Fat Injections – Facts and Figures

Dermatologist

 

Fat injections involve using one’s own fat stores to fill in fine lines and contour the face, or other areas of the body.

Fat Injections – Outpatient Surgery
Description: The body’s own fat is used as a soft-tissue filler and taken from one area and injected into another to recontour the face, diminish wrinkles, and fill in depressed areas.  It can also be used to rejuvenate the hands, reshape the buttocks or refine the appearance of the breasts after lumpectomy.
Average Cost: $1,000 – $3,500 depending on number of treatment areas.
Length of Surgery: 1/2 – 1 hour
Anesthesia: Local with sedation.
Recovery Time: 3-14 days, depending on amount of fat injected.
Treatment Frequency: May require up to 3 sessions at 3-month intervals
Risks: Infection, lumpiness
Duration of Results: Temporary or long-lasting, depending on individual and treatment area.
Essential Questions: 1. From where will you take the fat that is to be transferred?  Where will the fat be reinjected?
2. Will fat injections alone achieve my goals?  Are there alternatives you recommend?
3. How many treatments will I require to achieve my desired results?
4. What type of recovery will I require?
5. What type of anesthesia will be used and who will administer it?

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