Free Fat Injections: Preparing for a Microlipoinjection Procedure

Millions of people have turned to liposuction to remove unwanted fat and work toward a slimmer and more contoured body, but removing fat isn’t always the solution to cosmetic issues! Many people actually want to inject more fat strategically into the body in order to improve imperfections like wrinkles, thin lips, sunken cheeks, acne scars, and more. This process, known as a microlipoinjection or free fat injection, makes it possible to sculpt your appearance and restore youthfulness to your face.

How Is A Microlipoinjection Done?

A microlipoinjection involves taking fat from a donor area and then injecting that fat into the recipient site. Both sites are cleaned and treated with a local anesthesia before the fat is withdrawn using a cannula attached to a suction device. The fat is then prepared and injected into the recipient site with another needle. It is very similar to receiving a dermal filler, but your own fat is used instead of hyaluronic acid or other ingredients.

Be Prepared For Overfilling

Overfilling is done purposefully during every microlipoinjection procedure – and dermal filler treatment as well! – in order to allow for fat absorption in the weeks after your treatment. Without this overfilling, the injected fat will settle without fully doing its job. Though your treated area may look swollen or puffy after your treatment, this effect will gradually settle and be replaced by attractive results.

Is There a Recovery Period Involved in Microlipoinjection?

Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately after a free fat injection, though you can expect minor swelling, bruising, and redness at both your donor and recipient site. If you undergo a more extensive treatment on a larger area, it is best to minimize your activities for a day in order to give your body the chance to recover.

What Are the Results of Fat Transfers?

After any swelling and overfilling disappear, your free fat injection will help your treated area look fuller, younger, and healthier. As long as a talented and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Marc Polecritti completes your procedure, you can trust that your results will appear entirely natural and help you look like the best version of yourself.

Call (352) 606-4754 to make an appointment with Dr. Polecritti at The Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery in Spring Hill, Florida. In the hands of an expert, this innovative treatment will give you long-term results that you love.