Fillers are commonly used to replace volume in the face, and other body sites, that is lost from age or trauma. In some cases, especially when more volume is needed than is cost effective with the typical "off-the-shelf" fillers, one's own fat can be harvested and used to fill the face.
At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, Dr. Ron Shelton performs fat injections. The fat is obtained fresh during each treatment of the series. Some patients may only have one treatment, but others may need a few repeated several months apart, as not all of the transplanted cells live.
Fat that is injected feels natural and may have a longevity many years more than what is provided with the typical hyaluronic acid fillers used today.
Fat injections are usually delivered into the subcutaneous fat compartment underneath the skin, but sometimes they are injected into the muscle and this can create more swelling for a few weeks. The results look natural and feel soft.
Ready to find out more about fat injections or fat transfer?
During the consultation, Dr. Shelton will determine your candidacy for fat injections and describe your benefits, risks and convalescence. Call today at (212) 593-1818 or book an appointment online.