Also known as fat grafting or fat transfer.
Fat Injection lipolysis chemically reduces the number of fat cells around the injection site. The chemical, called deoxycholic acid, results in fat cell disruption and death. Currently, it is FDA-approved for treatment of the area underneath the chin to eliminate what is known as a “double chin.” and fat around any chosen area. It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can assess your individual situation, discuss the potential risks and benefits, and guide you through the fat injection process.
Benefits of Fat Injections:
Am I a good candidate for fat injections?
Fat injections are generally suitable for individuals who desire volume enhancement or rejuvenation in specific areas and have sufficient fat deposits for harvesting. A consultation with a plastic surgeon can determine if you are a good candidate based on your individual needs and medical history.
How long do fat injections last?
The longevity of fat injections can vary. While some of the transferred fat may permanently integrate with the surrounding tissues, not all of it survives long-term. The surviving fat cells can provide long-lasting results, but individual factors and the specific area treated can affect how much fat is retained over time.
Is fat injection a painful procedure?
The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the treatment and patient preference. During the injection itself, patients may feel some pressure or discomfort, but it is generally well-tolerated. After the procedure, there may be some soreness, swelling, or bruising, which can be managed with prescribed medications.
Can I combine fat injections with other procedures?
Fat injections can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve comprehensive results. For example, they are often used in conjunction with facelifts or breast augmentation surgeries. Your plastic surgeon can provide guidance on the suitability of combining procedures based on your specific goals.