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Larger isn’t always necessarily better, but these days, augmentations are all the rage. While liposuction is the number one cosmetic procedure in Chicago, IL, another cosmetic procedure has been giving lipo a run for its money – fat injections.

fat injections

New studies show that fat injections are quickly becoming more popular than liposuction, and since they are all-natural, the risks associated with transferring fat are much smaller than those associated with traditional implants.

Fat transfers are popular for several reasons. First, they involve removing unwanted fat from an area on the body such as the abdomen or thighs, where the patient might not want it, and it is purified and transferred to another area for enhancement, such as the buttocks or breasts.

As we age, even the tightest of physiques undergo changes. Features that were once tight and toned, end up sagging, which can leave anyone to feel self conscious about their bodies. With the revolutionary fat implant procedure, this problem can be taken care of quickly and easily.

Figures show that the number of women who have opted for fat transfer has increased by 13 percent in just one year. Fat can be transferred to more areas than just the breasts and buttocks as well, including the thighs, hands and even cheeks.

Fat transfer surgery can be performed on both women and men for all kinds of reasons. Some are purely cosmetic while others are for corrective surgery. Chicago patients who have asymmetrical breasts or buttocks, damaged or crooked noses, wrinkles, or low cheek bones can benefit from this cosmetic treatment as well.

Here are some common ways in which fat transfer surgery can benefit Chicago patients:

  • Fill in wrinkles and fine lines
  • Enhance the breasts
  • Augment the buttocks
  • Create more contour in the hips
  • Plump up thin lips
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Reduce appearance of sunken eyes or cheeks
  • Provide symmetry for a crooked or damaged nose

Ideal fat injection patients have realistic expectations. While the results can be long-lasting, they are not permanent and repeated treatments may be necessary. Depending on the area that is to be treated, the procedure will last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. Patients can return home right after the surgery and most activity can resume within two days.  There is also no specific age that will determine whose fat transfer injection treatments will produce better results, but typically, patients who have lost skin elasticity and volume will see much more dramatic results.

If you have considered fat injections for the body or face, turn to experienced  Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Otto Placik to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.



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