One of the best ways to fill in laugh lines, crow’s feet and other creases around your face is using your own fat, in a technique called fat grafting or fat injection. Dr. Humberto Palladino of Southwest Plastic Surgery is able to skillfully extract fat from another area of your body and re-inject it into your facial features that need healthy volume. The results are natural-looking, long-lasting and beautiful. To discuss your personal cosmetic goals and needs, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Palladino at his plastic surgery practice.
Am I a Candidate for Fat Injections?
You are likely a good candidate for fat injections if you have a sufficient amount of “donor fat” in another area of your body (e.g., abdomen, thighs) to fill in the lines and wrinkles of your face. If you do not have enough donor fat, you may need to gain some weight prior to treatment. The details can be smoothed out, so to speak, during a personal consultation with Dr. Palladino at his practice. He will discuss his approach and techniques in great detail, assess your own unique needs and explain how to prepare for treatment.
The Procedure – What to Expect
Fat injections are performed on an outpatient basis. It is a two-step process. First, Dr. Palladino extracts the fat from a donor area of your body using liposuction techniques. Once it’s extracted, the fat is cleansed, purified and prepared for reinjection. Then, Dr. Palladino injects it into the areas of your face that need healthy volume and contours. He can use fat injections to fill depressions in your skin, revise scars and revive the vitality of your hands or face. He approaches each fat grafting case with an eye for artistry, giving you a balanced and harmonious result.
Fat injections are better tolerated than other fillers because they are completely natural. Therefore, the risk of complications is low. Your recovery should be quick, with minimal swelling and bruising. It’s advised that you avoid putting any pressure on the treatment areas (both the donor site and your face) as they heal. Dr. Palladino will follow up with you to ensure your healing is progressing smoothly.
The price for Fat Injections to the face starts at $1,500 and increases depending on the amount of areas to be treated.
Learn More about Fat Injections
When you look good, you feel good. To learn more about how fat grafting can restore healthy volume to your facial appearance, schedule a consultation with El Paso cosmetic surgeon Humberto Palladino.
10175 Gateway Blvd. West - Suite 210
El Paso, TX 79925
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El Paso, TX 77912