Fat Injections

What is the purpose of fat injection?

Fat injections make an area fuller, less hollow or more smooth. It is usually completed on the face.

What are the outcomes of fat injections?

Patients will notice a rejuvenated, smoother appearance.*

How is the fat injection procedure performed?

Fat is harvested from the belly, prepared and then carefully injected into depressed areas (such as in the cheeks or lips, or beneath the eyes).

What are alternative options to fat injections?

Other options include using soft tissue fillers, some of which are permanent and some are temporary.

What is the recovery for fat injections?

Fat injections are performed as an outpatient procedure. Swelling and bruising can persist for 1-3 weeks. Makeup can be worn several days after surgery for camouflage.

What are the common side effects of fat injections?

Side effects include asymmetry; lumpiness, which is usually made better with massage; or under-correction.

*Individual results may vary

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about Fat Injections, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (636) 812-4300 to schedule a consultation with Chesterfield Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Judith Gurley.