Facial Fat Injections for Men in Los Angeles
Men in Los Angeles can benefit from Dr. Steinbrech’s facial fat injections by gaining fullness throughout their face. Facial fat injections involve the transfer of fat from one area of the body to be injected into the desired areas of the face.
Fat cells can be added for fullness:
- Under the eyes
- In the lips
- In the cheeks
Fat injections can be an effective way to reduce wrinkles, diminish acne scarring and regain a more youthful appearance. By injecting human fat harvested from your own body, cosmetic surgeons enhance facial fullness, fill deep creases, soften facial creases and wrinkles, plump lips and build up shallow contours.
Facial fat injections for men produce a natural looking result.
Unlike other cosmetic injectables that are made from synthetic products, fat injections do not pose a possibility of an allergic reaction because the fat tissue is taken from your own body. While fat injections do not stop the aging process, facial augmentation with human fat may help delay the need for more invasive procedures, such as a face lift, forehead/eyebrow lift or other types of surgery. Fat injections are also a beneficial addition to other cosmetic surgery procedures.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a fat injection is through a consultation with a Dr. Steinbrech.
Fat injection is a good option if you:
- Are desiring large volume enhancements and/or require deep tissue injection
- Are physically healthy
- Have mild or moderate degree of facial aging
- Have specific, but realistic, goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
Preparation for Facial Fat Injections
Little preparation is needed for facial fat transfer, but smoking must be avoided leading up to and post-procedure for a few weeks.
Fat injection is a more extensive procedure than the use of other cosmetic injectable fillers because liposuction techniques are involved. These techniques are used to extract the fat prior to injection.
While fat injection is a non-surgical procedure that is usually completed with local anesthesia, it may require local anesthesia with sedation if larger amounts of fat are being collected through liposuction methods.
- Lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Taking certain medications or adjusting your current medications
- Stopping smoking well in advance of surgery
- Avoiding aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements due to increased risk of bleeding.
The procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, or more, depending on the patient, the volume to be injected, and additional procedures that are being completed at the same time.
The fat is withdrawn from certain areas of the body (typically the abdomen or hips), either by using a needle or through techniques similar to those used during liposuction using a special suction cannula). Once enough fat is taken from the donor area, it is then purified through the use of a centrifuge, which spins the fat and removes impurities.
The fat is then injected into areas needing augmentation through an injection needle that is usually passed in and out of the specific areas multiple times. This creates a ‘grid’ of threads of fat graft.
People who undergo fat injections can usually return to their normal daily routines soon after treatment. Bruising, swelling or redness in both the donor and injected areas are expected, but typically lasts only a few weeks.
The recovery period may be longer based on whether liposuction is used and the amount of fat removed. During recovery, you should avoid sun exposure and may wear makeup with UV protection to disguise and protect the effects of the procedure.
Facial Fat Injections Results
Facial fat injection results are immediate for male patients in Beverly Hills. Directly following your injections, enhancements may appear greater than your final result. The amount of fat injected into the face must be greater than the amount needed, (as fat is absorbed into the body) extra fat cells allow for the right amount of volume for your desired final result. After your fat injection consultation with Dr. Steinbrech, you will have a clear understanding of your projected result.
For more information about facial fat injections for men in Los Angeles, visit Dr. Steinbrech’s clinic to set up your no-obligation consultation today.