Who is a suitable candidate for fat transfer? NYC dermatologist explains

There is a common misperception that skin stretches with age. In truth, sags and wrinkles are largely caused by loss of facial volume as bone and muscles shrink, and natural fat pads diminish. Youthful rounded contours make way for hollows, angles, and folds. Fat transfer can be a long-lasting solution for many NYC women and men.

Understanding the technique

Fat transfer involves removing fat from areas where there is excess, and processing it. The fat is then injected it into facial regions to restore lost volume and smooth wrinkles. Advantages of this method include:

  • Patient safety – Since your own tissue is used, there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
  • Combination approach – Many patients choose fat transfer, in conjunction with liposuction on abdomen, thighs, or other parts of the body.
  • Minimally invasive – There is no cutting, sutures, or scarring at fat implantation sites.
  • Natural looking – By replacing “like with like,” results look like you.
  • Long-term improvement – While some of the injected fat cells die and are naturally flushed through the body’s lymphatic system, most thrive in their new location. That means results last several years, rather than several months with synthetic fillers.
  • Versatile – Fat transfer is not just for the face. It can be used on backs of hands and any other areas where additional volume or symmetry is needed.

The good candidate for fat transfer

Most individuals can consider fat transfer. Because autologous fat is used, there is no risk of rejection, and no possibility of drug interaction. Women and men are taking advantage of this technique for smoother, more youthful facial contours and wrinkle reduction.

During an unhurried consultation, Dr. Ostad listens to your goals and explains options, to determine if fat transfer is the best choice for your situation. Call our NYC office today at 646-798-9494 to schedule.


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