Fat Transfers

Add Back Volume to Your Face and Hands

Noninvasive fat transfers – or micro-lipo injection – add volume to the skin in the face and hands, giving you a more rested, youthful appearance. 

Using your body’s unwanted fat, Dr. Marvel can stop the clock and eliminate crow’s feet, laugh lines and ridges that appear as a normal part of aging. Along with improving the skin’s appearance and reversing the signs of aging, fat transfers can repair and reconstruct skin that has been damaged by trauma or surgery.

Even if you feel like a kid at heart, your face and hands may not look the part. Facial lines and wrinkles are unavoidable consequences of exposure to the elements, as well as smiling, frowning and squinting. As elastin and collagen fibers break down over time, your skin can develop a haggard, tired appearance.

How Do Fat Transfers Work

First, Dr. Marvel must harvest unwanted fat from your hips, thighs or abdomen using liposuction. Next, a centrifuge removes blood and other non-fat components from the harvested fat. Finally, the concentrated fat is injected into the areas targeted for treatment. You should expect very little downtime following the fat transfer. The injections to your face or hands take only a few minutes, allowing you to return to your daily activities quickly.

When you use synthetic dermal fillers to eliminate wrinkles and lines, there’s a chance you will experience an allergic reaction to the filler. Since your body’s fat is acting as the dermal filler in a fat transfer, there’s no chance of a similar complication. What’s more, dermal fillers break down in the body so they must be repeated every few months.

Body fat transfers usually last much longer. Research shows that 80 percent of the transferred fat remains in the body three months following the procedure. Fat transfers also cost less than procedures using synthetic dermal fillers. That’s because you’re only paying for the service, not the product.

As one of the most respected cosmetic surgeons in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Dr. Marvel has done fat transfers for hundreds of men and women, and you can see before-and-after photos of real patients. Contact our office to find out more about fat transfer or to schedule a consultation.