You’ve tried to enhance your face through the use of cosmetics. You can do magic with a makeup brush, but you can’t add fullness that isn’t there. You can’t erase signs of aging. The best you can do is try to cover them up. You can’t eliminate scars or blemishes caused by acne. Cosmetics are only a temporary fix. If you are looking for a permanent change, you will need to consider your options with a plastic surgeon. Before you leap to a face lift or dermal fillers, consider a fat injection with PRP to transform your face.
Understanding Fat Injections
Fat injections, also referred to as a fat transfer or fat grafting, are becoming a go-to choice for more men and women around the world. When you choose this option, our plastic surgeon will use fat that has been removed from your body in order to transfer it to your face. This type of procedure is often used for Brazilian butt lifts and breast enhancement as well to add more volume. Our surgeon chooses an area where you have excess fat. It could be taken from your buttocks, your thighs, or your abdomen. Liposuction makes it possible to harvest the fat by inserting a surgical tube in an incision so small it won’t even leave a scar. The fat has to be purified before it can finally be used in a fat transfer procedure. At that point, it is injected in the targeted area to create more volume.
How Can a Fat Injection Enhance Your Face?
Our plastic surgeon can assess areas of concern on your face and determine where you could benefit from fat injections. Fat injections offer a versatile way to help you to look your best. Our surgeon may only use a fat injection in one area or several. Consider the following that areas are often treated with fat injections. Combining fat with PRP allows your results to be enhanced. PRP is a minimally-invasive procedure that only requires a simple blood draw from you.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
You can’t escape wrinkles. They’re going to creep up on you at some point even if you take really good care of your skin. It comes with getting older. Our plastic surgeon can inject fat in areas where you have lines or wrinkles in order to smooth them out. Adding volume will live the skin and give you a chance to look more youthful again.
You may have hollows in your face. One of the most common areas is beneath the eyes. Your cheeks may look like they are sucked in. This could be due to the fact that have experienced weight loss, you may have always had a very thin face or your cheeks may have lost volume with aging. Our plastic surgeon can add fullness where you need it most to give you plumper cheeks or to restore your face to the way it used to look.
Scars and Blemishes
Whether you have scars on your face or you have blemishes caused by acne, our plastic surgeon can use fat injections to lift areas of the skin, eliminating pits or sunken areas. The end result can be a more even skin tone. You may still need to use cosmetics to make these areas blend in, but you’ll find that the surface of your skin is smoother.
If you feel like your lips need some help, fat injections are a popular way to give you more volume. This gives you another option if you aren’t interested in having lip implants. Our surgeon can inject fat where you need it most. Focus on only the top if you are happy with the bottom. If one side looks fuller than the other, our surgeon will target the spot where you need fat injections the most.
A non-surgical nose job could be right for you. If you are looking for minor changes, our plastic surgeon may be able to use fat injections to get positive results. Consider fat injections if more volume would make a difference for you. You could make a bump look less pronounced or fill in curves. If the bridge of your nose isn’t steep enough, a few fat injections could do the trick.
Why Do People Like Fat Injections?
Fat injections give you a natural way to change your facial features or other parts of your body. If you don’t like the idea of putting something in your body that wasn’t there in the first place, this could be the answer for you. The results last. Some of the fat will be absorbed by your body after your transfer procedure, but the majority of it will be there to stay. Our surgeon is likely to inject extra fat in the area being treated in order to make up for any fat that is lost during the procedure. At first, you may see more fullness than you expected as the fat grafts with the existing fat in the location where you are receiving an injection. As swelling goes down, you should see the desired effect. It will feel and look authentic because it is.
You’ll Have a Fast Recovery from Fat Injections
When you choose fat injections, you can expect any swelling to go down in about a week following your procedure. Your site for liposuction will heal up in about a week as well. Our plastic surgeon will use a local anesthetic before making incisions or performing injections to ensure you feel comfortable. The injections only take a short period of time as well. It all depends on how many injections you are going to have. The longest part of the procedure is having liposuction and waiting while your fat is being purified.
Why Choose Fat Injections Over Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can give you results that are similar to fat injections. The problem is they don’t last. You can get three to six months out of your dermal fillers. You’ll need to plan on coming back in for more fillers to maintain your results. You may not want to go through injections of dermal fillers every six months. A fat transfer is here to stay.
Spare Yourself a More Involved Surgical Procedure
Facial implants and a face lift can give you results that are similar to a fat transfer. However, you will need to go through a longer procedure. Your recovery will be more involved as well. You can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort. If you can get the same results from a few injections of fat, you are choosing an easier path.
Are Fat Injections Right for You?
In order to be a good candidate for a fat transfer, you need to be healthy. If you have any underlying medical concerns, you should share them with our plastic surgeon. In some cases, they may put you at risk of experiencing complications during your procedure. You will need to have a good source of fat for injections. If you are into extreme fitness routines, you might not have enough fat for harvesting. The same may hold true if you are extremely slender. In that case, dermal fillers could be a better option for you. If you are a smoker, you need to be prepared to stop before you have any type of surgery. Our plastic surgeon may recommend that you hold off on smoking for at least two weeks prior to your procedure. If you don’t stop smoking, you could endanger your health during surgery. It can also lead to a longer recovery period. If looking better is worth it to you, it will be worth taking a break. This could be the motivation you need to never pick up a cigarette again.
Would Other Procedures Give You Better Results?
Our plastic surgeon will discuss all your options with you. In some cases, implants may be advised if you are dealing with a receding chin or you want cheekbones that are much more pronounced. If your skin is drooping significantly, a face lift may be the best way to tighten up your facial features. Nose jobs that use fillers only work for minor issues. If you’re looking for a major change, you’ll need to consider surgical rhinoplasty. If you are looking for more subtle results that don’t look overdone, fat injections are more likely to be the best for you.
Fat Injections Can Give Your Self-Esteem a Boost
If fat injections are right for you, they can help you to feel better about yourself. You can soften the marks of the years or damage from the sun. You can give yourself the fullness in your facial features that you have always wanted. Fat injections can help you to look the way you looked before changes in weight or time changed you. You’ll also reap the added benefit of getting rid of fat you don’t want. Trim it away from your abdomen or your thighs. Our plastic surgeon will make sure it is put to good use when your face is enhanced.
How Can You Get Started with Fat Injections?
To find out if fat injections are going to work for you, you need to see our plastic surgeon at Colen MD Plastic Surgery. We are conveniently located in both Manhattan, NY and Hackensack, NJ. As you point out areas you would like to improve, our surgeon will be able to point you toward the procedure that will give you the best results. If fat injections can help you and you have the fat you need, our surgeon can set you up for your procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!