Aging, gravity, and genetics often attribute to volume-loss in the facial area, Dr. Margo Weishar utilizes natural fat grafts to revitalize dull features. Fat injection, also referred to as microlipoinjection adds volume and contour to areas of the face, neck, and hands. The popular treatment fills in hollows around the nose, rejuvenates marionette lines, and enhances volume so that youth is restored. Depending on the extent of volume-loss and area of focus, patients may benefit from one or several microlipoinjection sessions.
Facial fat transfers improve the facial structure and enhance the appearance of tired, saggy skin. We can safely add fat to correct common signs of aging such as:
Dermal fillers and fat injection provide similar benefits, but there is one major difference that should be considered before deciding on a treatment option. Patients who undergo fat transfer (autologous fat injection) have a lower chance of side effects and allergic reactions because microlipoinjection re-introduces a natural substance into the body.
While dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm feature natural hyaluronic acid, they dissolve quickly over just a few months, requiring multiple treatments for long-lasting results. Fat injection offers plumper features for up to 2 years following treatment. Fat transfers can be combined with other treatments and transform your face with little recovery time.
After fat graft surgery patients may experience bruising, irritation, and swelling at the injection area. This discomfort is normal and will subside within a few days. For optimal comfort, we recommend patients take Tylenol to offset symptoms. If you experience complications such as dizziness, fever, or chest pain following your fat injections, call us immediately.
Following a fat transfer procedure, we recommend patients follow these guidelines for optimal recovery.
Following a fat transfer procedure, we recommend patients follow these guidelines to ensure the best results:
Microlipoinjection features many benefits. In addition to being a viable alternative to a face-lift, the procedure subtly corrects volume-loss related to aging. Since natural material is used, side effects tend to be minimal and rare and last longer than other injectables. Facial sculpting is also an option to fill out deep hollows, acne scarring, and pitted skin. Unlike other treatments, fat transfers can be administered in large volumes to assess greater skin damage.
As with any procedure, there is a slight chance of redness and swelling which subsides within a few days of the procedure. Other possible complications include irregularly contoured features, skin necrosis, and uneven results from liposuction. This is why your procedure should only be performed by a professional and passionate skin-care expert such as Margo Weishar, MD.
With double board certifications and a special passion for aesthetic medicine, Dr. Weishar is delighted to help patients regain a youthful appearance. A top aesthetic dermatologist in Montgomery and Bucks County, Dr. Weishar offers the latest and most effective treatments – such as fat transfer – to her patients. Please schedule a consultation with us today to discover how fat injections can help transform your appearance.