Fat InjectionsFat Injections
The face ages not only with the laxity of the skin but also with loss of volume. We see this most commonly in the drawn, pursed appearance around the aging lips or the hollowness in the aging cheeks. Filling these areas out with fat grafting or other facial fillers returns a nice, youthful plumpness to the face and a healthier, more vigorous appearance.
Many facial fillers are available to diminish facial lines or to add volume to specific facial features. Fat is one of these fillers. For Fat Injections and Fat Grafting, Dr. Maxwell will harvest fat from the abdomen or hips and separate out the solid fatty portion. This fat is then injected through little tubes into the desired facial area. The lips, mouth and cheeks are all popular areas for fat injection. Because the tissue used is all yours, allergic reactions are avoided, and 20 to 40 percent of the injected fat remains permanently in the soft tissues of the face. Unfortunately, up to 80 percent of the fat will dissipate so multiple injections are needed to achieve permanent correction.
Other fillers on the market include: Restylane, Juvederm XC, Radiesse, Juvederm Voluma and Perlane. These products are used strategically to add volume to the nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, and around the mouth. There is an art and a science to performing these injections and attaining a natural look. At Maxwell Aesthetics, highly trained registered nurses, administer the injections of Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Radiesse. They strive to help our patients look refreshed and natural.