As part of the natural aging process, facial lines and creases begin to appear as our skin’s collagen production slows. This can also result in the loss of facial volume, which may cause a deflated facial appearance. While there are a number of medical spa treatment options that can address these common signs of aging, fat transfer utilizes the natural fat cells from your body to fill in lines and wrinkles and plump your cheeks and chin.
Contact us online or call our office in Noblesville, Indiana to learn more about our options for aesthetic, reconstructive and nonsurgical treatments. Our team of surgeons has helped thousands of men and women throughout the state of Indiana feel confident in their appearance through fat transfer injections.
About Fat Transfer Injections
Many men and women are unhappy with the inevitable signs of aging and seek solutions to restore the smooth, full and youthful look of their skin. For those who desire a subtle boost of facial volume or wish to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, fat grafting can be an effective treatment option. Because it uses your body’s own fat cells, fat transfer has become a popular alternative to some other cosmetic treatments. Fat transfer injections first involve harvesting the body’s own fat cells and therefore is often done in conjunction with liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation or other body contouring procedures.
You will be able to discuss your specific needs and goals with one of our experienced cosmetic surgeons during your initial consultation. For more progressed lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, a surgical facelift may be a more appropriate option, especially for those men and women looking for a longer-term solution.
Your Fat Transfer Procedure
The fat transfer process involves two primary steps. First, our skilled cosmetic surgeon will anesthetize both the donor site as well as the treatment site. They will then use a small needle attached to a syringe to remove adequate fat cells from another area of your body. This can be your buttocks, abdomen, thighs or another location where there are dense, excess fat cells. Next, that fat is purified and then re-injected into the desired areas of your face, plumping or smoothing as needed to create your desired results.
Your Recovery & Results
The most common side effects following a fat transfer to the face include some mild swelling or bruising near the injection sites, but these symptoms typically subside over the next few days following your procedure. Once any swelling diminishes, you should begin to notice your final results taking shape, revealing your fuller and smoother new look.
One of the many benefits of using fat injections to erase lines and wrinkles and improve the contours of your cheeks and chin is that your results can last as long as 3 years. That said, your initial fat grafting may require some touching up within the first few months to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. The exact amount of fat injections that you might require can vary depending on your unique circumstances, but generally speaking, most people can expect to receive 3 to 4 fat transfer treatments over a 6 month period.
Schedule Your Consultation
To take the first step toward looking and feeling your best with the help of fat transfer injections, contact us online or call our office today.