Wednesday, October 19, If I am already performing a surgical case of a face or neck lift, I always add volume to the face prior to elevating the tissue; this is when I choose fat, because of the ease of harvest and injection under anesthesia. These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. We use Retylane for a short term months or Perlane for a longer month result. You could use several vials of injectable synthetic fillers, but often large quantities are needed, and I believe they resorb faster than your own fat. Thank you for your question.
Fat Transfer (Microlipoinjection)
Your surgeon will provide thorough preoperative instructions, answer any questions you may have, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for this procedure. Your own fat may be used to alter your body contour, revise scars, fill depressions created by liposuction or cancer surgery and rejuvenate your hands and face. A lot depends on factors including how the fat was removed, how it was concentrated and treated, how much was injected, where it was injected, how still you kept the treatment area in the time right after treatment, and your metabolism and how well your body heals itself. Two popular options, fat transfer to the face and facial fillers, are a great way to restore youth to the face. A fat transfer can fill in the hollow areas and restore pleasing contours to the face. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
Facial Fat Transfer - Autologous Fat Injections, Microlipoinjection
After the fat cells are suctioned, they are processed and purified by the doctor. To learn more about what will give you optimal facial rejuvenation results, please book a consultation with Dr. Generally, because of the in-depth nature of the consultation, there is a cost associated with the initial visit, which is sometimes deducted from the price of the procedure. Check out our Anesthesia Page. You can ask your surgeon about filing for insurance.
Fat Transfer vs. Dermal Fillers
Description: To learn more about what will give you optimal facial rejuvenation results, please book a consultation with Dr. No two patients are exactly alike or have the same treatment needs. Your face may feel tight and quite tender as the anesthesia wears off and your donor site may be sore as well. If you would like more information on consultations or a list of questions to ask your surgeon, please visit our Consultation Page. This is usually an out-of-pocket expense.