Fat transfer injections are one of the latest advances in injectable dermal fillers that use your own fat to eliminate lines, wrinkles, creases, folds, and other visible symptoms of aging to give you a smooth, younger-looking appearance. Dr. Jennifer Emmett, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, offers this state-of-the-art procedure at her Lone Tree practice for patients in Centennial and the surrounding Denver area.
Fat transfer injection, also known as microlipoinjection, is a procedure in which your own fat is harvested from certain areas of your body and injected into other areas to enhance fullness and volume. The fatty tissue may be used to enhance facial contours, fill in cheeks, add fullness and volume to the lips, and smooth out lines and wrinkles. Fat transfers may also be used to enhance contours in the body, adding volume and fullness to such areas as breasts, thighs, and buttocks.
The demand for fat transfer injections is rapidly increasing among cosmetic surgery patients because this procedure provides the following benefits:
Fat transfer injections are an excellent choice for those who seek to reverse the symptoms of aging and sun damage without resorting to plastic surgery, or in some cases, in combination with plastic surgery. Dr. Emmett and her team may also recommend this procedure for younger patients to enhance facial or body contours and diminish imperfections in the face or create a more streamlined silhouette in the body. You should be in good overall health in order to get fat transfer injections.
Fat transfer injection requires three steps, and Dr. Emmett and her team of specialists may provide a pain reliever or local anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
Step 1: Liposuction is used to harvest fat from a particular area of the body. The most common sites for fat harvest are the belly, buttocks, and thighs. In most cases, the fat is harvested from a location where the patient has been stubbornly attempting to reduce fatty deposits, providing a double benefit, as liposuction also improves the contours of those areas.
Step 2: The harvested tissue is then processed to isolate fat cells.
Step 3: The fat cells are injected into the treatment areas using a small fine-gauge needle. Dr. Emmett and her team carefully and precisely determine the exact injection sites where the fat transfer will best enhance the contours, firmness and skin volume of the area.
Results will be visible immediately following the procedure, however, approximately 50% of patients may require a follow-up treatment because the body may absorb the transplanted fat cells.
The cost of fat transfer injections varies from patient to patient. Fat transfer injections are often considered elective cosmetic procedures, so your insurance may not cover the procedure. Emmett Plastic Surgery provides a variety of financing methods including CareCredit®, Key Bank, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts cash, checks, and credit cards as payment.
Residents of Centennial and the Greater Denver area who opt for the safe and natural procedure of fat transfer injections to enhance volume and contour in the face or body are seeing fabulous results from the work performed by the team of specialists at Emmett Plastic Surgery. To learn more about fat transfer injections and whether this treatment is right for you, contact our office today for a complimentary consultation.