Fat transfer and injections offers an alternative to dermal fillers to restore volume and correct facial lines and wrinkles.
In Birmingham, Mountain Brook and the surrounding communities, men and women seek treatment with fat transfer and injections by board-certified plastic surgeon Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Core Plastic Surgery.
- 1 What is Fat Transfer and Injections?
- 2 Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections
- 3 Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injections?
- 4 How Do I Prepare for My Fat Transfer and Injections?
- 5 What is Involved in My Fat Transfer and Injections?
- 6 What to Expect After Fat Transfer and Injections
- 7 When Will I See the Results from Fat Transfer and Injections?
- 8 How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injections Cost in Birmingham?
What is Fat Transfer and Injections?
An alternative to dermal fillers with prescription fillers is to use fat transfer and injection. This type of treatment uses your own fat harvested from areas of the body then injected into targeted wrinkles and fine lines as well as creases and folds.
Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections
Some of the benefits of fat transfer and injections include:
- Little risk of adverse reaction
- Long-lasting results
- Recontours areas where fat is taken
- In-office procedure
- Safe and effective
Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injections?
Candidates for fat transfer and injections want to fill in or smooth wrinkles, lines and even scars using their own fat rather than other dermal fillers. It is necessary that they have areas of the body with excess fat to be able to use their own bodily substances.
How Do I Prepare for My Fat Transfer and Injections?
There is more preparation with a fat transfer that mainly deals with the liposuction to harvest fat. We provide you with detailed instructions to prepare for the fat harvesting to ensure a successful treatment.
What is Involved in My Fat Transfer and Injections?
The first step in your fat transfer and injections treatment involves harvesting the fat via liposuction. Once the fat is taken, it is prepared for the treatment and injected into the targeted areas to add volume and fill in lines, wrinkles, and scars.
Fat transfer and injections also involves reshaping the area from where the fat is taken to give it a smoother contour.
You can expect to wear a compression garment around the harvesting area (thighs, abdomen, etc.) for a week or so to support the area during the healing process. The whole procedure may take two to three hours to complete and is done under local anesthesia with a sedative to make you comfortable.
What to Expect After Fat Transfer and Injections
Because the treatment includes liposuction, it is recommended you rest for a few days to let that area of the body heal. You may be advised to avoid any strenuous activities including heavy lifting for a few weeks. Additionally, you should avoid any excessive stress on the area where the fat is injected for a few weeks as the blood vessels need time to grow into the injected fat.
When Will I See the Results from Fat Transfer and Injections?
Some results are noticeable immediately following fat transfer and injection; however, it takes several weeks for the full effects to be visible. Because some of the fat is automatically reabsorbed by the body, you may require additional treatments to achieve your desired results. As for the area where the fat is harvested, you can see the results from that as the swelling and bruising subsides – usually within a few weeks.
How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injections Cost in Birmingham?
Fat transfer and injections vary with cost as it depends on the area from where the fat is harvested, how much fat is taken and how many injections are required to achieve your desired results. As with all our procedures, we review the costs during your consultation along with payment and financing options through CareCredit®.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!