Patients in the Jupiter, FL area seeking the latest innovations in fat transfers and injections to restore youthfulness are turning to Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon in Jupiter, FL. Dr. Koger offers specialized care to provide you with immediate, natural-looking results.
What is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer is a procedure that removes unwanted fat from the patient’s body and injects the fat into a different region of the body or face. Instead of artificial dermal fillers, the patient’s own fat is used instead to rejuvenate the face, neck or hands. This procedure is commonly used to plump lips that appear thin, smooth wrinkles or reduce the appearance of small scars.
Dr. Koger personalizes the procedure to each patient, depending on how they intend to look once the operation is complete. A fat transfer can offer a more youthful, refreshed appearance that will boost your self-confidence.
The Best Candidates for Fat Transfers
Anyone who wishes to reverse the signs of aging without undergoing plastic surgery may be a candidate for fat transfers. It is an appealing option for those who feel self-conscious about fine lines and wrinkles, lack of volume or other facial imperfections.
Planning Your Fat Transfer
There is very little preparation required to undergo a fat transfer. However, if you have had any other kind of injection in the past four months or you are taking medications, it is imperative that you consult with your doctor prior to your procedure.
The Fat Transfer Procedure
This procedure only takes approximately one to three hours, depending on the extent of your treatment. A fat transfer involves using a small cannula to suction fat from areas, such as your buttocks, thighs or abdomen. This fat will then be injected directly in the area of your face or body that you wish to enhance. Dr. Koger will consult with you regarding this procedure, as well as your expectations for the outcome.
Types of Anesthesia
Most commonly an outpatient procedure, fat transfers are typically performed using general or a local anesthesia. It is important that you arrange for someone to drive you home after your treatment and that you avoid strenuous activities.
How Much Does a Fat Transfer Cost?
The cost of fat injections or transfers varies, depending on the extent of cosmetic treatment necessary to achieve the best results. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. We offer financing options via CareCredit®.
After Your Fat Transfer
You can expect some swelling, soreness and bruising for a period of two to four weeks after your fat injection procedure. You also may need to wear bandages, but you can expect to return to normal life as soon as the next day. Avoid strenuous activity and heed any special directions you may be given.
If you live in or around West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach or anywhere in Palm Beach County, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform a fat transfer injection, contact Dr. Koger at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, FL,today, to set up a complimentary consultation.