Fat is harvested through thin canulas from the outer hips, or love handles. It is then processed for the face and can be injected into the nasolabial and labiomandibular folds, as well as the cheeks, lips, or under the eyes. Some fat is stored in the freezer and the patient returns a few times during the year to build up a nice, long-lasting result.
Fat injection is performed under local anesthesia and the first procedure takes about 1 hour. The recovery is 1-2 days due to minor bruising. The subsequent injections are 5 minutes long with virtually no recovery.
Associates in Plastic Surgery has extensive experience performing facial fat injections. To learn more about this procedure and determine whether or not it is right for you, please contact us online or call (800) 860-1435 to arrange a consultation at one of our convenient New Jersey offices, or at our Staten Island location.