Why would someone inject fat?
Often, people talk about fat in terms of the negative, such as weight gain and pockets of “excess” that have big implications for our health and how we feel about ourselves. But Dr. Kwan’s diverse, multi-ethnic client base appreciates this treatment that injects fat as a way of addressing age-related conditions. Notably, as we age, skin loses its structure and once plump facial contours are deflated. The reflection that looks back at you in the mirror may look severe, drawn, exhausted, and sickly. These areas of volume loss can be improved tremendously with the addition of the fat that was lost due to the passage of time and the natural process of aging.
Formerly, options to satisfy more extensive amounts of volume loss were limited. Dermal or soft tissue facial fillers are extremely popular; however, they have their drawbacks for patients who are looking for lasting or longer-term solutions, or those who don’t want to have ongoing injections to maintain the results from fillers.
Furthermore, fat injections serve a dual purpose. In addition to treating volume loss in the face, this procedure may be administered to treat stubborn pockets of fat. As we get older, hormonal and other changes occur that can cause formerly toned areas to look flabby. These zones of fat are notoriously stubborn to slim down with diet and exercise alone. Dr. Kwan can adeptly take fat from the areas where you don’t want it, such as the love handles around the middle or the back of the arms and inject the cells into the areas that could use the boost. So, it volumizes and trims in a single, natural and lasting treatment.