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Fat for Fat: Adding fat instead of getting rid of it

Liposuction and breast augmentation are still the most commonly done procedures, but recently evolving technology has boosted other procedures into popularity. The hottest trend in plastic surgery might be adding fat instead of getting rid of it.

Most of us spend a lot of time focused on removing fat or keeping it off our bodies with healthy eating and exercise. The idea of adding fat back in can seem counter-productive. However, many people have discovered that strategically injecting fat into specific body areas can add curves to your face and figure in less invasive and natural looking ways.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported in its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014. As the demand for plastic surgery continues to grow, new medical and technological advancements are being made every day, resulting in a wider array of options for patients. Women are now focusing on goals like bigger butts and plumper lips and fuller cheeks. As people age, they lose volume in their face. Adding back a little fat, either in addition to a face lift or on its own can restore that youthful look.

Fat injections are done by transferring fat from one area of the body to another. Liposuction is used to remove the fat, which is then processed and reinjected into the desired area of the body. It is important to remember that the injected tissue will still behave like fat. If you do not maintain a healthy weight, or if you lose a significant amount of weight, the appearance will change accordingly.


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