If you’ve got areas of your body with lost volume due to aging or some other cause, you may want to consider fat transfer or injections. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Carey Nease offers fat transfer and injection services to men and women in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville and neighboring communities of north Alabama.
What Are Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer, often referred to as fat grafting, is when fat cells are taken from somewhere on the body, typically the buttocks, thighs or abdominal area. The fat cells are then purified and injected into a different part of the body in need of added volume.
Another way to restore lost volume is with injections, such as the highly effective, well-respected line of Juvedérm® products. These hyaluronic-acid-based products include Juvéderm Voluma® XC, which specifically targets the cheeks, Juvéderm Volbella® XC, designed to add youthful fullness to the lips, and Juvéderm Vollure® XC, which helps soften even severe nasolabial folds, commonly called smile lines or laugh lines.
In fat grafting, the removed fat is most often applied to the face and hands, and sometimes to the body, such as adding volume to the breasts during breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery.
How Much Do Fat Transfer and Injections Cost in North Alabama and Huntsville area?
Costs for fat transfer treatments at Nease Cosmetic Surgery typically fall between $2,500 and $4,000. The cost of fat grafting can vary from person to person, depending on the extent of the procedure performed and a number of other variables. During your initial consultation, your specific treatment plan will be determined and an accurate cost can be given to you at that time.
Many insurance companies do not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures. In an effort to keep patient procedures as affordable as possible, we offer complimentary consultations along with a variety of payment methods. We accept cash, major credit cards and financing through CareCredit®.
What Are the Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat grafting has many benefits, and most patients are very excited about their results. Some of the most commonly experienced benefits include:
- Can be used to repair deformed contours from other surgeries, trauma or breast reconstruction
- Fat grafting can be used to fill and lift areas of lost skin volume in the face
- Almost no risk of allergic reaction since the body’s own tissues are being used
- Removes unwanted pockets of fatty tissue from other places on the body
- Natural looking, long-lasting results
Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injections?
Good candidates for fat transfer must have enough fat accumulation for some to be easily removed. You must also be a good candidate for surgery and have no current or past medical issues that would interfere with the body’s natural ability to heal.
What is Fat Transfer and Injections Recovery Like?
Recovery time after a fat transfer will vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the fat grafting, how much fat is needed and in which areas the harvested fat is being placed.
Generally speaking, you should expect to be away from work and unavailable for most social activities for at least a week or two. Even then, certain activities such as exercise, may be limited for several more weeks.
The swelling will initially mask the appearance of your true results, but over time, will gradually disappear. For an optimal outcome in the shortest time possible, read and follow any post-op instructions given to you after the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about fat grafting or other fat transfer procedures offered at Nease Cosmetic Surgery, contact us to schedule a private, complimentary consultation with Dr. Nease. We’re proud to provide transformational cosmetic services to men and women in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville and neighboring areas of north Alabama.