With time, we often lose facial fat and gain fat in places we don’t want it, like the stomach, arms or thighs. Dr. George Lefkovits understands this, which is why he offers facial fat transfers in New York, New York, at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery.
Fat transfer is increasingly popular as a filler to the face and is an alternative to the likes of JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®. During a fat transfer, the plastic surgeon will remove fat from unwanted places and will use it to restore the youthful contours of your face. This treatment can help you achieve your desired look without using artificial implants or fillers.
This treatment has many advantages including: being in abundant supply, consisting of your own tissue, not having to be charged per syringe and in many cases, may last longer than other fillers. Its main disadvantage is the need for a minor procedure under local anesthesia. It also may lead to more swelling after surgery. But these minor disadvantages are often offset by the various advantages.
If you have questions about this treatment and if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits at (212) 750-9494. We look forward to helping you feel more confident in your beautiful skin.
How Fat Transplant Works
In fat transplantation, liposuction is used to remove fat from a donor region. The donor region can be any place where you have excess fat, but most often includes:
After removal, the fat is processed, then it is reinjected in the area where it is desired. Although breast augmentation with fat transplant is still controversial, fat transplantation is regularly used for facial contouring (often in conjunction with a facelift procedure) and buttock augmentation.
The Benefits and Risks of Fat Transplantation
Fat transplantation continues to grow in popularity because of its advantages. Because the fat used is your own tissue, the risks of infection and rejection are very low. Also because it is your own tissue, some of the fat may survive the procedure to live in the new location, leading to long-lasting or even permanent results.
The main risk of fat transplantation is that the transplanted fat may not all survive, and as some of the fat dies and is absorbed, it may lead to uneven contours that must be corrected with a second or, in rare cases, third procedure.
New York, New York, plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits has extensive experience with fat transplantation and can help you get long-lasting, natural-looking results. To learn more, please call or email us today and schedule a consultation.