The Fat Transfer is our body’s natural filler and the first filler that was used in modern cosmetic surgery. Some patients still find the fat transfer preferable to other fillers as it is all natural. The Fat Transfer is performed by using fat from a donor site–another area of the patient where there is a little extra that can be extracted and re-injected into the desired area to fill out and smooth the skin to create more youthful appearance. Fat Transfers may be used to rejuvenate the entire face or even the hands as we get older.
Fat Transfer provide instant results, though it is important to understand that up to a third of the fat may be reabsorbed. This procedure is typically performed with three treatments spaced out over two months. Usually patients can expect to see 70% of the fat enhancement result to be retained for around 3 years. The fat transfer is not ideal for everyone–to learn more about fat transfers and to find out if you may be a good candidate for this procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gladstone today!