Fat Grafting

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: ~ $4,000 – $6,000

Procedure Time: 1 hour

Recovery Time: 2-3 weeks


Fat Grafting

Imagine a procedure that not only rejuvenates your appearance but also uses your body’s natural resources to achieve long-lasting results. With Autologous Fat Grafting, Dr. Raggio blends precision with creativity, meticulously transferring fat from one area of your body to another (your face) to add volume, fill in wrinkles, add support, and rejuvenate your overall facial aesthetics.

As a leading expert in Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham Alabama, Dr. Raggio believes in personalized care and attention to detail. With Fat Grafting, he can address various concerns, from hollowed cheeks and sunken temples to thin lips and deep lines, all while maintaining harmony and balance in your facial features. If you live in the Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, we urge you to step into our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery facility and embark on a journey to rediscover your youthful allure with Fat Grafting. Let’s go a step further than artificial fillers and move into a natural, radiant beauty that stands the test of time.

We invite you to schedule a consultation or read below to learn more about one of the best Fat Grafting Birmingham has to offer.

Fat Grafting Expert In Birmingham, AL

What is Fat Grafting?

Fat Grafting in Birmingham, also known as Autologous Fat-Transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that involves harvesting fat from one area of the body, typically through Liposuction, and then injecting it into another area to add volume, contour, or rejuvenate the appearance. This technique utilizes the patient’s own fat cells, making it a natural and safe option for enhancing various facial features or body areas.

What are the benefits of Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting offers numerous benefits for patients seeking aesthetic enhancement. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Soft, Natural-looking results
  • Versatility (able to address multiple areas of the face)
  • Long-lasting results
  • Dual benefit of volumization and tissue rejuvenation via fat-related stem cells
  • Minimal risk of allergic reactions or rejection
  • Customization

Who are the best candidates for the Fat Grafting procedure?

The best candidates for Fat Grafting in Birmingham typically include individuals who:

  • Desire natural-looking results
  • Have adequate donor fat
  • Want long-lasting results
  • Seek facial rejuvenation
  • Desire body contouring
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Want to complement or optimize their other facial rejuvenation procedures (i.e., facelift patients)
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First steps of Fat Grafting

What’s the first step to scheduling Fat Grafting with Dr. Raggio?

At Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery we start every journey with our patients with a simple first step, the consultation. In this first meeting, Dr. Raggio takes the time to understand your unique aesthetic goals, concerns, and medical history. Through open dialogue and attentive listening, he collaborates closely with patients to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to their individual needs. This personalized approach ensures that every aspect of the procedure aligns with the patient’s desires and expectations. 

Dr. Raggio’s dedication to patient-centered care sets the stage for a positive experience and successful outcomes, laying the foundation for a journey toward enhanced confidence and natural beauty.

What to expect on
the day of Fat Grafting surgery

On the day of your Fat Grafting in Birmingham, patients will be warmly greeted by our knowledgeable and compassionate staff, who will guide them through the pre-operative preparations. Before the surgery begins, Dr. Raggio will conduct a final review of the treatment plan, addressing any last-minute questions or concerns to ensure clarity and peace of mind.

Once you’re ready, patients will be comfortably positioned in the surgical suite, where Dr. Raggio will meticulously perform the Fat Grafting procedure with precision and expertise. Using advanced techniques and safe, atraumatic tumescent Liposuction, he will harvest excess fat from donor sites on the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, through minimally invasive liposuction. This requires small pinpoint incisions in specific areas, such as the abdomen or inner or outer thighs. The harvested fat is then processed and purified to isolate high-quality fat cells for grafting, full of stem cells with volumizing and rejuvenating potential.

Next, Dr. Raggio strategically injects the purified fat into targeted areas requiring volume enhancement or contour refinement, such as the cheeks, lips, or temples. For patients requiring more nuanced refinements, Dr. Raggio can process nano fat, which can be used for more superficial and precise refinements that harness the regenerative and stem cell properties associated with this advanced fat grafting technique. He will then close any incisions with precision to prevent scarring. Throughout the procedure, patients can expect minimal discomfort thanks to the administration of local anesthesia and sedation, ensuring a smooth and virtually pain-free experience.

After the Fat Grafting surgery is complete, you will be carefully monitored as you awaken from sedation in the comfort of our recovery suite.

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Fat Grafting

In the initial days following the procedure, some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort at the donor and recipient sites are common, but these effects gradually subside over time, usually one to two months. Full results typically require four to six months to be fully appreciated, to allow the implanted fat cells to adapt to their new environment.

Patients are advised to rest and avoid strenuous activities for the first few days after surgery to promote proper healing. Dr. Raggio may prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort and antibiotics to prevent infection, amongst other medications aimed at curtailing nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. It’s essential to keep the head elevated and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. Also, maintaining proper nutrition with a high carbohydrate and fatty diet will ensure your body does not degrade the implanted fat cells as they are healing.

As the initial swelling resolves, patients will begin to notice the gradual emergence of their enhanced contours and rejuvenated appearance. While individual recovery experiences may vary, most patients can resume light activities within a week and return to work and social engagements after about two to three weeks.

How much does Fat Grafting cost in Birmingham, AL?

For accurate pricing information regarding Fat Grafting in Birmingham, AL with Dr. Blake Raggio, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raggio and the team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery. Once complete, our knowledgeable staff can provide detailed quotes and pricing information and discuss available financing options to help you achieve your aesthetic goals that fit within your budget.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for Fat Grafting?

Dr. Blake Raggio embodies a holistic approach to Fat Grafting and Facial Rejuvenation Surgery, prioritizing each patient’s unique goals and concerns. With a comprehensive facial analysis, he meticulously evaluates all aspects before recommending personalized surgical or non-surgical interventions. Dr. Raggio’s patient-centric philosophy ensures collaboration throughout the treatment journey, culminating in a tailored plan that prioritizes patient satisfaction.

Utilizing proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, Dr. Raggio strives to achieve durable and natural-looking results aligned with the patient’s cultural and ethnic values. His commitment extends to upholding classical beauty ideals, ensuring outcomes that stand the test of time.

Dr. Raggio’s success is indicative of his esteemed credentials and qualifications. 

He strongly believes in educating the next generation of clinicians and serves as a Clinical Adjunct professor with the Faulkner Physician Assistant Studies Program, as a Clinical Adjunct professor with Tulane University Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery in New Orleans Louisiana, and as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. 

He is an active member of multiple medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS). 

Lastly, Dr. Raggio is one of only a few Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the entire Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, and has obtained rare Dual board certification in both Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best Fat Grafting care and service with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.


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Schedule your Fat Grafting consultation

Ready to embark on your journey to rejuvenation and rediscovery? If so, then Fat Grafting may be for you. Don’t hesitate to take the first step towards a more confident you! Schedule your consultation with Dr. Blake Raggio at Raggio Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham today. 

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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