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Fat Injections in the face are excellent anti-aging treatments for patients in NY

Fat Injections in the face

If you are interested in eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars to gain a more youthful appearance, you should consider fat injections in the face from Dr. Kwan, a NY area plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The fat is harvested from another area on your body and is injected into the face to fill creases, soften wrinkles, and enhance facial contours.

What to expect

Autologous fat injections are an outpatient procedure done right in our NY Office. They can be completed in about an hour, depending on the area, and are done with local anesthetic.

Dr. Kwan begins by removing fat from another area of your body, usually the hips or abdomen. The fat is put into a centrifuge to remove any impurities. Dr. Kwan will then inject the fat into the desired area. These injections are done multiple times in the specific area to create a “fat graft.”

The recovery

You may notice some bruising or swelling in the donor and injection sites. This is temporary and will subside within a few weeks. There is minimal downtime with fat injections, so expect to return to normal routines soon after treatment. It’s important wear sunscreen and limit UV exposure to protect the area.

Results from fat injections

After the procedure, you will notice results immediately. Many patients are concerned because the area seems to be “too full.” This is due to swelling and will diminish during healing. Final results can be expected in about three months.

The body will naturally absorb the injected fat over a period of three to six months. It’s important to follow-up with us if you want to maintain your results.

Fat injections in the face are a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your appearance. If you are in the NY area, call 718 661 4580 for an appointment.

 

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