What is Fat Injection?
Fat injections can be an effective way to reduce wrinkles, diminish acne scarring and regain a more youthful appearance. By injecting human fat harvested from your own body, cosmetic surgeons at Cleveland Clinic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center enhance facial fullness, fill deep creases, soften facial creases and wrinkles, plump lips and build up shallow contours.
Is Fat Injection for me?
Unlike other cosmetic injectables that are made from synthetic products, fat injections do not pose a possibility of an allergic reaction because the fat tissue is taken from your own body. While fat injections do not stop the aging process, facial augmentation with human fat may help delay the need for more invasive procedures, such as a face lift, forehead/eyebrow lift or other types of surgery. Fat injections are also a beneficial addition to other cosmetic surgery procedures. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a fat injection is through a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon.
at injection is a good option if you:
- Are desiring large volume enhancements and/or require deep tissue injection
- Are physically healthy
- Have mild or moderate degree of facial aging
- Have specific, but realistic, goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
What To Expect?
You will see immediate results from your fat injection, and the treated areas may appear too augmented at first due to swelling. Over time, the swelling will subside, and you will usually be able to see your true results in three to four months. After this period of time, you may lose fat from the injected areas as your body metabolizes it.