When desired, our plastic surgeon will perform a fat transfer in New York, New York. Using fat from the body, Dr. Joshua Hyman can fill in the lines and creases in the face that occur with aging and add volume to the lips. When injected beneath the skin, fat can temporarily remove deep facial wrinkles, creases, furrows, and skin depressions, and create fullness in the lips. In some cases, fat can also be used to add volume in other areas of the body, including the hips, buttocks, and thighs.
Initial Consultation for Fat Transfer Procedure
During your initial consultation with our plastic surgeon, you will discuss your hopes and expectations of the fat transfer procedure. The consultation will also include a review of your complete medical history and an examination of the soft tissue, muscles, and skin of the face. Based upon this initial consultation, Dr. Joshua Hyman will determine the procedure that will suit you the best as well as answer any questions you may have.
Fat Transfer Procedure
During the fat transfer procedure, fat cells are first harvested from the patient’s abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. They are then prepared by the doctor and re-injected into the lined, hollowed, or wrinkled areas of the face. Small imperfections can be rectified under local anesthesia in the office, while larger injections will need to take place in Dr. Joshua Hyman’s private ambulatory surgery facility. The procedure can take between thirty minutes and two hours, depending upon the number of areas to be injected.
Post-Fat Transfer Procedure
The effects of the procedure are visible immediately and you can return to your normal activities the next day. Some patients may experience transient bruising and swelling, but these will quickly fade. The cosmetic results of the fat transfer procedure can last for up to six months.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Joshua Hyman and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation with our plastic surgeon, or you can request an appointment online.