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Fat Transfers (Injections & Contouring)

Fat injections are cosmetic procedures able to treat loss of volume in the face and restore a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. Fat injection, also known as autologous fat transplantation or microlipoinjection, may be used to fill in hollow areas under the eyes and cheekbones, laugh lines, smile lines, crow's feet, jowl lines, and other facial creases and wrinkles. Fat injections may be used to fill in some types of scarring and to plump the lips. Good candidates for fat injections include men and women who are physically healthy, realistic in their expectations, and looking to improve the appearance of the facial skin. Fat injections can be long lasting, however, results can vary depending on lifestyle behaviors such as smoking and or stressful life events. A large factor in the lifespan of the fat transfer will be how the patients body continues to age.

Fat injection procedures are often performed in a surgeon's office-based facility or Ambulatory Surgery setting and typically take about an hour to complete. Local anesthesia is used on both the donor and recipient sites and, if desired, sedation may be used as well. For the procedure, fat is removed from a donor site, often the abdomen or thighs, using a syringe and a cannula attached to a suction device. The donor fat is then prepared and injected with a cannula into the recipient site.

After the procedure, the treated area may appear puffy and swollen and this can last for several weeks. Bruising and redness can also occur on both the recipient and donor sites. Despite this, patients are typically able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after treatment, though sun exposure will need to be avoided for about two days. There are few possible side effects associated with fat injection, such as redness, swelling, tenderness and infection.

For questions or additional informatiom, patients are welcomed, and encouraged to call to make an appointment for a consultation. 

Click here to view before and after photos of fat injections some times called lipo contouring

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FAT INJECTIONS

 

Description

Procedure

Safety

Duration

Fat injections or liposculpture are performed using the patient's own fat cells (autologous fat) taken from unwanted fat deposits.

The fat is injected into the muscle.
Procedure time: one hour.

Injection related adverse reactions, redness and swelling. Tenderness might occur, other reactions are rare.

The reported duration varies, up to several years.

RESTYLANE

 

Description

Procedure

Safety

Duration

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in the body where it's most important function is to carry and bind water. Restylane is manufactured in a laboratory as non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) that does not contain animal protein and so does not require a skin test prior to treatment. FDA approved.

Restylane is injected under the skin.
Procedure time: less than half an hour.

Injection-related adverse reactions such as swelling, redness and tenderness might occur. Other adverse reactions are very rare.

The result is immediate and can last from 4-9 months, depending on the patient.

RADIESSE

 

Description

Procedure

Safety

Duration

Consists of Calcium Hydroxyl Apatite suspended in gel. Because this is a normal constituent of bone, the likelihood of a reaction is rare.

Not FDA approved for Cosmetic procedures.
FDA approved for medical purposes.

Radiesse is injected deeper than Restylane.
Procedure time: 30-60 minutes.

Injection related adverse reactions, redness and swelling. Tenderness might occur, other reactions are rare.

Results can last one year and sometimes longer depending on the patient.

Click here to see Post-op Care Instructions for Fat Transfer / Lipo Contouring

 

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