Fat Grafting vs. Fillers: Which is Right for You?

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There are a number of ways to achieve a more youthful look today, which can make it confusing to know which treatment will fit your specific needs best. In the case of smoothing out fine lines, deeper facial creases and even skin hollowing, both dermal fillers and fat grafting may do the trick. But which procedure will give you the best possible results?

About Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are a popular choice for restoring volume to the underlying structure of the skin, smoothing the complexion from the inside out. These procedures are minimally-invasive with little discomfort and no downtime afterwards. Results may last as long as 12 months with some formulas before a touch-up treatment is needed.

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About Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is an innovative procedure that effectively removes excess fat tissue from one area of the body and uses it to add needed volume in another. Fat removal is done via liposuction, which is a surgical procedure that uses a narrow cannula to break up fat cells and gently suction them from the body. Fat is then purified and delivered by injection to another area. Fat grafting is a permanent way to add volume to nearly any area of the body, including the face, buttocks and breasts.

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The choice of a cosmetic procedure is a highly personal one that should be made between a patient and her surgeon. To learn more about these anti-aging procedures, contact Dr. Geoffrey Leber’s team in Paradise Valley, AZ at 480-945-5522 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Leber.