COSMETIC | PLASTIC SURGERY
As we age, our faces become smaller. Our skin and bone remain the same size, but our cheek’s, chin, jaw, forehead, etc. decrease in size. Our fat, muscle and connective tissues waste away, leaving behind too much skin, wrinkles, and folds. Instead of tightening and shortening your skin i.e. facelift, plastic surgeons use fat transfer techniques to fill in those wrinkles, folds, and lips restoring the fullness of youth naturally.
Facial wrinkles and creases are a normal part of the aging process; a part that many of us would like to avoid. Autologous fat transfer, also known as the micro-lipo injection, fat transplantation, LipoStructure or Structural Fat Grafting™ is a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments. This procedure is the re-injection of your fat back into an area or depression of the skin. This can be used in facial areas, buttocks or correct another surgeon’s liposuction defects. Fat transfer is a safe, natural, non-allergenic technique.
The Fat Transfer Procedure
Your plastic surgeon can best evaluate your skin’s condition, defects, and your desires. A complete consultation with a recommended treatment plan will be designed for you specifically. Fat transfer is performed in our Institute and is an outpatient procedure. The treatment site and the site where fat is removed are both anesthetized with a local anesthetic. A small needle attached to a syringe is used to remove fat from the donor site, usually your abdomen, buttocks, or thighs.
The fat is processed to remove excess fluids and then re-injected using another needle. The fat is placed just under your skin, beneath the wrinkle or deeper into the tissue.
Benefits of Fat Transfer
- Minimal pain or discomfort
- Short recovery time
- Minimal risk
- Treats all skin types
- Suitable for longer lasting results
- Cost effective when combined with another procedure
- No chance of an allergic reaction
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