Fat Grafting for the Nose
What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting is a technique that takes fat from one area of the body and reinstates it elsewhere. It has emerged as a popular and effective method to further enhance the results of facial cosmetic treatments or provide improvements to certain features. Structural fat grafting to the nose, in particular, can be used to fill in depressions or scars or address irregularities related to aging and damage. The board-certified members of The Rhinoplasty Society are well-versed in all aspects of nose procedures, surgical and nonsurgical.
Candidates for Fat Grafting to the Nose
Fat grafting to the nose can be used to:
- Fill in scars and depressions
- Improve symmetry
- Address signs of aging or damage (such as volume loss, unwanted lines, and more)
- Provide subtle improvements to a previous nose job
How Is It Done?
Autologous fat (or fat that comes from your own body) is used in fat grafting for the nose. This fat can be taken from any area of the body using liposuction techniques. Some areas from which the fat may be removed include the stomach, thighs, flanks, and more. Nano fat grafting, which uses tiny needles to address delicate facial tissue, can also be done. Once the fat is taken, it is purified before it is reinjected into the nose. The amount of fat grafting typically needed for the nose is small, so either general or local anesthesia could be used. Fat tissue can be volatile, but using fat from your own body can help produce smooth, consistent results.
Treat an Aged or Damaged Nose
If you have certain irregularities with your nose that can be fixed with added volume, fat grafting for the nose may be a great option. This technique uses your own tissue to add structure and symmetry to the nose while reducing depressions caused by scarring, damage, or aging. The Rhinoplasty Society wants to be your resource for all things rhinoplasty-related and help you understand how subtle, natural results can be achieved surgically and nonsurgically.