Fat Injections

  • This procedure is being used by Dr. Fanous to enhance the cheeks, augment the lips, correct facial wrinkles and correct body deformities or depressions.
  • A needle attached to a syringe is inserted into any area which has a thick layer of fat such as in the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, knees, etc.
  • Fat cells are aspirated into the syringe, then carefully injected into the area to be treated.
  • This process may need to be repeated for an optimum result. There are no problems of rejection or allergic reactions.
  • Part of the transplanted fat tends to shrink. This is why more fat volume than needed is usually injected. A second fat injection may be needed in the future.
  • What happens after?
  • Most patients experience some bruising and minimal discomfort. However, the swelling may last for a few weeks.
  • Most patients resume normal activity or return to work within a few days following surgery.
  • It takes up to six months before the final result of surgery is apparent. However, a vast majority of patients are functional and presentable in 2 to 3 weeks.

Anesthesia

In general, local anesthesia with sedation is used.

Risks

There are risks as in any surgical procedure, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, skin irregularities, resorption of the fat, etc.

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