Fat Injections

Advances in cosmetic surgery have made it possible to fill in facial wrinkles and add volume to the face by transferring your own fat cells from another location on your body. Dr. George Landis offers this revolutionary procedure, called fat transfer, to rejuvenate your face. During this procedure, Dr. Landis harvests donor fat from another area of the body and transplants the fat to the face to fill in lines, rejuvenate the eyes, and improve the facial contours. Many of his patients prefer this natural alternative to dermal fillers.

Fat Transfer Can:

  • Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
  • Add volume and fullness to sagging facial tissues including around the eyes
  • Augment and contour the lips
  • Create a more youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance

Our Customized Approach

During your consultation, Dr. Landis will assess if you are a candidate for a fat transfer procedure. One critical piece of criteria that is used to determine candidacy is whether you have ample donor fat in another area of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs. After performing a thorough exam, Dr. Landis will recommend what procedures would be best to address your cosmetic concerns. Dr. Landis will provide a detailed individual approach based on your unique anatomy to achieve optional results.

Day of Treatment

Fat transfer procedures are completed in two stages. First, Dr. Landis will determine the best harvest area to use for the procedure. Once this has been determined, an anesthetic will be used on the donor area to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Landis will strategically create a small incision and carefully extract fat using liposuction techniques. Once Dr. Landis is confident that enough fat has been obtained, he will purify the fat by utilizing a centrifuge or a filter to remove impurities. The fat will get transferred into small syringes to prepare for facial injections.

The face will be cleansed, and a numbing cream will be applied to reduce discomfort. Dr. Landis will then methodically inject the fat into the areas of concern until the desired correction has been achieved.

Fat Transfer Recovery

There is minimal downtime associated with fat transfer procedures. It is normal to experience temporary bruising and swelling the first week post procedure. These symptoms will resolve within two weeks. Dr. Landis will provide complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions. He will monitor and advise when patients can gradually resume their daily activities including exercise.

Fat Transfer in Plymouth, MN: Frequently Asked Questions

Use your fat to rejuvenate your face from brow to chin. Fat transfer typically targets the same areas as dermal fillers. Dr. Landis commonly uses fat to smooth wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, to fill in hollows, and to rebuild contours in the cheeks.

Fat lasts considerably longer than fillers. Many of our Minneapolis fat transfer patients will enjoy their results for years after treatment. Initially, patients experience some fat loss as the transferred fat integrates into the facial tissues. After this initial loss, the remaining fat provides long-lasting rejuvenation. Dr. Landis accounts for fat loss when determining how much fat to transfer during your procedure.

We obtain fat from your own body using a quick liposuction procedure. Our experts harvest fat from any area with excess, commonly including the hips, waist, and abdomen. We’ll remove, prepare, and implant this fat all in the same day.

Downtime is minimal after fat transfer. Most patients miss less than a week of work and return to many of their normal activities in a few days. The amount of time you’ll need to take off from work will depend on the extent of your procedure and your profession. Patients with desk jobs may be ready to return to work in a few days, while those with physically demanding work may need additional time off.

To ensure a comfortable treatment experience, patients receive sedation during surgery. The medications we use can impair your ability to drive. We ask patients to arrange for a responsible adult to drive them home after surgery.

We want our patients to feel comfortable during their treatments. Dr. Landis uses sedation as needed and numbing medications for your comfort. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during and after their procedure.

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