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Fat Grafting

Body fat makes excellent soft tissue filler material. Fat injection (also called autologous fat transplantation) transfers fat from one part of the body to enhance another. Dr. Marc DuPéré offers fat grafting (transfer) in Toronto for several areas of the body, including the face, the hands, the breasts and the buttocks (the so-called Brazilian Butt LIft).

Enhance your appearance with this advanced procedure performed by a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon. Request a consultation with Dr. DuPéré, or call our office at (416) 929-9800.

Fat Grafting
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This patient has a very youthful self-image which was, however, not being portrayed.   Genetic aging was making her look tired and had taken away the sparkle she had when younger.  She was referred to Toronto Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Marc DuPéré, by her doctor, for an assess... Read On

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This 52 year old trans-woman was living as a woman for several years before coming to see Dr. DuPere. She was interested in the breast augmenation procedure, having a smaller, more feminine nose as well as a smaller chin to compliment her facial features. Dr. DuPere suggested fat grafting along... Read On

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How Can Fat Grafting Help?

Fat grafting can achieve several purposes, including:

  • Re-contouring the face
  • Filling the nasolabial folds
  • Augmenting the lips
  • Rejuvenating the hands or lower eyelids
  • Reducing the appearance of scars or wrinkles
  • Achieving definition in the cheeks and chin

Dr. DuPéré often uses fat grafting as part of a facelift or mini face lift to smooth out wrinkles and folds in areas not affected by the surgical procedure.

Dr. DuPéré's Fat Grafting Techniques

Dr. DuPéré first injects both the donor site, where there is unwanted fat (for example, the abdomen, buttocks, knees, or thighs), and the treatment site with a local anesthetic. He extracts fat cells through a small needle attached to a syringe.

He then processes the fat to remove excess fluids and re-injects it into the treatment site using another needle. Because the body tends to reabsorb the injected fat in the weeks following treatment, Dr. DuPéré "overfills" the treatment area.

Dr. DuPéré also commonly harvests fat for re-injection by performing liposuction on Toronto men and women who want fat grafting.

Recovering from Fat Grafting

Fat injection is not always permanent and may require an effective maintenance program. For best results, patients generally receive a series of treatments over a 6-month period.

Risks and Complications

Every surgery comes with potential risks. Though serious complications are rare, Dr. DuPéré educates all fat grafting patients about risks such as: scarring, opening of the wound, temporary discomfort, bleeding and bruising around the surgical sites, loss of sensation over the surgical site and around the scar, fluid accumulation (seroma and hematomas), non-viable fat, less-than-optimal volumization and requirement for a second fat grafting procedure, infection (extremely rare), nerve and vessel injury (a risk with any surgery), and skin necrosis (possibly treatable with wound care).

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