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Smoothing out the wrinkles...

Facial wrinkles and creases are part of the aging process. They begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning and smiling.

Injectable fillers and fat cells taken from your own body are the two most frequently used methods for filling facial wrinkles and frown lines.

 

Since fat transfer uses your own fat cells, you can never have an allergic reaction, because it's from your own body.  

 

While injectable fillers can smooth out wrinkles, they aren't for everyone. Some patients are allergic to bovine collagen or may develop an allergic reaction over time. If you are considering filler injections to correct the early signs of aging, you may need to have a simple skin test prior to your treatment.

At Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center, our Plastic Surgeons perform fat transfer, also called autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipo injection, for patients in the Orlando region to plump up facial features with a patient's own fat. It is a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments. Fat transfer to the face is a safe, natural, non-allergenic procedure designed to re-contour your face and can provide definition to your cheeks and chin. It can also be used to correct facial deformities. Since fat transfer uses your own fat cells, you can never have an allergic reaction, because it's from your own body.

With fat transfer it is possible to have fat liposuctioned from your thighs and then transferred to any area of your body. Re-injected fat lasts longer in larger areas of non-movement, so it is very successful for the correction of sunken cheeks because this area does not move as often. Fat transfer can also correct atrophic aging of the hands and post-surgical and post-traumatic defects.

 

How is the Procedure Done?

Fat transfer is performed at Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center on an outpatient basis. Both the area from which the fat is taken and the treatment site are anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Using a small needle attached to a syringe, fat is removed from a donor site where your fat is most tightly packed, such as your abdomen or your buttocks.

Once removed, your fat is processed to remove excess fluids and then re-injected using another needle, which is placed just under your skin beneath the wrinkle. This process may be repeated until the desired correction has been achieved.

Harvesting the fat cells for reinjection is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck or cosmetic breast surgery. When fat is harvested during another procedure, it is often possible for your surgeon to harvest a larger amount of fat, then freeze and store your fat for future injections when they become necessary.

 

 

What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer?

  • Fat transferred to the face can last as long as three years
  • Fat transfer can be very cost effective when combined with another procedure
  • There's no chance of an allergic reaction

 

What can I Expect after my Fat Transfer?

After receiving a fat transfer at Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center, patients are up and around immediately. Any discomfort following the procedure can be controlled with medication. Some swelling at the treatment site may last up to thirty-six hours. There may be some bruising, which can be covered with make-up. Your initial injection should last up to six months. For results that will last years, patients usually receive three to four treatments over a six month period.

 

 

Find out if you could benefit from Fat Transfer.

 

 

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Schedule your consultation with
Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center today...

 

 

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...and begin your Personal Journey
to the New You!