About Fat Grafting
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon offers fat grafting to men and women who desire a fuller contour to specific areas of their body. A fat graft or fat transfer removes excess fat from one area of the body via liposuction and transfers it to another area that is lacking volume. Typically, fat cells are harvested from the lower abdomen or outer thighs. This process not only enhances lean areas but can be used to decrease the appearance of certain scars or wrinkles. At Solomon Plastic Surgery in Frisco, TX, Dr. Solomon will create a customized treatment plan that will address your specific needs and goals. Call our cosmetic practice today to learn more.
"Excellent! - Dr. Solomon is the absolute best at what he does! I felt at ease starting w/my initial consult. Great bedside manner. He explained the procedure, answered my questions, and gave his non-judgemental, professional opinion for the results best suited to my situation. His friendly staff is wonderful and on top of everything, including timely paperwork and great communication. Dr. Solomon called the same day after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. The surgical center that he uses was clean, organized and had caring staff. I will never forget how well I was cared for nor the impeccable job Dr. Solomon did with my procedure. Dr. Solomon is a perfectionist at his craft and has mastered every facet of patient care that is important to the patient."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 02, 2018
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"I went to several plastic surgeons before choosing on Dr. Solomon to do my "mommy make-over". He took the time to go over every aspect of the procedure and answer all my questions. He was very professional and knowledgeable. His office staff was great as well. I'm so glad I put my trust in Dr. Solomon....one of the best!!"- D.H. / Google / Aug 17, 2019
"I feel so grateful and thankful that I had a consultation with Dr. Solomon and chose him to do my breast augmentation last December. This is kind of a long story and review but if you are as particular about choosing a surgeon as I was then I believe this review will be really helpful. I don't take the review process lightly as having a breast augmentation or any other type of plastic surgery is such an important decision and even though I was extremely happy with my results initially, I wanted to wait some time to make sure everything was as perfect as I expected in the long term. After over 6 months, I can't even believe how amazing my results are!! Just going off of aesthetics, if you want extremely natural looking results that greatly exceed your expectations then Dr. Solomon is your guy. I seriously forget that I have implants they look so natural and real. If you want a doctor that truly, truly cares then Dr. Solomon is also your guy as well. I met with multiple surgeons and Dr. Solomon took his time with me and explained the process so well and addressed all of my questions with patience and kindness (even if they were ridiculous). He was also very realistic in explaining my expected results based on my anatomy, which ended up exceeding expectations beyond measure once the surgery was completed and healed. The morning of the surgery, I was SO nervous and Dr. Solomon made me feel so calm and cared for. I had a few questions after surgery and Dr. Solomon called me back immediately each time so he has excellent bedside manner. I have not stopped thinking about how lucky I am that I met with Dr. Solomon because I'm certain better results are not possible; he is a perfectionist and it truly shows. As long is Dr. Solomon is in practice I will never go see another plastic surgeon as I know I am in truly good hands with him and can trust him fully. I've recommended him to everyone that I know that is interested in the procedure and I HIGHLY recommend seeing him for a consultation if you are interested in a breast augmentation. I'm sure from the first hour consultation you will see why. Also, just a side note, I was really nervous about the pain and did not take any of the pain medication prescribed after the procedure (only took Tylenol)! Dr. Solomon takes his time to ensure that his technique is the least pain inducing as possible and it was such an easy recovery. I quickly realized I was nervous about nothing. Also his staff is amazing, especially Kandace! I could go on and on but you really just need to meet with him yourself to understand. Again, HIGHLY recommend!"- M. / Google / Aug 17, 2019
"I was a 44-year-old woman wanting a lower blepharoplasty. I first heard of Dr. Solomon through my dermatologist as she had surgery from him as well. Upon entering the office, I was greeted by Kandace and Allison, the patient care coordinator and the medical assistant. They are kind, patient and answer any questions you will have. The office is clean and professional. During my consult with Dr. Solomon, I asked several questions, all of which were answered with care and respect. At no point did I ever feel pressured to have any procedure. After meeting Dr. Solomon you will immediately sense his intelligence and expertise. Check out his experience! I am incredibly grateful I chose Dr. Solomon to perform surgery on me. My results far exceeded my expectations. His bedside manner is amazing! I had a couple of post-surgery questions and Dr. Solomon and his staff made sure to answer each one. You won't be disappointed! At the very least go for a consult. You won't regret it."- S.B. / Healthgrades / Jul 06, 2019
Fat grafting is ideal for individuals who have a naturally thin face or have lost volume in certain areas of the body due to advanced age. Patients with depressed scars or acne scarring are typically good candidates for this procedure as well. In addition, fat injections can be used to rejuvenate aged hands so that blood vessels and tendons are not readily visible. Enlargement of the bust or buttocks can be achieved with fat grafting, but those who desire a more dramatic result may require implants.
Fat grafting is performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia. During the initial consultation, Dr. Solomon will determine the area from where the fat cells will be harvested. The fat cells will then be extracted by utilizing a specific liposuction method. Once the different components are centrifuged, the purified fat will then be placed into a syringe and injected into the designated treatment area. Although fat injections can be done to any area of the body, the common areas include the face, breasts, hands, and buttocks. This procedure is often used in conjunction with a facelift to correct volume loss in the cheeks and temples. Besides, fat grafting also rejuvenates the overlying skin, producing a youthful appearance.
What to Expect
Fat grafting is considered an outpatient procedure but the recovery process will vary for each individual. Some patients may have a lengthier recovery period than others depending on the areas of the extraction and transfer. Bruising, swelling, tenderness, and redness are all normal but these symptoms will subside in the weeks that follow. Strenuous activity that is likely to significantly raise blood pressure should be avoided for at least four weeks after surgery. Those who receive a fat transfer to the face should sleep with their head elevated for the first few nights to reduce swelling. Post-operative care instructions will be provided after the procedure.
It's important for individuals to maintain a healthy weight as weight fluctuation can alter the results. Although rare, some patients who gain a significant amount of weight after fat grafting can have an overgrowth of the injected fat, which can produce unfavorable contours. Short-term lumpiness is possible but usually resolves with time.
Plan Your Procedure
A fat grafting procedure is a natural alternative to silicone implants or facial fillers, and is a safe way to achieve the fuller look that you desire. Since this procedure utilizes your own fat cells, adverse or allergic reactions are unlikely. If you want to enhance your shape or diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles or scars, call our front desk staff today to set up an appointment.