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Fat Grafting in Nashville, TN

What is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is a surgical cosmetic procedure in which fat is removed from one area of the body and transferred to another area to increase volume. Fat grafting is a great procedure for men and women who wish to contour one are of their body, like the abdomen or thighs, while simultaneously augmenting another area, like their face or breasts. Fat grafting allows patients to avoid the use of silicone implants or dermal fillers, by using the body’s natural tissues to add volume to areas like the face, cheeks, lips or breasts. 

How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost?

The average cost of fat grafting is $6,500, although this does vary by patient depending on the size of their treated area. We can discuss the details of your cost for fat grafting at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.

What are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?

Benefits of getting fat grafting with Dr. Olivia MaDan at Plastic Surgery Affiliates include:

  • Liposuction performed on problem areas to improve contour and remove excess fat
  • Excess fat used to augment the breasts, lips or cheeks or smooth away fine lines and wrinkles in the face
  • Avoids the use of silicone implants, saline implants and dermal fillers 
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results

How is Fat Grafting Performed?

Your fat grafting procedure will be performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation at the surgery center. This is to ensure you remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the duration of fat grafting procedure. Dr. MaDan will start your procedure by performing gentle liposuction on your desired areas, typically the midsection and thighs, to harvest viable fatty tissue. The harvested fat is then cleaned and purified before being transferred to your desired treatment areas. These areas typically include the breasts or face.

What is the Recovery Time for Fat Grafting?

Because fat grafting is a surgical procedure, patients usually take between one and two weeks to make a full initial recovery. You may be instructed to wear compression garments for six weeks. During this time, you may experience swelling, bruising and discomfort around your treated areas. We ask that you do not resume any physical activity until Dr. MaDan gives you clearance, as it will contribute to excess swelling. While you will be able to see some results of your procedure immediately following surgery, ultimate results will become visible about four to six months following your fat grafting treatment, once all swelling subsides.

If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your fat grafting surgery in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Drs. Hueneke and MaDan, plastic surgeons with more than 20 years of combined experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.