There are many great ways for people to fight the signs of aging and look their best. When you meet with a skilled New Orleans plastic surgeon, these options can be discussed in great detail, allowing you to make the most well-informed decision about your various choices for aesthetic enhancement. We’d like to look at two particularly popular options for facial rejuvenation: dermal fillers and fat transfer.
Alternatives to Facial Plastic Surgery
If you want to look your best, you can turn to facial plastic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation at our practice to get great results. The non-surgical treatments have been gaining in popularity over the years since the results are often comparable to surgery but require none of the downtime and have few complications associated with them. Dermal fillers and fat transfer are particularly popular, and though they are similar, they differ in some important ways.
About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers refers to a group of cosmetic injections that are use to enhance the volume of the injection site. Some common fillers that you may have heard of in the past include collagen and Restylane®. When injected, these solutions will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add fullness to the face. Since there are many fillers on the market, the best one for your needs will be determined by a skilled plastic surgeon serving New Orleans.
How is a dermal filler injection performed?
The treatment is pretty straightforward: you come to the practice, you sit back, you relax, and the surgeon administers the injections. That’s all there is to it. You’re up and out the door at the end of the treatment and ready to return to work.
About Fat Transfer Injections
Fat transfer injections are similar to dermal fillers in that the injections add volume to the injection site. What’s different is that the filler is actually just the patient’s fat, which has been removed from one part of the body and placed in another. Many fat transfer candidates will have a little excess fat around the abdominal area or the buttocks, which the surgeon will harvest and place accordingly.
How is a fat transfer injection performed?
During a fat transfer injection, liposuction is first performed to harvest some of the fat. The fat is then agitated and purified in a safe setting to avoid contaminants. This purified fat is then injected into the treatment area, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and adding fullness to the patient’s face.
Various Factors to Consider
One reason why fat transfer is preferable to dermal fillers for some patients is that the fat comes directly from the patient. There is little chance of allergic reactions or adverse affects to the fat injection. Patients also have the benefit of undergoing a little targeted fat reduction, and any excess fat can be stored in case a patient would like a repeat treatment at a later date.
Learn More About Cosmetic Injections and Aesthetic Enhancement
If you would like to learn more about fat transfer injections, dermal filler injections, and your many other options for facial enhancement and rejuvenations, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery center serving New Orleans today. The entire team is eager to discuss these matters with you in more detail so you can make the best and most informed decision about your needs and goals.