Fat Transfer and Injections in Biloxi, MS
Fat transfer and injections offers an alternative to restoring volume to the face and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. In Biloxi, MS, Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, uses fat transfer and injections on people living in and around Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama who want to look and feel younger and refreshed.
What are Fat Transfer and Injections?
This treatment uses a person’s own fat tissue as a filler to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as add volume to the face. It also offers them an opportunity to have liposuction to harvest the fat from areas of the body that have excess amounts. Fat injections are an alternative to more invasive surgeries as they correct a myriad of facial imperfections, such as lines around the mouth, thin lips, hollowed cheeks and under eye areas, and other corrections.
The Best Candidates for Fat Transfer Injections
People who want to correct the visible signs of aging but do not want or need invasive plastic surgery are excellent candidates for fat transfer injections. This is also an excellent option for those preferring to use their own tissue as the filler.
Planning for Your Transfer and Injections
Fat transfer and injections involves more planning as the treatments include liposuction. Dr. Diaz requires a consultation to evaluate your overall health and medical history along with the area to be treated. He also makes sure you have an area with enough excess fat to perform this treatment. Once this is done, he may recommend fat transfer and injections or another dermal filler to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Fat Transfer and Injections Procedure
Performing fat transfer and injections involves harvesting fat from an area of the body usually in the thighs, buttocks, back or abdomen using liposuction. A side benefit of this treatment is that you can also improve the appearance of an area of the body with excess fat.
Once the fat is excised, fat cells are separated from the tissue and prepared for injection into the targeted areas of the face to correct skin imperfections and add volume. This is done using a very fine-gauge needle.
After Your Fat Transfer and Injection Treatment
Much of your recovery following fat transfer and injections revolves around the liposuction portion of the treatments. It is necessary to rest and allow the area where the fat is harvested to heal. You may be asked to wear a compression garment over the area where the fat is harvested for a few days following the treatment. Additionally, you may be asked to refrain from strenuous activities, including exercise, to allow the areas to heal. The treated areas of the face where the injections are performed may have some redness and swelling at the injection sites, which goes away within a few days.
How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injections Cost in Mississippi?
The cost of your fat transfer and injection treatment is based on the area where fat is harvested, how many injections are required, and whether other treatments are performed in conjunction with this treatment. During your consultation with Dr. Diaz, we go over the costs associated with your treatment as well as our payment options. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards, and offer financing through CareCredit.
Getting Back to Normal Following Fat Transfer and Injections
Following fat transfer and injections, you may return to work or a normal routine within a few days; however, it is important to avoid strenuous activities for a couple of weeks. The results from the injections are immediately noticeable with marked improvements over the next several weeks.
Your New Look
The results of your treatment are long lasting; however, they are not permanent as some fat is absorbed into the body. It is also important to take good care of your skin with a skin care regimen.
If you live in or around Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon that offers fat transfer and injections to correct the visible signs of aging, contact Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Biloxi, MS, today to set up an appointment.