What Are Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections are a fat grafting procedure, which means that they take fat from one area of the body and inject it elsewhere. These treatments are a popular alternative to traditional injectable treatments because the use of body fat offers several benefits. First, the results last much longer, since the body does not break down fat like it does dermal filler products. Second, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or similar complications, since the fat comes from your own body. Finally, fat transfer and injections can sculpt another area of the body during the fat collection process. This can help further accentuate your results and fulfill other cosmetic goals. The fat transfer and injection treatments are often used for the following:
How Much Do Fat Transfer and Injections Cost?
At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we take a personalized approach to every fat transfer and injection procedure. This means that the cost of your treatment will depend on variables like your current condition and unique treatment goals. As a result, we cannot provide you with the exact cost of treatment until you visit us in-office for a consultation. If you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, we are proud to offer financing to help make our treatments more affordable.
What is the Fat Transfer and Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the fat transfer and injection treatment is to perform liposuction in order to collect unwanted body fat. Most patients choose to remove fat from their legs, abdomen, or buttocks for this step. Once removed, the fat will be purified to prepare it for injection. Then, it will be injected into and around the desired treatment area. Once the injections are finished, your treatment will be complete.
What is Recovery Like Following Fat Transfer and Injections?
After fat transfer and injections, recovery will depend on both the fat donor site and the injection site. Most patients experience swelling, bruising, and redness in these areas for a few days. Depending on the extent of treatment, you may need to take a few days off of work and other normal activities. However, most patients are able to return to light activity relatively soon after their treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Fat Transfer and Injections?
Not all of the fat from fat transfer treatments will survive the procedure. This means that you will notice gradual changes in your results as the fat settles. In order to compensate for this, we will inject a little extra fat during the treatment process. Once your results are finalized (which can take several weeks), they will be permanent.
Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD offers fat transfer and injections and other dermal filler and injectable treatments to patients in Knoxville, Loudon, Powell, and the neighboring cities of East Tennessee. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and get started with treatment.