Fat injections can be used to fill indentations or reduce the appearance of acne scars and contribute to a more youthful appearance. The relatively quick procedure performed at our Orange County center involves the extraction of fat cells from other areas of your body, like the thighs or buttocks. The fat cells are then sterilized and prepared to be injected in the designated areas.
Can I benefit from fat injections?
To find out if you are a good candidate for fat injections, schedule a time to talk with one of our Orange County surgeons about the look you want. The doctor will examine you and give you realistic expectations about what you can achieve with fat injections. In general, you might be a fit for fat injections if any of the following apply to you:
- You have laugh lines on your face
- You suffer from acne scars or indentations on your body
- Your cheeks are sunken in
What can I expect after the procedure?
After your procedure, you’ll notice immediate results. In fact, the injection area will even look too puffy at first. After a few days, the bruising and swelling will go down. You will be able to resume normal activities very quickly but should avoid sun exposure until the swelling is gone. The injected fat will reabsorb after a few months, so secondary injections might be necessary to maintain the look you want.