Fat injections are commonly used for facial rejuvenation procedures to fill in wrinkles and creases, improve contours, and restore a youthful appearance. Aging causes facial tissue to lose volume and sag, but a cosmetic surgeon can combat these effects with an autologous fat transfer procedure.
Fat injections – also known as fat grafting – use a patient’s own fat cells harvested via liposuction from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. The fat is purified to remove water, blood, chemicals, and fibrous matter and is injected into specific areas of the face. A facial fat transfer can help:
- Fill in forehead creases and nasolabial folds, or “laugh lines”
- Augment the cheeks, chin, and jaw line
- Enhance lip volume
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Treat sunken areas beneath the eyes
Fat injections aren’t a permanent fix for these issues, as the injected fat can dissipate over time. For the best results, fat injections should be repeated every one to five years.
Patients in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, and other Florida communities seeking fat injections can turn to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery. As one of the Tampa Bay area’s most experienced cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Greenwald has performed countless fat grafting procedures and is an expert in facial rejuvenation.
Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to learn more about fat grafting and our other procedures, including cosmetic liposuction, breast enhancement surgery, plastic surgery for men, and much more.