Many people spend all of their time trying to eliminate body fat in an effort to remain healthy and youthful. What many people don’t know, however, is that unwanted body fat can be used to enhance facial volume and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This technique, known as fat transfer and injection, is similar to dermal filler and injectable treatments but uses only your own body fat. At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we call this Contoura.
How Do Fat Transfer and Injections Work?
The first step in a fat transfer procedure is harvesting unwanted fat from the body. Patients typically choose to remove fat from their abdomen, hips or thighs. Once the fat is collected, it is purified to prepare it for injection. Then, it is injected into the desired areas of the face. When injected into the face, patients can enjoy an increase in facial volume that diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Why Would I Choose Fat Transfer and Injection Over Dermal Fillers?
The results from dermal fillers and fat transfers are quite similar, as both offer a natural-looking increase in facial volume. However, many patients prefer fat transfer and injections because the results are truly natural and permanent. The injections that are made into the face involve only your natural body fat, which is what the face loses due to the aging process.
How is Recovery After Fat Transfer and Injections?
The recovery process from fat transfer and injections is slightly longer than with dermal fillers and injectables because the area where the fat is collected from must also heal. Patients can expect mild swelling or bruising in the treatment areas that lasts for a week or two. Despite these effects, patients are generally able to return to normal activities within a few days.
Where Can I Try Fat Transfer and Injections?
To learn more about the fat transfer procedure or try it for yourself, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery. We are proud to offer fat transfers and other injectable treatments to men and women living in Palm Coast, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and the surrounding areas of Florida.
As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing solely in facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional results that last. For more information about fat transfer and injection treatments or to schedule a consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Avondale, Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.