your skin or wrinkles that run deep, then fat grafting can help. If there are areas with soft tissue depression or folds and grooves on your face, fat grafting is the best way to regain a desirable contour. This procedure can also help with minimizing the facial fat loss which occurs due to aging. Dr. Soler performs fat grafting for patient in Tampa and the surrounding areas of St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor.

How is Fat Grafting performed?

During the surgery, the patient’s own fat is suctioned from a donor area and re-injected into the area with the defect. This fat transfer may require local anesthesia and sedation in case large amounts of fat is to be suctioned. There is hardly any pain post surgery. However, there might be slight bruising and some swelling after the surgery is performed. This also varies from individual to individual depending on the healing characteristics of your specific body. The swelling might take up to 2 weeks to disappear. You might require more than one fat grafting session in order to achieve your desired goals.

Risks of Fat Grafting


Any risks or individual suitability of Fat Grafting in Tampa will be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during your consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, any major complications are not foreseen in a fat grafting surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery.

Schedule your Fat Grafting consultation today


If you would like to discover if fat grafting is right for you, give our Tampa office a call today to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pedro Soler. Our office is located 22 miles South of Wesley Chapel and 22 miles East of Largo, FL. Dr. Soler will be happy to discuss your specific needs to see if fat grafting is the right procedure for you!