Truly, we live in the Golden Age of facial fillers. Those of us with sunken cheeks, flat lips, and wrinkles have a plethora of filling options to choose from. There’s a dermal filler for nearly every purpose on the market today, and the always-popular Botox® looms as large as ever. But amidst all the publicity these options receive, one completely natural and effective filler stands behind them in the spotlight: your very own fat.
At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery in Boston, MA, we leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of beauty for our patients. By offering as many options as we can, we hope to spare our patients uncomfortable, unnecessary, or synthetic alternatives.
Popular fillers & toxins certainly have their applications and their advantages. There’s no doubt about that. But to balance the scales, we’re giving Fat Transfer & Injection the stage it deserves.
What is Fat Transfer & Injection?
As many of us already know—happily or unhappily—fat makes an ideal filler. Fat is produced and supported by our own bodies, and it sticks around wherever it’s stored, often to a frustrating degree.
But what if you could slim down in one area while plumping another? With even just a minor relocation of excess fatty tissue, you could see serious gains in the form of fuller cheeks, plumper lips, fewer under-eye bags, and drastically reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
Fat transfer and injection does just that.
How is Fat Transfer & Injection Performed?
To start, a minor liposuction procedure is performed using an extremely fine cannula. Fat can be removed from your thighs, abdomen, hips, or elsewhere, requiring only a local anesthesia. This small liposuction procedure may have a slight slimming effect in the donor area.
Next up, something truly special happens. At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ryan Welter further enhances and treats the removed fat, tailoring it for a specific purpose elsewhere. Fatty tissue is filtered to achieve different results based on a patient’s desires.
Your own natural fat is customized to fall into one of the following categories:
- Milifat (Volumizing) – Essentially native fat with minimal filtration. This fat adds structure and volume to the face.
- Microfat (Volumizing & Contouring) – Partially filtered and processed to achieve a finer injectable product. This fat is great for filling in fine lines and gentle subsurface facial contouring.
- Nanofat (Volumizing & Anti-Aging) – This fat is microprocessed to near cellular levels. Full of regenerative cells (which stimulate growth factors) and cell mediators (which contribute to anti-aging effects), this fat improves skin health and contours in a big way.
Once your fat has been treated to your desired effect, it is then injected into the targeted facial area. Fat transfer and injection can be used to improve numerous facial features, including:
- Under eye
- Nasolabial Folds (smile lines)
Advantages of Fat Transfer Over Dermal Fillers & Injectables
Your own natural fat has several advantages over popular neurotoxins and synthetic hyaluronic acid fillers (JUVÉDERM®). For starters, your body already accepts your fat without a fuss, limiting the chance of adverse reactions.
Of course, as some of us already know too well, our bodies are designed to support and retain fatty tissue. While stubborn fat leads to aggravation in some areas, that same obstinacy makes fat a perfect, durable facial filler. Once extracted and reinjected, your body supports donor fat as if its placement was completely natural, leading to longer results and better benefits overall.
While other fillers may last six months to one year, facial fat transfers can provide plump lips and smooth cheeks for upwards of a year and a half. As is often said at the end of fairy tales and heroic journeys, the power was inside of you all along.
Try Fat Transfer & Injection at Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery in Boston, MA
Neurotoxins and synthetic hyaluronic acid fillers aren’t giving up their square footage in the spotlight anytime soon. But they’re not the only options for those of us looking to restore volume and youth to our faces.
If the notion of a facial paralytic or a synthetic, skin-fluffing substance puts you off of facial fillers, have no fear. Fat Transfer and Injection can quickly become your own, all-natural alternative for smoother, healthier skin.
To learn more about Botox, Juvéderm, and Fat Transfer and Injections, give us a call at (781) 412-1309 or contact us online.
Let Your Own Body Solve Fine Lines, Wrinkles, & Flat Lips at Regeneris!
At Regeneris, Dr. Ryan Welter and his team believe that the more options our patients have, the more suitable their ultimate treatment choice will be. That’s why we diversify our offerings to include nearly every possible safe and effective procedure for whatever holds you back or harms your confidence. To learn more about our cosmetic dermatology services, contact us today. Browse our special offers frequently to find a great deal on whatever works best for you.