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Fat Transfer

Dr. Margo Weishar performs fat transfer treatments at her Montgomery County office to increase volume and enhance facial structures that have been affected by age-related volume loss. Our double board certified dermatologist utilizes fat injections to help patients achieve beautiful contour without lengthy recovery times. With a special focus on cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Margo Weishar has years of experience in fat transfer procedures and is often asked to train other doctors in her techniques. Her signature facial rejuvenation procedures are ideal for those who want a more youthful appearance without going under the knife. To learn more, please make an appointment at our Spring House office, convenient to patients coming from both Bucks County and Montgomery County.

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Fat Injections with Margo Weishar, M.D.

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.

Common Concerns Treated with Fat Transfer

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:

  • Hollow cheeks
  • Depressions beneath the eyes
  • Crows feet
  • Dynamic lines and wrinkles
  • Worry and smile lines

Fat Injections vs. Dermal Fillers

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 reaction 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.

Recovery after Fat Injections

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.

Post-operative Instructions

Following a fat transfer procedure, we recommend patients follow these guidelines for optimal recovery.

Post-Treatment Instructions

Following a fat transfer procedure, we recommend patients follow these guidelines to ensure the best results:

  • Refrain from rubbing the treated area for 2 weeks
  • Wear a special support garment while at home or resting (only needed in some cases)
  • Keep physical activity light for 2 weeks
  • Keep head elevated during sleep for the first week
  • Attend all follow up visits scheduled by our team

Advantages and Disadvantages

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.

Why choose Springhouse Dermatology and Aesthetics for your Fat Transfer?

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.

Written By:
Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County

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