New Jersey Fat Injections
Restore volume & enhance body contours
Removing fat from one part of your body and injecting it to another is called fat injection. It is also known by a number of other terms: autologous fat grafting, fat transfer, fat re-injection, microfat grafting, micro-lipoinjection, structural fat grafting, and lipostructure. Dr. Parker performs all autologous fat injection procedures at the Parker Center.
The Fat Transfer Procedure
During treatment, Dr. Parker will liposuction fat from one part of your body, purify it and then re-inject it into your subcutaneous and/ or muscle layers to increase volume in that area. In the face, fat is injected into the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, hollows above and below the eyes, and along the jaw line and chin. It can also be used for nose reshaping.
Fat injections for Body Contouring
In the body, fat is injected into the buttocks and for correction of liposuction irregularities, chest contouring, hand rejuvenation, and the correction of scars. A fat transfer is also surgical technique Dr. Parker uses during a Brazilian butt lift procedure. Fat grafting has recently been performed by some plastic surgeons in the breasts, but its use in this area remains controversial at this point.
Fat Injections with Facelift Surgery
Dr. Parker will often include fat grafting as part of a standard facelift procedure. This allows him to restore youthful volume & help smooth facial contours without over-tightening the skin. Using fat instead of temporary fillers means the patient does not have to return every few months for re-treatment.
Dr. Parker also uses fat grafting for hand rejuvenation. He feels that autologous fat transfer achieves the most natural results, which can last for many years. He skillfully injects very precise amounts of purified fat to restore lost volume to thin, aging hands.
Results Can Last for Years
Improving fat survival after injection has been an area of interest for Dr. Parker for a number of years. More recently, he has become very interested in the role of stem cells and their relationship to enhanced survival of transferred fat. In general, fat lasts longer in areas of non-movement, such as the cheeks. Often, it will last several years; in some cases, it is permanent. Patients are up and around immediately after fat transfer. The procedure is minimally painful and easily controlled with medication. Mild swelling and bruising can occur in the first few days; these are camouflaged easily with makeup.