Are you experiencing facial volume loss or looking to enhance your features naturally? Leaders in the field of face and body enhancements perform the fat transfer procedure at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery. This minimally invasive technique offers a rejuvenated and youthful appearance by restoring lost fatty tissue. This procedure, also known as micro-lipoinjections, has been employed successfully for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery enhancements and as an effective alternative to dermal fillers.

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Key benefits of fat transfer injections

  • Restore fullness and volume to your facial features.
  • Enhance facial contours, reduce scars, and rejuvenate your appearance.
  • Address hollow areas under the eyes and cheeks for a fuller look.
  • Perform the procedure without the need for sedation or general anesthesia.
  • Virtually no risk of allergic reactions.
  • Experience immediate results with minimal downtime.
  • Enjoy long-lasting benefits.
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How do fat transfer injections work?

Fat transfer injections use your own stem cells to the area to enhance facial features naturally. This non-allergenic procedure can plump your cheeks, lips, and chin and reduce fine lines and deep facial folds. It can also address atrophic aging on the hands, neck, and lips. With abundant growth factors and proteins, fat transfer can dramatically improve skin quality. Moreover, the results are long-lasting, reducing the need for ongoing maintenance procedures.

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The natural fat transfer procedure

The duration of each fat transfer procedure varies depending on factors such as the treatment area and the extent of correction needed. Most procedures take an hour or less and can be performed using local anesthesia with or without IV sedation.

  • The process begins with mini-liposuction to collect the required amount of fat from a donor area, typically the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. 
  • The harvested tissue is then processed to separate fat cells from other components and purify them. 
  • Finally, the purified fat cells are re-injected into the target area, creating the desired contour and fullness.

Depending on the treatment area, this process may be repeated over the next 18 months to achieve optimal results.

Areas that can be enhanced with fat transfer injections

  • Face: Improve facial lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, Crow's Feet, acne scarring, sunken cheeks, and hollow areas under the eyes.
  • Lips: Enhance lip volume and shape naturally for fuller, more defined lips.
  • Hands: Rejuvenate aging hands by plumping up lax tissue and concealing visible vessels and tendons.
  • Breasts: Breast augmentation results can be made more natural looking with natural fat transfer.
  • Buttocks: Utilizing fat transfer, creates a natural and sculpted appearance, tailored to individual body shapes without the use of synthetic materials.

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What is the recovery from fat transfer injections?

Fat transfer injections typically require minimal downtime. Initial recovery may involve mild bruising and swelling around both the liposuction site and the injection area. A compression garment may be required to reduce swelling and fluid buildup at the donor site. Most patients can return to work within one to two days, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first three to four weeks.

What results can I expect with fat transfer injections?

You can expect immediate improvements in the treated area, with continued enhancement as post-op swelling subsides. Besides the visual benefits, the fat transfer process also improves skin texture and tone over time. The results are long-lasting, with the transferred fatty tissue thriving in its new location. Typically, patients retain 60-80% of the transferred fat, and additional procedures may be scheduled in the next one to two years to maintain or enhance the results.

Interested in fat transfer injections?

For more information about fat transfer injections with Dr. Miller and Dr. Tandon at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, please contact our Newbury Street office at (617) 735-8735 or reach out to our Patient Coordinator, Robyn Sola. Consultations are also available at our second office in Brookline. Our team is ready to answer your questions and assist in scheduling a confidential fat transfer consultation with Dr. Miller and Dr. Tandon.

While complications are rare, potential risks include infection, hematoma, seroma, bleeding, unexpected scarring, or changes in sensation. Dr. Miller and Dr. Tandon will discuss all potential complications during the consultation.

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Why choose us?

Choose Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, where we're at the cutting edge of cosmetic surgery. We specialize in all procedures and boast world-class expertise in skin rejuvenation. Our specialists are industry leaders, developing procedures and products used nationwide. As the region's largest plastic surgery and aesthetic center, we offer an extensive range of services.

We house a large, free-standing skincare laser clinic, and our team includes full-body plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and aestheticians. We provide comprehensive aesthetic treatments, making us one of the few practices to offer the full scope of these services under one roof. Choose us for our unparalleled expertise and convenience.

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Fat transfer FAQ

How does fat transfer work?

Am I a good candidate for fat transfer?

How long do fat transfer results last?

When can I return to work after a fat transfer?

How much does a fat transfer cost?

How does fat transfer work?

A fat transfer uses a patient's fatty tissue to restore shape and contour in different areas of the body. It involves liposuction to harvest fatty tissue from a donor site, which is then purified and re-injected into another area. The procedure offers natural-looking results that can last for years.

Am I a good candidate for fat transfer?

Almost anyone experiencing facial volume loss may be a good candidate. Ideal patients are generally healthy non-smokers with sufficient fatty tissue for the procedure. Candidates must understand the potential need for additional procedures to achieve desired results.

How long do fat transfer results last?

Results can last for years. Some fat cells may be reabsorbed by the body over time, so additional sessions may be needed to maintain results.

When can I return to work after a fat transfer?

Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure that allows patients to recover at home on the same day. Downtime is typically short, with some swelling and mild bruising that resolve within the first week.

How much does a fat transfer cost?

The cost varies depending on factors like the treatment area and the extent of correction. In general, fat transfer injections can range from $2,500 to $10,500, which includes surgeon's fees, surgical center costs, and follow-up appointments. Patients are responsible for prescription medication costs. To determine the exact cost of your procedure, contact Boston Center for Plastic Surgery.

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