Fat Transfer and Injections
It is possible to take fat from one area of your body and inject it into the face to correct fine lines, wrinkles and creases.Michael Schwartz, M.D., a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, performs fat transfer injections on people in Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA and the surrounding areas to smooth skin and have a more youthful complexion.
What are Fat Transfer Injections?
Our skin thins as we age causing it to be more prone to wrinkles, as well as appear sunken in. Microlipoinjection, more commonly known as fat transfer injection, is a cosmetic procedure where the fat from one area of the body is taken and injected into areas of the face to correct a plethora of skin and facial imperfections. From smoothing facial wrinkles, lines and folds to enhancing the volume and contour of the face or lips, fat transfer injections use a substance from the body making it one of the safest cosmetic procedures performed.
Benefits of Fat Transfer Injections
Patients are increasingly looking at fat transfer injection because it features the following benefits:
- Uses substances from the body
- No chance of an allergic reaction
- Results are natural
- Quick Procedure
Are Fat Transfer Injections Right for Me?
Fat transfer injections are an ideal option for anyone who wants a smoother and younger complexion but is cautious of putting foreign substances in their bodies or is prone to allergic reactions. The primary requirement is that patients must have enough fat deposits on their body to transfer. We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Schwartz to discuss this treatment, as well as other dermal fillers and injectables available. It is important to note that this is not a replacement procedure for liposuction and is performed to enhance facial contour and correct minor skin imperfections.
How Are Fat Transfer Injections Performed?
Typically performed under local or IV sedation anesthesia, fat transfer injections use thin cannulas to take fat from the hips, thighs or lower abdomen. After the fat is harvested, it is transferred and processed in a centrifuge to separate the fat cells so they can be injected into the targeted areas of the face. When performed correctly by an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, the procedure results in a more youthful appearance. Because the body may absorb some of the fat cells, there is the potential for repeat treatments.
Recovery from Fat Transfer Injections
The recovery is minimal with only a recommendation of resting for a day or two before returning to normal activities. The results are immediate and get better with time. A follow up appointment is recommended to determine if further treatments are needed.
How Much Do Fat Transfer Injections Cost?
The cost of fat transfer injections varies from patient to patient. There are several factors that play into the cost, including the extent of the area to be treated, how much fat must be transferred and whether it is combined with other treatments, as it often is. We can discuss the cost, as well as our financing options through Prosper® Healthcare, during a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for fat transfer injections.
What Do I Do Next?
We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz so that he can make an evaluation as to whether fat transfer and injections or another injectable is the best option to achieve your desired look.
Fat transfer and injections is an injectable treatment using the body’s own substances to enhance facial features, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and add contour to the face. Dr. Michael Schwartz, an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon, treats people living in and around Los Angeles and Pasadena, as well as the surrounding areas, with dermal fillers and injectables who want to look and feel younger and healthier.