Fat Grafts vs. Implants

In Naples, patients may choose between separate procedures for cosmetic goals. Two surgical techniques, fat grafting and implantation, offer distinct results. In revision, augmentation, and shutterstock_151841204reconstructive surgery, the two differ in the following ways:


As opposed to implants, fat grafts use existing fat deposits to shape and contour. Two incisions are created to secure these deposits. An incision on the thigh, stomach, or abdomen is made to remove fat tissue. Secondary incisions are created near the chest for fat tissue placement.


Implant placement depends on physician preference. Cosmetic surgeons place them behind the pectoral muscle or in front of the pectoral muscle. During a fat grafting procedure, tissue placement varies greatly. Surgeons place fat in volume deficient areas or in other locations.


Both fat grafting and implantation carry some risk. An implant procedure may require later revisions. Implants can break, leak, or move. Fat grafts can also require revisions, although, depending on individual body response. In some cases, the body absorbs placed tissue; volume decreases with time.

The Results

While effective fat graft procedures create a more natural appearance, implants offer more noticeable results. (Results can also vary according to implant size, the amount of fat tissue placed, and the current shape and size of natural contours).
In Naples, patients can opt for either procedure – fat grafting or implants. For more information about either procedure, Prysi Cosmetic Surgery offers assistance. Patients can call the office or visit the website for more about fat grafts vs. implants.