Facial Fat Transfer Injections
We can literally move your fat from where you don’t want it to where you need it. Dr. Gerstle offers several fat transfer procedures including fat transfer breast augmentation, and fat transfer butt augmentation. Facial fat transfer injections help restore youthful volume to the cheeks and under eye areas, and can be used to enhance the lips. While the most common dermal fillers are temporary, facial fat transfer injections offer a long term solution to age-related volume loss.
- Fat transfer injections are natural
- There is no risk of allergic reaction – it is your own tissue
- Successful Fat Transfers are long lasting
- Fat Transfer treatments can be repeated
- Fat Transfer Injections are combinable with non-surgical treatments, like BOTOX, or can be used to enhance the result of a surgical treatment.
Don’t like the fat on your abdomen or thighs? Fat is liposuctioned from your donor site, cleaned, purified and prepped for injection. Dr. Gerstle then injects this fat into specific areas to sculpt youthful volume throughout the face, or to enhance the lips.
The fat cells are living cells, and if the fat grafting is successful, the fat cells will continue living and functioning in their new location. Fat transfers are not 100% because some fat cells will die during the transfer, and some will not connect to the blood supply after transfer. In other words, 500cc of fat injected does not directly correlate to a 500cc increase in volume. Proper preparation and proper adherence to recovery guidelines will help maximize the amount of fat that is successfully transferred.
While not all fat will transfer and survive, the procedure can be repeated to achieve your desired volume.
Patients most commonly experience swelling in the injection site. The duration of the swelling is dependent on the person, and will vary from patient to patient. Bruising can also be expected. Bruising, swelling and redness may last 2 to 3 weeks depending on the patient’s natural healing response and adherence to recovery guidelines.
Swelling, bruising, and tenderness should also be expected in the donor site and may persist 2 to 3 weeks.
The cost of facial fat transfer injections depends on both the areas being treated and the amount of fat that needs to be harvested through liposuction. Treatments generally range from $2000 to $3,500. The best way to determine the cost is to request a consultation with Dr. Gerstle so he can review your goals and facial anatomy.