Fat injection has many applications and is widely used in cosmetic procedures. Fat injections can be used to enhance and add volume to different areas of the body. Fat injections are preferred by the majority of our patients because it is safe, less invasive, the results are long lasting, and the effects are usually very natural.
Fat injections involve harvesting fat from the patient’s own body. The fat is then washed and purified before it is re-injected into the body using specially designed needles into areas where fat has diminished. Fat injections need to be repeated several times in order to achieve maximum results. Patients in Cleveland, OH who are looking into augmenting or adding volume to certain parts of their bodies can benefit from fat injections.
What is a fat injection procedure like for patients?
All patients in Cleveland, OH who are considering getting fat injection will be seen in consultation with Dr.Totonchi to determine if they are candidates for fat injections. During this consultation, Dr.Totonchi will use this opportunity to provide the patient with all the information that they will need regarding fat injections or other procedures and to set realistic expectations.
Fat injections or fat grafting procedures performed in our certified facilities in Cleveland, OH are done either using a local anesthetic or general anesthesia. Fat will be harvested using a special cannula and once the desired amount of fat for the fat injection is obtained, it is then purified. The fat will then be re-injected into the areas, which need augmentation, and this is done several times until the desired result is achieved. The fat injection areas will then be massaged to achieve the desired contour. Dressings will be applied to the area and patients will be given instructions for postoperative care. It is normal for patients to experience a slight swelling and bruising in the area, but this will gradually disappear in approximately two weeks after the fat injection procedure.
What are the benefits of fat injections over other cosmetic procedures for patients?
Patients are realizing the benefits of fat injections, making this procedure very popular. Compared to other synthetic dermal fillers, fat injections are well tolerated by the body, which allows renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Totonchi to include it in various cosmetic procedures. It provides long lasting, very natural looking results and fat injection procedures are proven safe. Fat injection eliminates the risks of toxicity and allergic reactions present in other synthetic fillers. A fat injection done in our certified facilities in Cleveland, Lyndhurst and Westlake is a very effective alternative to dermal fillers and can be used to change a patient’s body contour. Fat injections may also be effective in reducing the appearance of scars, filling in skin depressions caused by liposuction, and a rejuvenating treatment for patient’s hands and face.
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