If you’ve ever noticed that some of your facial features could use a bit more volume or enhancing, come to Nuance Cosmetic Surgery and ask about our safe, effective fat injection procedure.
Contact us at our Folsom location today to set up a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Sumida, who will discuss your cosmetic concerns with you and create a customized surgical plan that will help you achieve a look that is not only natural but also fits your face correctly.
How Do Fat Injections Work?
Fat injections can be used for a variety of cosmetic purposes, such as:
- Thin lips
- Frown and smile lines
- Deformities due to trauma or surgery
- Skin depressions
An in-office procedure done under local anesthesia, a fat injection involves fat from one area of the body where it is more abundant, such as the hips, abdomen, or buttock areas, being transferred into another. This adds volume and fullness to the treated area. A fat transfer can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other rejuvenation procedures depending on your cosmetic needs.
Fat injections are not only safe and performed with minimal discomfort, but they also provide a variety of benefits for the patient:
- This procedure uses your own natural body fat rather than chemicals or gels to add volume to your skin
- As this is your body’s own tissue, there are no allergic risks involved
- You can go back to your normal daily schedule with no downtime necessary
- Facial lines are smoothed out and crevices are filled, leaving younger, rejuvenated skin
- Fat injections can enhance the lips, cheeks, the area underneath the eyes, and even the breast and buttock areas as well.
Patients who are allergic to other facial rejuvenators such as Botox often make good candidates for fat injection, although this will be discussed in your consultation with Dr. Sumida.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As fat injections are your own body tissue, the risk of complications are minimal. Reported mild side effects include:
Every individual recovers differently, but typically these side effects go away within 3 weeks. Prior to surgery, Dr. Sumida will inform you of all possible risks and side effects as well as any aftercare of your incision sites to reduce the risks of infection and complications.
The results of the fat injection procedure are long-lasting; however, maintaining the results requires proper skin care and lifestyle choices. The effects of the natural aging process and gravity may also affect the treated areas over time.
If you’re ready to make increase your self-esteem and address your facial cosmetic concerns using the natural resources from your own body, contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today.