Did you know that your own fat can help you look younger and more attractive? Fat transfer and injections is preferred by men and women who do not want to use dermal fillers and injectables for their anti-aging treatments. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers fat transfer and injections for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Smyrna, Midtown, and Gainesville.
What is Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections is one of the most common ways to enhance your facial contours and reduce lines and wrinkles. By using your own fat instead of a dermal filler, you are less likely to have an allergic reaction while still being able to achieve incredible, long-lasting results. The fat is taken from an area of your body where you have some extra deposits. We then purify the fat and precisely inject it into the treatment area.
Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections
Dr. Brothers prefers fat transfer and injections when patients have deeper lines and wrinkles that require a greater volume of material. The fat is slowly absorbed by your body, so you do not have to worry about having foreign substances in your skin. Like dermal fillers and injectables, fat transfer and injections requires no downtime. The only incisions are located in the area where the fat is harvested.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections are ideal for men and women who want to:
- Reduce scars, wrinkles and sagging skin without surgery or downtime
- Improve the natural contours of their face
- Use their own fat for anti-aging
You will also need to have enough fat in a donor area for the procedure. The fat can be taken from your hips, abdomen or other area. We do advise our patients that the amount of fat that is removed is not enough to make a noticeable improvement in the harvest area. If you are interested in body contouring, liposuction is an option, and we can use some of the fat for your anti-aging treatment.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections are not for everyone, so you should understand how the treatment works as well as the associated risks. A consultation with Dr. Brothers gives you the information you need to decide if fat transfer and injections are the best option or one of our other MedSpa treatments.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections is performed in two steps. The first step is harvesting the fat. Dr. Brothers makes a small incision and uses a cannula to remove the fat. The fat is placed in a centrifuge and processed. In the second step, the purified fat is injected into the deep layers of your skin to add volume and reduce wrinkles.
How Long Does It Take to Administer Fat Transfer and Injections?
The procedure for fat transfer and injections takes an hour or less.
What to Expect After Fat Transfer and Injections
For the first one to two days, you will have some swelling and discomfort in both the area where the fat was harvested and in the treatment area. You may also have some itching. For more extensive treatments, the symptoms may last a week or longer.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Fat Transfer and Injections?
You will not have scars from the injections, but you may have a very small scar where the fat is extracted.
When Will I See Results?
You will see some immediate results, but the final results are not visible until you fully heal. This can take a few weeks or longer. Dr. Brothers will explain your recovery during the consultation appointment.
How Long Will the Results of Fat Transfer and Injections Last?
Your individual metabolism affects how long the results of your fat transfer and injections will last. In most cases, the benefits last about six months.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Fat Transfer and Injections Results
Fat transfer and injections can help with wrinkles and sagging that are caused by lost volume in your face, but the treatment will not help with dynamic wrinkles that are caused by muscle contractions. You may want to consider Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin® for treating dynamic wrinkles.
How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injections Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of fat transfer and injections varies by patient. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Imagine using your own fat to fight lines and wrinkles. Now you can with fat transfer and injections at Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta. We use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer fat transfer and injections, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Smyrna, Midtown, and Gainesville. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!