Fat Injections

As we age, facial fat diminishes, which can cause wrinkles, creases and sunken cheeks and eyes. Through fat injections, fat can be restored to the areas of the face that have begun to deteriorate, returning volume and fullness to the face for a more youthful appearance. Fat injections can also be used to fill areas of the skin that have become depressed, such as scars, acne scars and birthmarks. Fat injections are a minimally invasive method for creating subtle changes to the skin, rejuvenating the face to combat the effects of aging.

Dr. Bob Basu is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in fat injections. His experience, combined with his sensitive approach to each person’s needs, makes him one of the top plastic surgeons in the Houston area, helping men and women throughout Texas look and feel confident and refreshed.

Contact us online or call our office today at 713-799-2278 to schedule a consultation at Basu Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in three centers throughout Houston.

Why Consider Fat Injections?

Fat injections can be beneficial for men and women looking to restore the youthful, energized appearance of their skin. Another benefit of the procedure is that it can simultaneously contour other areas of the body from which the fat is taken. This fat can then be injected into the face to improve various skin concerns, including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of fullness in the cheeks or eye areas
  • Uneven texture caused by acne scars, birthmarks or the aging process
  • Thinning or lost volume in the lips

How Much Do Fat Injections Cost?

The cost of fat injections can vary depending on your unique needs and goals. At Basu Plastic Surgery, we offer frequent special promotions for fat injections, as well as a variety of plastic surgery financing options to make your procedure as affordable as possible.

Your Fat Injection Options

Dr. Bob Basu will discuss your concerns and goals with you and will explain the details of the fat transfer process. There are also a number of injectable treatment options that you may want to consider to complement your fat injections, including:

  • BOTOX®: BOTOX® injections can target the root cause of lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.
  • JUVÉDERM®: JUVÉDERM® works by injecting hyaluronic acid, a substance that is already naturally occurring in the body, into the skin to reduce lines and wrinkles by mimicking the effects of collagen.
  • Lip enhancement: Fat injections may be used for lip enhancement, either alone or in combination with JUVÉDERM®.

Dr. Basu will work with you to help you decide which procedure might best help you achieve the look you want.

Your Fat Injection Procedure

The fat injection procedure involves harvesting fat from another body area through liposuction, then processing and injecting the fat into areas of the face or lips that require volume restoration. During your consultation, Dr. Basu will explain the details of the procedure and answer any questions you have about the fat transfer process.

Your Recovery & Results

Because everyone’s body heals differently, your recovery from a fat transfer can vary. Typically, however, most people notice the added volume and fullness to their face within 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure, as some swelling and bruising may occur. Because some liposuction is also a necessary part of the fat transfer process, it may be recommended that you limit your activity level for a few weeks post-op. Dr. Basu will provide you with thorough instructions to guide you through the recovery process to ensure maximum results.

Schedule Your Consultation

To take the first step toward achieving a younger, refreshed look through fat injections, contact us online or call our Houston office today at 713-799-2278.