Fat Injections

Facial Fat Injections for Men

Men can benefit from facial fat injections by gaining fullness throughout their face. Facial fat injections include being able to transfer fat that was once in one area of your body to be injected into the desired areas of the face.

Fat cells can be added for fullness:

  • Under the eyes
  • In the lips
  • In the cheeks

Fat injections can be an efficient way to reduce wrinkles, diminish acne scarring and get back a more youthful appearance. By injecting human fat harvested from your own body, cosmetic surgeons enhance facial fullness, fill deep creases, soften facial creases and wrinkles, plump lips and build up shallow contours.

Facial fat injections for men are proven to produce a natural looking result.

Ideal Candidates

Unlike other cosmetic injectables that are from synthetic products, fat injections are safe because they do not pose the possibility of an allergic reaction since the fat tissue which is removed from your own body.  While fat injections do not stop the aging process, facial augmentation with human fat may help delay the need for more invasive procedures, such as a facelift, forehead/eyebrow lift or other types of surgery. Fat injections are also a valuable addition to other cosmetic surgery procedures.

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a fat injection is through a consultation with a specially trained member.

A fat injection is a good option if you:

  • Are desiring large volume enhancements and require deep tissue injection
  • Are physically healthy
  • Have mild or moderate degree of facial aging
  • Have specific, but realistic, goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.

Preparation for Facial Fat Injections

Very little preparation is needed for facial fat transfer, but be aware that smoking must be avoided leading up to and post-procedure for a few weeks.

Fat injection is more of an extensive procedure rather than the use of other cosmetic injectable fillers because liposuction techniques are involved. These techniques are used to extract the fat before injection.

While fat injection is a non-surgical procedure that can be completed with local anesthesia, it may require local anesthesia with sedation if larger amounts of fat are being collected through liposuction methods.

  • Lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Taking certain medications or adjusting your current medications
  • Stopping smoking well in advance of surgery
  • Avoiding aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements due to increased risk of bleeding.

Procedure

Depending on the patient the procedure should usually take 30 minutes to an hour or more, along with the volume to be injected, and additional procedures that are completed at the same time.

The fat is detached from certain areas of the body (typically the abdomen or hips), either by using a needle or through techniques similar to those used during liposuction using a special suction cannula). Once enough fat is taken from the donor area, it is then purified through the use of a centrifuge, which spins the fat and removes impurities.

The fat is then injected into areas needing augmentation through an injection needle that is usually passed in and out of the specific areas multiple times. This creates a ‘grid’ of threads of fat graft.

Recovery

People who experience fat injections are usually able to return to any of their daily routines soon after treatment. They will experience the common bruising, swelling or redness in both the donor and injected areas are normal but typically lasts only a few weeks.

The recovery period may be longer based on whether liposuction was used and the amount of fat removed. During recovery, there are some things you should consider, avoid sun exposure and may wear makeup with UV protection to disguise and protect the effects of the procedure.

Facial Fat Injections Results

Facial fat injection results are immediate for male patients. Directly following your injections, enhancements may appear greater than your final result. The amount of fat injected into the face must be more than the amount needed, (as fat absorbs into the body) extra fat cells allow for the right amount of volume for your desired final result. After your injection consultation with a specially trained member, you will have a clear understanding of your projected outcome.