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Fat Injection

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Fat injections in Rochester can restore attractive volume to a face that has become depleted due to aging, or an area that has always suffered from a lack of volume. Micro fat grafting is used to restore a fullness to key areas, which, in turn, softens the overall appearance of the face.

The procedure can be performed with other surgery, such as a facelift or upper eyelid surgery, where it can add the ‘finishing touch’, or it can be performed alone. The harvest area or where the fat is taken from is usually the stomach or thighs. When used meticulously and specifically in certain depleted parts of the face, fat injections play a critical role to beautiful rejuvenation and provide an immediate and lasting benefit.

Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Injections?

The best candidates for fat injection are healthy men and women who want to restore facial volume using fat from another part of their body rather than facial implants or dermal fillers. It is ideal for patients who want to smooth away facial wrinkles and look more youthful. Patients who want a minimally invasive approach to reducing signs of aging instead of undergoing major surgery can opt for autologous fat injections.

Fat injection is not an option for thin patients who have little or no fat to transfer. You may not be recommended for fat injections if you have coagulation problems, lipid metabolism conditions, or other underlying illnesses. Individuals who have a positive attitude and realistic expectations about the treatment are good candidates.

What Happens During the Consultation?

Dr. Jacobson will assess your overall health, check your weight, and discuss the treatment outcome with you before scheduling a date for your fat injection procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Jacobson will explain the fat injection procedure in detail, including the cost, preparation, and recuperation.

A physical examination of your target and donor areas will be conducted to ascertain your compatibility for the procedure. Your medical history will be reviewed by Dr. Jacobson. You’ll be expected to talk about any current prescription medications or supplements you’re taking. It’s critical that you use the appointment to ask any questions you have about the treatment.

You will be given instructions to prepare for your fat transfer injections. Certain medications may be stopped or adjusted. Smoking and alcohol consumption must be stopped weeks prior to your treatment.

The Procedure

The fat injection process begins with a local anesthetic being applied to the donor region to numb it. Dr. Jacobson will then use a cannula (a thin tube) to extract the appropriate amount of fat.

Next, unnecessary materials will be removed from the extracted fat using a centrifuge; this will ensure that the highest volume of fat survives in its new region, leading to long-lasting results. The healthy fat is then injected into the areas of the face that require volume increase.

The injections will be done with precision to deliver the right amount of fat into the target areas. The injections are done repeatedly following a grid pattern to achieve the best results. The whole process can take an hour or more, depending on the number of target areas.

The Recovery Process

The recovery time for facial fat injection treatment varies from patient to patient. It will be necessary to take time off from work and other social engagements. Swelling and bruising will be present in the donor and injection areas for a time. The swelling will gradually reduce before the final results are seen.

It is normal for the treated areas to appear overfilled at first; this is done to compensate for some of the fat being absorbed by the body. Avoid applying pressure on the treated regions. To alleviate discomfort, you may apply ice on the area.

You may be able to get back to work after a few days. Normal activities can be performed approximately two weeks after your fat injection treatment.

How Much Do Fat Injections Cost?

The overall cost of fat injection treatment is determined by a variety of criteria, including the volume of fat to be transplanted. Anesthesia, facility fees, post-surgery garments, prescriptions, and the surgeon’s fee will all be included in the total price.

Contact Us Today

To discover more about the advantages of fat injection in Rochester, schedule a consultation now. During your appointment, we will discuss your aesthetic goals, and Dr. Steven R. Jacobson will devise an appropriate treatment plan for you.

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