As we age, changes to our body such as sagging, loss of skin elasticity and decreased collagen production can lead to a less-than-ideal appearance. Many individuals who are unhappy with these changes, however, are also apprehensive about cosmetic procedures that involve placing implants or other synthetic materials in the body. Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injections, allows patients to restore volume to specific areas of the body, using their own fat. This is ideal for patients who are seeking a “natural” solution to cosmetic enhancement. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Zubowski is pleased to offer this leading-edge treatment to his New Jersey cosmetic surgery patients.
What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a revolutionary procedure which uses a patient’s own fat, harvested from one area of the body, to restore volume in an area that the patient wishes to enhance. Fat grafting is a versatile procedure that can be used to augment many areas of the body, including the lips, cheeks, breasts, buttocks and hands. By restoring volume to particularly troublesome areas, fat grafting helps patients appear youthful and attractive. During this procedure, fat is usually harvested from the abdomen, hips or thighs. It is then purified before being re-injected into the body to produce beautiful aesthetic results.
The Benefits of Fat Transfer
Fat injection treatments offer several advantages to patients who wish to enhance their appearance. Many patients are attracted to this treatment option because it does not involve the use of any “foreign” materials. Because enhancement is achieved using the patient’s own tissue, the risk of infection, allergic reactions or other complications is sharply reduced. This also means that the final results of treatment can look and feel more natural than those that are achieved with synthetic fillers or implants. Fat transfer breast augmentation is also a great treatment option for women who are undergoing breast reconstruction. Other benefits of fat injections treatment include long-lasting results, minimal scarring and less recovery time. Patients who undergo the fat grafting procedure can typically resume normal activities after about one day, although strenuous activities should be avoided for about two weeks.
Who is a Candidate for Fat Injections?
Fat transfer is ideal for patients who are unhappy with the loss of volume in specific areas of the body, notably the face. Patients who wish to undergo fat transfer should be in good general health, and must have sufficient fat deposits to be harvested for injection. This procedure is most commonly performed on patients who are in their 30s and 40s and are experiencing mild signs of aging and loss of volume. Potential patients should also have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure. During a comprehensive initial consultation, Dr. Zubowski will evaluate your cosmetic goals and medical history to determine if fat injection treatment may be right for you.
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Fat transfer is an innovative procedure that allows patients to greatly improve their appearance using their very own body tissue. This versatile procedure can be used to accomplish a wide variety of aesthetic goals, and when performed by experienced surgeon Dr. Robert Zubowski can result in beautiful, long-lasting results. To learn more about the fat injections procedure, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact The Robert Zubowski Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at 201-261-7550.