Fat Transfer For Facial Rejuvenation
Fat transfer is among the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments and is considered one of the safest and long lasting ways to reduce the appearance of facial aging.
Fat transfer or fat injections offers a natural approach to improve the appearance of:
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Fat transfer is a two-step facial rejuvenation treatment. The first step is to remove the fat from the donor site, usually from the hips, thighs, buttocks or abdomen. The donor site is desensitized using local anesthetic; then a small cannula is used to remove the fat. Once removed, the fat is processed to eliminate excess fluids and then injected into select areas.
Fat transfer eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction, making it an ideal facial rejuvenation treatment for people with sensitivities.
In many cases, the fat harvested for fat injections is collected during other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as:
When the fat removal for fat transfer is combined with a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, a larger quantity of fat can be collected and stored for future fat injections.
Does the fat have to be removed for every fat transfer treatment?
No. Usually enough fat will be removed during the initial fat transfer treatment so that the injection process may be repeated until the desired effect is achieved. The excess fat is stored and frozen for follow-up fat injection treatments.
How often does the fat injection treatment need to be repeated?
After the first fat injection treatment, the body may absorb up to 65 percent of the fat within the first few months. The remaining fat will typically stay in place for many years. To achieve optimal results, the fat injection process may be repeated after two to three months until the desired correction is achieved. A maintenance fat injections may be desired every year or so.
What are the alternative treatments for Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is the most natural injectable filler as the fat is harvested from the individual's own body. Fat injections offer some of the most lasting results once the fat injection treatments have been completed. There are a number of temporary alternative injectable cosmetic fillers are available The Skin Center Medical Spa and most can be performed in a single office visit, such as:
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