The Key to Anti-Aging Is Already in Your Body—Learn About Fat Grafting

Tired of the negative effects that aging has on your body: wrinkling skin, lines in your face, loss of elasticity? Looking for a safe, effective, and natural-looking way to turn back the clock? Dr. Mick at Elysium Surgery Spa, located in Chicago, Illinois, recommends a procedure called fat grafting. Despite its odd name, this technique is also referred to as “fat transfer.” It’s a minimally invasive procedure that rejuvenates your skin and restores your youthful appearance in both the face and body.

Fat transfer is quite natural and safe. It uses your own fat content in a transfer technique called autologous fat transfer. You can have a curvier butt, fuller lips, or perkier breasts without the need for any implants. 

Who benefits from fat grafting?

Anyone wanting to look younger in a healthy way can benefit from fat grafting. But this procedure is recommended for anyone who is unsatisfied with deep wrinkles, sagging skin and buttocks, and sunken eyelids.

How is fat grafting done?

An initial consultation with Dr. Mick can help you develop a plan to get the exact kind of body you want. When you are ready for the procedure, the fat will be harvested from your own body: your own thighs and abdomen. You will be sedated with anesthesia for the procedure. 

After making some small incisions, this harvested fat is then used to restore aging by being transferred into sunken areas on your body that you’d like to see “plumped up.” Harvested fat can be transferred to your eyelids, forehead, lips, breasts, and buttocks. Sometimes, liposuction is needed to sculpt surrounding areas of the body, as well as collect the fat that is going to be injected.

The entire process lasts about an hour and a half, and it takes roughly three months for grafted fat to settle in your body. No hospitalization is required, and the recovery period is roughly seven days. On the seventh day after the procedure, your stitches will be removed.

Learn more about fat grafting

One important part of maintaining optimal health and appearance after fat grafting is to maintain a healthy, consistent body weight. If you are interested in looking younger, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Mick by calling 312-248-4024. You can also book an appointment on our website. 

Elysium Surgery is a state-of-the-art medical spa, whose staff has helped many patients to look and feel their best. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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