Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fat transfer, also called fat injections, can significantly reduce or eliminate wrinkles and other skin imperfections including acne scarring. They can also give patients a more youthful appearance by re-establishing pleasing contours. The fat is taken directly from the patient, so there is no chance of allergic reaction or transmission of viral diseases.
If you are considering a wrinkle treatment in Naples-Ft. Myers, fat transfer might just be what you’re looking for. Call us at (239) 319-4732 today to schedule a personal consultation at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples. Fat transfer – no surgery, no downtime, no wrinkles.
What is fat transfer?
Fat is the first choice of material when injections are needed in deeper layers of tissue or larger volumes. However, injected fat may not last as long as some other materials. The fat is slowly absorbed by the body, although the amount of absorption is variable, and frequently hard to predict. Typically, more than half of the fat used in injectable treatments is absorbed with six months of the operation. Almost all patients will retain some of the injected fat. However this percentage varies from patient to patient. If a significant amount of fat is absorbed, a second procedure may be needed to completely correct the sagging, wrinkling or other skin imperfections.
How is fat transfer performed?
In this procedure, Dr. Hasen collects the patient’s own fat by performing a small amount of liposuction from a distant donor area on the patient. Dr. Hasen then reinjects the purified fat into the treatment area. Fat transfer may require sedation plus local anesthesia if larger amounts of fat are to be collected. Small amounts of fat can be collected and transferred under local anesthesia.
What can be improved with fat injections?
The injected fat can be used to enhance lips, reduce wrinkles and lines and plump up the hollow appearance of cheeks and the area around the eyes. Fat transplantation works best for the cheeks, temples, nasolabial fold (the line angled between the nose and upper lip), frown lines between the eyes, and to add fullness and soften lines around the lips. Some patients may choose to combine a fat transfer with a facelift in Naples for added benefits. Dr. Hasen also uses fat transfer for breast enhancement for certain reconstruction patients.
Complementing Your Results
In addition to creating beautiful results on its own, fat transfer also makes a nice complement to facial rejuvenation procedures, especially facelift. In many cases, signs of aging emerge when volume in the face has been lost or displaced over time. By using your own fat rather than injectable fillers, Dr. Hasen can restore that lost volume and create results that are both long-lasting and well-tolerated.