How Safe Is Fat Transfer?

In La Jolla

By Nasrin Mani, M.D.

Fat transfer can yield amazing results. This cosmetic treatment also comes with many benefits. But how safe, exactly, is fat transfer?

Fat transfer is a rejuvenating procedure that restores dwindling facial volume using your own fat cells. Fat tissue is taken from another area on your body, such as the:

Once the fat tissue is harvested, it is then re-injected into the target facial areas.

Because this treatment option utilizes your own body tissue, patients can avoid adverse affects. Many patients feel more secure using fat transfer, as they do not have to worry about a possible allergic reaction when compared to other injectables. Another safety aspect that makes fat transfer so appealing is the duration of the results. Even though 65 percent of injected fat will be reabsorbed into the body within a few months of the initial injection, roughly 35 percent can last for years. Ultimately, this can reduce the need for multiple more invasive treatments.

This procedure is natural, versatile, long lasting and safe.

However, to fully determine if fat transfer is right for you, our experienced team will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. Together, we will work to formulate your personalized treatment plan to help you get the youthful, beautiful results you want to achieve.

If you’re in the San Diego area and would like to learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, give our office a call at 1-(858) 225-8380 to schedule your initial consultation.

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