Fat Transfer and Injections in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL
If you are looking for a more natural alternative to remove facial lines and wrinkles, but do not want to inject foreign substances into your body, then fat transfer may be the perfect solution for you. If you live in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Wellington, Lake Worth or any surrounding areas of South Florida, schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
What is Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections are a natural way to reduce wrinkles and lines, rejuvenate your appearance and achieve a smoother complexion. Fat transfer is also known as fat grafting because it takes fat from other areas of the body and places it in areas that have lost volume. The fat grafting procedure will generally use liposuction as a tool to remove fat from a donor area and then injections to replace the fat in a more desired area. Fat transfer or fat grafting can be used to fill areas of the face as well as butt lifts and breast augmentation.
Why Choose Fat Transfer and Injections?
Many patients choose to have fat transfer and injections because they offer the opportunity to use the body’s own material to restore volume, create fullness, and smooth facial lines, wrinkles, and folds.
Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injections?
If you are in good health and are looking for a natural way to reduce fat in one area while adding volume and fullness to another, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation. During the consultation, we will answer all of your questions and discuss your desired outcome. It is important to have an adequate amount of excess fat to use for this procedure. We will discuss the necessary fat amount, as well as the recovery process and the cost of your fat transfer and injections. Our state-of-the-art facilities and board certified plastic surgeons will help take your body and confidence to the next step in your life.
Additional FAQs About Fat Transfer and Injections
What are the Potential Risks of Fat Transfer and Injections?
As with any form of surgery, fat grafting surgery is associated with some potential risks. These include, but are not limited to, adverse reaction to anesthesia, changes in sensation, scarring, allergic reactions, and infection.
How are Fat Transfer and Injections Performed?
This procedure is a two-step process. The first step is to remove the fat from a donor area via liposuction. The fat is then cleansed and prepared for injection into the recipient area.
What Type of Aftercare is Required for Fat Transfer and Injections?
Following your fat transfer and injections procedure, you may be required to wear special support garments to help minimize swelling and support healing. You will most likely be able to return to activities within a few days, though it may take a few weeks for the body to fully recover. Pain medication can be used to control discomfort. It is important to follow all patient care instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a quick and safe recovery and see the results that you desire.
When Will I See the Results from Fat Transfer and Injections?
Since the procedure is a two-step process, the results are also seen in two steps. The results of the area that was filled (or the recipient area) will show the outcome immediately. There may be minor swelling to that area, but it will subside in a day or two. The results of the liposuction from the donor area may take slightly longer to realize. Due to the more invasive nature of liposuction, this area will experience a bit more swelling and minor bruising. Results may take two to three weeks to be fully noticeable.
This procedure may not be 100% effective as the transferred fat must survive in the selected area. The success of fat grafting depends on many factors, such as the location of the injection and the blood supply of the area that’s being injected. In general, about 70% percent of the fat injected during any fat transfer procedure will survive, while the rest will be harmlessly and naturally metabolized by the body.
How Much Does it Cost for Fat Transfer and Injections?
The cost of fat transfer and injection is different and depends on your specific goals and treatment plan. During the consultation, your surgeon will review all costs along with payment options, including our financing options through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons feel that informed patients make the best decisions regarding their procedures. We take great pride in ensuring safety and education regarding all our procedures, treatments and services. Contact us today if you live in or around West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Wellington, or Lake Worth. We will make sure to carefully provide individualized treatment plans to make sure that our patients are fully informed about their options and surgical plan.