Enhance Your Facial Contours
A fat transfer performed by Dr. Stephen Greenberg at his offices serving Long Island, Manhattan and the greater New York City area, can restore lost definition to your face.
What Is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a simple and safe method primarily used for contouring the face and replacing lost skin tissue due to aging or scarring. Dr. Greenberg has many years of experience and training in fat transfer surgery.
During fat transfer surgery fat cells are transferred from one area of the body to another. As an alternative to collagen, Restylane and Perlance treatments, fat transfer is an alternative procedure used to fill in facial creases, wrinkles or other depressions in the skin caused by surgery, aging, acne or trauma. Fat transfer can also be used to refine, enhance and contour the lips, cheeks, jaw, brows and under the eyes. Since fat transfer uses your body's own tissues, generally, the body does not reject the cells. The result of fat transfer surgery is a soft and natural look. To learn more about the benefits of a fat transfer, please contact our Long Island practice today.
Your Fat Transfer Consultation…
Dr. Greenberg will meet with you at either his New York City or Long Island office and discuss the details of the fat transfer procedure. Upon examination, he will see if you are a good fat transfer candidate. Since fat transfers are done in small amounts at a time, Dr. Greenberg may suggest spreading out your fat transfer procedures over several treatments.
Your Fat Transfer Surgery…
Fat transfer surgery is done at one of Dr. Greenberg's state-of-the-art, fully accredited ambulatory surgery centers in either Manhattan or on Long Island. In most patients, the fat is obtained from the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen in a process similar to liposuction. Local anesthesia is used and only a small incision or puncture is required. Once the fat is harvested, excess oils and fluids are removed. The fat is then re-injected into the desired area through a tiny tube. Fat transfer surgery lasts 1-3 hours.
Fat Transfer Recovery…
Fat transfer incisions and punctures are barely noticeable. You may experience swelling, bruising and numbness in the incision/puncture areas. Most patients can return to work within seven days after the fat transfer surgery and can resume most normal activities in about two weeks. Since some fat is reabsorbed into the body, touch up fat transfers at a later date may be necessary. Fat transfer results vary from person to person but the corrections generally last several years or more.
If you are interested in learning more about fat transfer, contact our Long Island practice today.
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