If you could transfer fat from one area of your body to another to improve your look and make you look young again, would you do it? At Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hankins offers fat transfer procedures that restore your youthful look. This procedure is offered to patients in the Pearland and Houston, Texas, areas.
What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a revolutionary method of facial rejuvenation. Your own fat is taken from an area of your body where there is excess, such as the hips, abdomen or thighs. Next, it is purified and then gently injected into regions of the face that you want to plump or contour.
What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer?
Because a fat transfer uses your own fat, there is no chance of an allergic reaction. This procedure is also beneficial if you have been considering a facelift, but you are not ready to commit to plastic surgery. Fat is living tissue, so it is likely that a fat transfer will last longer than fillers or injectables.
Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer?
The best candidates for fat transfer procedures are adult men and women who look tired or show signs of aging. Also, adults who want to plump their appearance and look more youthful are considered good candidates. This is an effective choice for adults who do not want the recovery time of plastic surgery.
How is the Procedure Performed?
The first step in this procedure is the removal of excess fat from the abdomen or thighs. After the removal of the fat, it is processed to make sure that it is clean and pure. When the fat is ready to be injected, it is transferred to small syringes. These syringes are used to inject the fat into the face.
What is the Recovery Time?
It is likely that you will see swelling and bruising around the treatment area for the first few weeks following the procedure. The amount of recovery time is dependent on the size and location of the treatment area. If you have a fat transfer in multiple areas of your face, the volume of swelling is likely to be higher and may last longer than smaller treatment areas.
To rejuvenate your look and schedule your fat transfer consultation, contact Dr. Hankins at Premier Plastic Surgery. The fat transfer procedure is ideal for patients in Pearland and Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas.