Fat Injections

Fat injection, also referred to as fat grafting or fat transplant, provides an alternative to artificial dermal filler materials. When used for volume enhancement for the face, fat injection can reduce wrinkles and creases and fill in areas of lost volume resulting from age, injury, surgery or other causes. Fat injection is also being used to enhance areas other than the face, including the buttocks and breasts. Because this procedure uses the patient’s own fat, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.

Candidates for fat injection are generally healthy, do not smoke and have realistic expectations for improvement. Though fat injection is a very successful procedure, it is often best seen as a complement to other, more current aging face treatments. The best results are often achieved with a combination of fat transfer and a minor surgical procedure.
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Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech perform fat injection procedures on an outpatient basis at their JCAHO accredited office-based surgery facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery of New York City. The procedure is typically completed in under an hour and may be performed with local anesthesia. Fat is first harvested from an area of excess on the body, such as the outside of the leg or the stomach. This is performed using a very small cannula and gentle liposuction techniques. The harvested fat is then prepared and reinjected into areas of the face.

NYC Fat Grafting Anti-Aging Treatments

There is minimal downtime or recovery associated with fat injection. Some minor swelling or bruising may occur which typically resolves within 48 hours. Most patients experience little discomfort. Work and other normal activities can often be resumed the same or next day.

There is some controversy regarding the duration of results with fat injection. Some claim that the fat can remain for years while others say it only lasts for a few months.

Plastic Surgery from Head to Toe

At Gotham Plastic Surgery, we create custom treatment plans that combine minimally-invasive techniques and advanced technology to help patients achieve the best version of themselves. Our unique NatraFace™ approach addresses both restorative and transformative changes.

Gotham’s expert physicians perform advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures that smooth the skin around the eyes to give patients a refreshed look. Our custom NatraEye™ technique combines the use of chemical peels, lasers, eyelash enhancement, and injectables with precision procedures, including:

Our esteemed surgeons utilize the NatraNose™ technique to bring together innovative artistry and unparalleled skill to deliver results that look natural, improve nasal function, and help achieve each patient’s aesthetic goals.

Regardless of your aesthetic goals, Gotham has the skill and technique required for the breast procedure that suits you. Whether adding symmetry or restoring the breast following a mastectomy, Gotham provides patients with enhanced feminine contours and improved body proportions.

Patients from all over the world have undergone amazing body transformation at Gotham, enjoying slimmer bodies with satisfying contours. Our advanced physicians apply their skill and expert technique to precisely sculpt other areas of the body, including the cheeks, chin, buttocks, hips, love handles, knees, upper arms, thighs, and even the neck.

Known for our flawless techniques and a range of skincare options, Gotham Plastic Surgery has all the tools necessary for complete, natural, and comprehensive rejuvenation. As part of a customized treatment plan, these procedures can be performed standalone or in combination with surgical procedures for even more impressive results.

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