Fat transfer and injections use body fat to enhance facial volume, producing incredibly natural results. At Newport Plastic Surgery, we offer this and other injectable treatments with Dr. Go, a highly trained surgeon in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and the nearby cities of California.
What Are Fat Transfer and Injections?
A fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is a technique that can be used to add natural volume to the face, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The treatment involves collecting unwanted fat from one area of the body and using it to enhance facial volume. Since the treatment uses only your natural body fat, there is a minimal risk of allergic reaction, which may be a concern when using dermal filler products. Fat transfer and injections can be used to address a range of facial wrinkles, and can also be used to rejuvenate the hands.
How Much Do Fat Transfer and Injections Cost?
The cost of fat transfer and injections can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
How Are Fat Transfer and Injections used for Hand Rejuvenation?
As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and a board-certified hand surgeon, Dr. Go is masterful in administering fat transfer and injection treatments to rejuvenate the hands. With fat transfer and injection treatments, patients can restore lost volume and minimize the visibility of veins and tendons to achieve smooth, natural results.
How Are Fat Transfer and Injections Administered?
The first step of a fat transfer and injection procedure is collecting unwanted fat, which is done via liposuction. Fat can be taken from many areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, or thighs. Once collected, the fat is isolated and purified so that it can be safely placed back into the body. The fat is then delivered into the face or hands through a number of injections. After the injections are performed, the treatment is complete.
What is Recovery Like Following Fat Transfer and Injections?
After a fat transfer, your recovery will involve the face as well as the area where fat was collected from. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within a week, but it can take about two weeks for the newly injected fat to settle. During this time, it is important to take special care not to apply pressure directly to the treatment area.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Fat Transfer and Injections?
The results from your fat transfer and injection will be visible immediately. However, it is important to note that not all of the fat injected into the body will survive. For this reason, we often inject extra fat into the treatment area to ensure that the desired results will remain after the fat settles. In some cases, additional treatments may be required. However, the results from fat transfer and injections can last much longer than dermal filler treatments. Unlike synthetic formulas, the injected fat will be broken down at a much slower rate. Still, you may notice gradual changes over the years due to the natural aging process.
To learn more about the fat transfer and injection process, contact us today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Newport Plastic Surgery or help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go, a triple board-certified surgeon in Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and the surrounding areas of California.