Fat Transfer Injections in Los Altos, CA
Fat transfer injections are a revolutionary new cosmetic procedure that uses fat from your own body to fill in and smooth lines, wrinkles, creases, folds and other visible signs of aging. Harry Mittelman, MD, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with an office conveniently located in Los Altos provides this procedure for patients in San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California.
What Are Fat Transfer Injections?
Fat transfer injection, known medically as microlipoinjection, is a process wherein fat from specific areas of your own body is extracted then injected into facial areas to enhance fullness and volume. The fat may be used to add fullness and volume to the lips, enhance facial contours and definition, create plumper and firmer cheeks and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of Fat Transfer Injections
Fat transfer injections provide the following key benefits:
- Facial rejuvenation without plastic surgery
- A simple, safe and effective treatment
- May also improve the appearance of the harvest site where excess fat is extracted
- Requires no downtime or recovery period
- The use of your own fat cells eliminates the risk of allergic reactions.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer Injections?
Fat transfer injections are recommended for adult individuals who are in overall good health and want to rejuvenate their appearance without plastic surgery. The procedure is also recommended for younger patients to enhance facial contours and diminish slight imperfections in the face. Fat transfer injections offer a safe and effective solution for patients seeking to correct wrinkles, creases, lines, loss of facial volume and slight facial imperfections, including:
- Marionette lines, worry lines, frown lines, smoker’s lines and smile lines
- Wrinkles, folds, creases and stress lines that appear between the eyebrows and on the forehead
- Loss of volume, fullness, contour, and definition in area around the cheeks
- Loss of volume and fullness in the lips and around the mouth
- Acne scars
How Should I Prepare For Fat Transfer Injections?
The fat transfer procedure carries minimal risk because it uses your own fat to enhance facial volume. Little to no preparation is required for this procedure, however, it is important to inform Dr. Mittelman if you have received any other injections in the past four months, or if you’re taking any medications, such as aspirin and other blood thinners, allergy medications, sleeping aids, NSAIDS or muscle relaxers.
How Are Fat Transfer Injections Administered?
Fat transfer injections are administered in three steps, and Dr. Mittelman may provide a sedative or local anesthesia to keep you fully comfortable during the procedure.
Step 1: Fat is extracted from target problem areas of the body via liposuction. The most common harvest sites are the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs where stubborn fatty deposits have accumulated over years. As an added benefit, extracting fat from these sites usually improves the contour and definition of the harvest areas.
Step 2: The harvested tissue is allowed to separate,and the fat cells are isolated.
Step 3: The fat cells are injected directly into the treatment area using a very fine-gauge needle. Dr. Mittelman uses his skill and experience to select the precise, ideal injection sites to enhance the contours of your face.
Results will be immediately visible following the procedure. In approximately 50 percent of cases, the body absorbs the transplanted fat.You may require a follow-up treatment.
How Much Do Fat Transfer Injections Cost In San Jose?
Your provider may not cover fat transfer injections since it is an elective cosmetic procedure, but don’t let this be a deterrent. Dr. Mittelman’s office provides easy financing to provide maximum flexibility in payment options and accepts cash, personal checks and credit cards as forms of payment.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on fat transfer or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today.We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.