Fat InjectionsDr. Edmund Kwan, MD, understands that everyone wants to look their best. When patients are dealing with a tired, aging appearance, they may benefit from plastic and reconstructive surgery at his practice. Fat injections are requested by many patients who want to reduce bags under their eyes and lost volume of their face.
Fat injections use fat cells harvested from other areas of the body. Dr. Edmund Kwan refines the fat before injecting it into specific areas of the face. It can be used on areas such as the eyes, temples, cheeks, and nasolabial folds to add much-needed volume for a more youthful appearance. It can be done in conjunction with other surgical treatments including face-lifts and neck lifts.
Most fat is removed from areas of the body such as the hip or thigh where patients may have excess fat cells and may have considered liposuction. The fat is removed with a syringe and then redistributed to areas of the face.
Fat injections are a wonderful alternative to dermal fillers, and provide more long-term results. The best candidates for fat injections (also known as fat grafting) are those who are experiencing areas of lost volume on the face. These patients may have undergone dermal fillers or collagen stimulators and been unhappy with the short-term results they provide. Patients who want a more permanent treatment may be deemed an appropriate candidate for treatments such as this.
Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD has years of experience in providing patients with facial rejuvenation surgeries while providing a harmonious, uniformed result that looks natural and beautiful. Patients visit his practice because of his expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and enjoy the care they receive in his state-of-the-art facility.
If you are interested in learning more about fat injections for the face, contact Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD today to schedule a consultation visit and learn about the many rejuvenation treatments available for the face and body.