Autologous fat implant is an option for minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the eyes, mouth, and on the cheeks. It can also be used to enhance the buttocks or breasts. It can be a stand-alone surgical treatment, or it can be combined with other procedures, such as facelift, blepharoplasty, and breast reconstruction. This procedure uses the patient’s own fat to fill out or fill in areas of the face or body. Unlike other injectables, the results of fat implants are generally permanent.
In addition to adding volume lost during the aging process, fat implants can help reduce the signs of scarring and other evidence of injury. Furthermore, fat injections have no risk of causing an allergic reaction since the fat is taken directly from the patient.
Your physician will use a local anesthetic to increase your comfort during the fat removal. To access large amounts of fat, your physician may use a liposuction technique in a fat-rich body area, such as the thighs. In a separate procedure, your physician will inject the cleaned, prepared fat during a procedure that can take only a few minutes, depending on your needs. Discomfort is minimal, and most patients require nothing more than an over-the-counter pain killer.
If you have been thinking about fat transfer, Philadelphia board-certified plastic surgeon Louis Bucky can give you the personal care you are looking for. Contact him today.