Fat Transfer and Injections
in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ
What is the Fat Transfer and Injection Treatment?
The fat transfer and injections procedure, also called facial fat grafting, involves transplanting live fat cells from one area of your body and transplanting them to your face. The transplanted cells continue to live after they are transplanted and maintain their volume. Using careful techniques, the fat cells can be transplanted to nearly every area of the face, restoring its youthful appearance.
Fat grafting is often offered at the same time a person undergoes a facelift.
At your appointment, Dr. Buinewicz will discuss facial fat grafting as a standalone surgery or companion surgery to your facelift.
What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections?
Patients who have undergone facial fat grafting report having smoother skin. They also report having a more natural-looking profile. Here are a few of the other benefits of undergoing facial fat grafting.
- Improvement in the volume of the skin and the face.
- An increase in self-esteem and self-confidence.
Preparations for the Fat Transfer and Injections
Other than patients needing to be in good health, there is nothing that needs to be done in preparation for this procedure. The procedure is performed using a local anesthetic and can take one to two hours to complete. Dr. Buinewicz will mark the fat extraction sites and the areas where it will be injected. Using a fine-gauge needle, he then injects the extracted fat into the parts of the face where there is volume loss.
Where is the Fat Taken From?
The fat used for fat grafting can come from most places on the body, including the abdomen, hips, flank area and thighs. The fat is removed through a tiny incision, roughly the size of a pen tip that is made in an inconspicuous place.
Fat Transfer and Injection Recovery
There is very little risk for adverse reactions since you are using fat from your own body. The injection sites may be tender following the procedure, and any bruising and tenderness should diminish within a few days. You should refrain from touching for face immediately following your treatment.
Is Facial Fat Grafting Right for Me?
Candidates for facial fat grafting are people who have experienced a loss of volume or have sagging skin. The ideal candidate is also the person whose face is starting to show early signs of aging or who seeks to improve their appearance by combining this procedure with a brow lift or facelift. The ideal patient should also be in good health. Dr. Buinewicz will examine you to determine if this is the right procedure for you.
What Should You Expect During Your Fat Transfer and Injection Consultation?
Facial fat grafting is one type of surgical treatment that aims to restore the volume and contour to the face. Dr. Buinewicz understands that you may have a lot of questions about the procedure. He will discuss what will happen during the procedure. He will also listen to your concern and answer any of your questions. At this meeting, you will receive all of the necessary pre- and post-operative care instructions. Dr. Buinewicz will also inform you of the costs of the procedure.
If you live in Bucks County, PA, Hunterdon, NJ or the surrounding areas, and have experienced a loss of volume in your face, fat transfer and injections may be a solution. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery has two locations in Flemington, NJ, and Doylestown, PA. Please contact us at either one of our offices to schedule a consultation. Dr. Buinewicz will be happy to answer any questions.