Fat injections are a safe and effective technique that can rapidly correct hollow cheeks, add volume to thin lips, and reduce forehead frown lines and acne scars. In addition, fat injections can smooth out deep nasolabial folds. At the same time, one of the advantages of the treatment is that no foreign substance is injected under your skin, just your own fat cells. That is the reason, Dr. Ostad explains, there is no risk of allergic reaction.
Fat injections can be performed on patients of any age. The treatment is a two-step process and is typically performed several times. The fat is usually extracted from areas of your body such as the abdomen, thighs or hips (a patient must have enough fat tissue to be extracted for the transfer). Then the fat is placed in a centrifuge to be cleaned of other surrounding tissues. This refined fat is injected into the body until contours are improved and skin folds are smoothed out. Fat injection results become visible within a week and often last for three to five years. Please contact our office to meet Dr. Ostad, who will examine your skin and see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
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