Fat Transfer Injections in Melbourne, FL
Fat transfer injects your own body fat, harvested from problem areas, into areas that have lost volume and fullness, diminishing lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging. Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, and serving residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities in the Central Florida area, provides fat transfer injections that move your own body fat from areas where you don’t want fat to areas where you need a little extra! Dr. Saluja is currently limiting her skin cancer dermatology practice to her aesthetic/anti-aging patients and their adult family members. New patients for Dr. Saluja should have a referral from a current client. Dr. Saluja no longer accepts CareCredit as a form of payment.
How can Fat Transfer Injections Improve My Appearance?
Fat transfer injection is a relatively new procedure, known medically as microlipoinjection, that transfers fat from strategic areas in your body into areas of the face to increase fullness and volume, adding facial definition and diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The fat may be used to enhance facial contour in the cheeks or chin, restore fullness and volume to the lips, and diminish lines and wrinkles anywhere on the face. This procedure improves the appearance of the harvest site as well as the target area.
How Complicated is the Fat Transfer Procedure?
The fat transfer procedure is a simple, safe, and effective procedure that is minimally invasive and performed in three simple steps, typically using local anesthesia to prevent any potential discomfort during the procedure.
Step 1: Fat is extracted from the harvest site using liposuction. The most common harvest sites are areas where patients want to remove stubborn bulges or fatty deposits, usually the flanks, abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. This step of the process improves the appearance of the harvest area, smoothing the body contour and resulting in a more streamlined appearance.
Step 2: The fatty tissue that has been harvested is processed to separate the fat cells and prepare an injectable solution.
Step 3: The fat cells are injected directly into the target area using a small cannula, adding natural volume and definition to specific areas of the face.
You will notice visible results immediately after the treatment. In some cases, the body absorbs a portion of the transplanted fat, requiring touch-up treatments.
What Advantages Do Fat Transfer Injections Offer over Other Treatments?
Fat transfer injections are gaining popularity among both patients and doctors because the procedure provides several advantages over other surgical and dermal filler treatments:
- The procedure is minimally invasive
- The procedure is safe and effective and reduces the risk of allergic reaction by using fat from the patient’s own body
- The treatment removes fat from problem areas, improving body contour
- The procedure adds fat to areas that have lost volume and fullness, improving facial contour
- The procedure is performed comfortably as a simple outpatient treatment
- There is no downtime or recovery period after the procedure
- There are stem cell properties in the fat that have shown to improve the overall texture and condition of treated areas
Who Can Benefit from Fat Transfer Injections?
Fat transfer injections are an ideal choice for healthy men and women who want to reverse the signs of aging without undergoing more invasive surgery. It is an excellent treatment to enhance facial contours and diminish slight facial imperfections in younger adults, and it also benefits older patients who want to reduce lines and wrinkles. Fat transfer injections are especially suitable for patients who want to reduce fat from problem areas in the body while simultaneously enhancing areas in the face.
Preparing for Fat Transfer Injections
Because fat transfer injections contain fat from your own body, there is very little risk of any adverse reaction, and little to no preparation is required for the procedure. If you are taking certain medications, such as aspirin and other blood thinners, allergy medications, sleep aids, NSAIDS, or muscle relaxers, you may have to suspend taking those medications prior to the treatment. If you have recently had any other dermal filler injections, you must wait at least four months since the date of the injections to undergo this treatment. If you have any infection or irritation in the skin, you must postpone treatment until the condition subsides.
How Much Do Fat Transfer Injections Cost In Melbourne?
The price of the fat transfer procedure varies, depending on the extent of treatment. Because health insurance does not normally cover elective procedures, we will help you manage payment for your fat transfer injections by providing easy financing options, and accepting various forms of payment for your convenience.
Central Florida residents in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities can now take advantage of fat transfer injections provided at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art practice led by Drs. Rebecca Novo, and Anita Saluja. Contact our office to learn more about fat transfer injections today!