Fat grafting surgery will assist you with achieving a fuller, more youthful face. If you have depressed scars, indentations in your skin or deep wrinkles, 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 patients in Tampa and the surrounding areas of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL.
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 need to be suctioned. There is hardly any post surgery pain, but there may be slight bruising and some swelling. This also varies from person to person, depending on the healing characteristics of each body. Swelling may take up to two weeks to disappear. You may 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, major complications are rarely seen in fat grafting surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery.
Is fat grafting covered by insurance?
Fat grafting is categorized as a cosmetic procedure and is not covered under insurance, so you are responsible for payments. Any associated risks or suitability of the procedure need to be discussed with Dr. Soler during the one on one consultation at his Tampa office. As always, there are minor risks associated with surgery, but major complications are rare when having fat grafting performed. Call today to schedule your meeting with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Soler to see if fat grafting is right for you.
Discreet cosmetic surgery travel
If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.
Schedule your fat grafting consultation today
If you would like to discover if fat grafting is right for you, contact our Tampa office 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. We serve patients throughout southwest FL, including Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Dr. Soler will be happy to discuss your specific needs to see if fat grafting is the right procedure for you.