Fat Injections

Fat Injections

Aging often leads to a loss of volume in the face. This results in deepening facial lines, thinning lips and a sunken appearance of the face. Plastic surgeons have used different fillers to restore this volume. Fat was one of the first fillers used. Although manufactured fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are easy to use, fat still has many advantages. Fat may provide a permanent correction, is available in larger amounts and may have other benefits. Newer techniques have improved the amount of fat which permanently takes.

Fat may also be used to add volume to different areas of the body. The breast and buttocks are commonly treated areas. Fat is a safe alternative to buttock implants and avoids many of the risks associated with buttock implants. Fat amy also be used in the breast to fill in uneven areas following breast reconstruction or breast augmentation.

Fat usually can be obtained by liposuctioning the stomach, hips and other areas. The combination of liposuction and fat injections is often called liposculpting. As not all of the injected fat will survive, sometimes a series of injections is required to obtain the desired result.

Dr. Samimi has used fat injections for over 10 years in different areas of the body. The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia in the office.

More than a physician, Dr. Samimi is a body artist.
Jan M.