How Fat Can Be Your BFF
- Posted on: Dec 15 2017
If fat injections sound counterintuitive, then you aren’t alone. The name itself makes patients think, “Why on earth would I want to inject my body with fat when I’m trying to lose weight?!” However, even though the procedural name itself comes with a lot of stigmas, fat injections are beneficial and can help patients get rid of fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to their face, without gaining any weight in the process.
So, What Exactly Are Fat Injections?
No, fat injections don’t involve plumping your newly trimmed body up with excess fat. In fact, fat injections involve removing fat from a portion of your bodies such as your upper thighs, buttocks, or abdomen, harvesting it, and then reinjecting it into your face to help give you a more youthful looking appearance.
Is It Successful?
One of the great things about fat injections is that patients see great results almost immediately. Although some of the fat that is injected into your skin (about 65%) is naturally absorbed by your body over time, many patients experience long-lasting results from their injections. Most patients say that their fat injection results last for several years on average.
If you live a reasonably organic lifestyle and are very conscious about what you put in your body, then your skincare routine shouldn’t be any different. And, nothing is more natural than using your body’s fat to help restore volume to your skin. By avoiding any foreign substances, patients recover faster and don’t have to worry about adverse side effects or issues. Even though reactions to hyaluronic based fillers is very rare for patients to experience, fat injections cut out even the slightest chance of having a unique reaction.
Fat injections are a popular procedure here at Taylor Pollei’s office for a variety of reasons. If you would like to learn more about this procedure and whether or not it’s right for you, contact our Mission Viejo office to schedule an appointment!