Fat Transfer Injections
Fat Transfer and Injections in Charlotte, NC
Fat transfer and injections can restore facial fat loss to create amazing results by diminishing the signs of aging. At the Carolina Age Management Institute, Stephen Giordano, DO, performs microlipo on people living in and around Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, to regain a healthy and more youthful appearance.
What is Fat Transfer and Injection?
Fat transfer and injection, also called microlipo, is the process of extracting fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another part, most often the face and buttocks, to restore volume. Fat is typically taken from an area of the body such as the abdomen or back where fat tends to accumulate, and is usually unwanted. Once it has been processed, it is injected into an area where fat loss has occurred, and the skin looks somewhat sallow and sagging.
In addition to removing fat from areas that have accumulated excess amounts, microlipo offers the following benefits:
- Safe – uses fat from patient’s body – no risk of allergic or negative reaction
- Accomplishes two treatments for one purpose
- Reduces excess pockets of fat around other areas of the body
- Offers long lasting or permanent results
- Takes less recovery time than other invasive procedures
How Does Fat Transfer and Injection Work?
When performing fat transfer and injection, fat is taken from areas of the body that accumulate fat (abdomen, buttocks, thighs and flanks) using a very thin cannula like the one used with liposuction. Once it is harvested, it is divided into smaller portions and placed into syringes. The fat is then injected into the targeted area(s).
Fat transfer and injection accomplishes two goals in that it also involves reducing or removing pockets of fat that may resist exercise and diet. The area used for fat removal is contoured and smoothed out to look better, not to mention shapelier.
Preparing for fat transfer and injection takes place during the fat harvesting. During this portion of the treatment, the fat that is harvested is spun through a centrifuge so that it can be re-injected to increase volume and diminish lines and wrinkles.
Just as with preparation, the recovery is related to the fat harvesting. Most patients require a few days to rest and allow healing in that area where fat was injected. On top of this, it may take a couple weeks to fully heal from the microlipo procedure to give the area time for blood vessels to grow and strengthen into the injected fat. Patients typically wear a compression garment around the area where the fat was taken.
What are the costs in Huntersville and Charlotte NC?
The cost of fat transfer and injections is different with each patient as it is based on the extent of the area to be treated, how much fat must be harvested and whether other procedures are performed at the same time. During a consultation, we can discuss the cost as well as payment options and financing.
Is Fat Transfer and Injection Right for Me?
If you have noticeable signs of aging to be reduced or erased and are anxious about the idea of having foreign substances injected into your body, fat transfer and injection may be right for you. It is necessary to have an area with excess fat to be harvested. This treatment is beneficial as it can accomplish two goals.
Fat Transfer and Injection Consultation
During your fat transfer consultation with Dr. Giordano, we talk with you about what you want to correct then evaluate your body to ensure you have an area with enough fat to use during the treatment. We also walk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment.
If you live in Charlotte or Huntersville, NC, or the surrounding areas, and want a fat transfer and injection contact us today for a complimentary consultation at Carolina Age Management Institute.