A fat transfer is a unique injectable treatment that uses your body fat instead of artificial fillers to enhance facial volume. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers this treatment to men and women living in San Antonio, Kerrville, Houston, and the neighboring communities of Texas.
What is Fat Transfer Injection?
Fat transfer injection, also referred to as fat grafting, is a facial rejuvenation technique that uses your own unwanted body fat to enhance facial volume. The treatment uses liposuction to collect unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the legs, hips or abdomen. After a purification process, the fat can be injected into the face to reduce lines and wrinkles and produce a more youthful appearance. Since the treatment uses only your own body fat, results are completely natural and there is no risk of allergic reaction.
How Much Does Fat Transfer Injection Cost?
The cost of a fat transfer injection treatment can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
What is the Fat Transfer Injection Treatment Like?
The fat transfer injection treatment begins with liposuction, which is performed using local anesthesia. The use of liposuction enables patients to remove excess or stubborn fat from the body, enhancing their figure while also collecting fat for their facial rejuvenation treatment. After the fat is collected, it will be purified to prepare it for injection. Then, it will be injected into the desired areas of the face much like any other dermal filler or injectable treatment. You may feel a pinch during the injection process, but it is tolerable. Once the injections are finished, your treatment will be complete.
Is There Any Downtime After a Fat Transfer Injection?
The downtime after your fat transfer injection treatment will depend on both the area where liposuction was performed and the areas of the face that were treated. Patients can expect minor swelling, bruising, and sensitivity in the treatment areas that can last for a few days. Patients may also need to take a few days off of work and other activities to both recover and let the fat settle.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Fat Transfer Injection?
The results from your fat transfer injection treatment will be visible instantly. However, it is important to note that not all of the fat that is injected will survive. For this reason, we often inject a little extra fat into the treatment areas, which may create results that look a little exaggerated for a few days. After any swelling fades and the new fat settles, you will be able to notice the final results from treatment. The injected fat will not be broken down by the body, unlike traditional dermal filler treatments. As such, the results from a fat transfer and injection can be especially long-lasting, but you may still notice gradual changes over the years due to the natural aging process.
To determine if a fat transfer injection is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Layton. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers this and other cosmetic treatments to patients living in San Antonio, Sugar Land and Houston, TX.