Fat transfer injections are an advanced injectable treatment that uses your own fat to fill in and correct lines, wrinkles, creases, folds, and other visible signs of aging. Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon with an office conveniently located in Aventura, FL, provides this procedure for patients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding South Florida area.
What Are Fat Transfer Injections?
Fat transfer injection, also known as microlipoinjection, is a process whereby your own fat is injected into areas of the face to enhance fullness and volume. The fat may be used to enhance facial contours, fill in cheeks, add fullness and volume to the lips, and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of Fat Transfer Injections
Fat transfer injections are rapidly gaining in popularity because the procedure offers the following benefits:
- Restores facial youthfulness without surgery
- Has been proven safe and effective
- Uses your own fat to erase signs of aging and improve facial contours
- Is a quick and easy procedure performed in the comfort of the doctor’s office
- Requires no downtime or recovery
Who Is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer Injections?
Fat transfer injections appeal to those who want to reverse the signs of aging without plastic surgery. Dr. Rubinstein also recommends the procedure for younger patients to enhance facial contours and diminish slight imperfections in the face. Fat transfer injections are an excellent option for patients seeking to correct wrinkles, creases, lines, lack of volume, and slight facial imperfections, including:
- Marionette lines, frown lines, smoker’s lines, and smile lines
- Wrinkles, folds, creases, and stress lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead
- Lack of volume, fullness, and definition in the cheekbones
- Lack of volume and fullness in the lips and around the mouth
- Acne scars
How Should I Prepare For Fat Transfer Injections?
The risk associated with fat transfer is minimal because the procedure uses your own fat to enhance facial volume. Little to no preparation is required for this procedure but to be on the safe side, please let Dr. Rubinstein know if you have received any other injections in the past four months, and if you’re taking any medications, such as aspirin and other blood thinners, allergy medications, sleep aids, NSAIDS, or muscle relaxers.
How Are Fat Transfer Injections Administered?
Fat transfer injection requires three steps, and Dr. Rubinstein may offer you a sedative or local anesthesia to make sure you remain comfortable during the procedure.
: Fat is harvested from an area of the body via liposuction. The most common harvest sites are the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. As an added benefit, fat harvesting may also improve the contours of the harvest site areas.
: The harvested tissue is allowed to separate and isolate the fat cells.
: The fat cells are injected into the treatment area with a very fine-gauge needle. Dr. Rubinstein carefully and precisely selects the ideal injection sites to enhance the contours and skin volume of the injection area.
Results are visible immediately after the procedure. In approximately 50% of patients, Dr. Rubinstein may recommend a follow-up treatment because the body absorbs the transplanted fat.
How Much Do Fat Transfer Injections Cost In Miami?
Since health insurance does not cover most elective cosmetic procedures, your provider may not cover fat transfer injections. But don’t let this be a deterrent: Dr. Rubinstein’s office provides easy financing
methods and accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards as forms of payment to provide maximum flexibility in payment options.
For patients seeking fat transfer injections in Miami, Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, provides safe, effective, fat transfer injections for interested patients in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and South Florida vicinity. Contact Dr. Rubinstein’s office to schedule your consultation in Aventura today.