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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Weston, Florida
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Fat Transfer

Because our population is aging more and more formats are being developed to assist in reducing the signs of aging. There are many synthetic injectable substances now available that can be used to reduce fine line wrinkles and deep folds. However, if you are not comfortable with these products there is an alternative that Dr. Charles Messa offers.

This is a procedure where your own body fat from areas where you desire to reduce fat, abdomen, hips or other regions, can be taken and then injected into areas you wish to restore attractive contours, such as cheeks, chin, under-eye area, lips, and nasolabial folds.

How does Fat Transfer work?

Fat transfer requires three steps.
The first step involves the gentle liposuction of excess fat (such as that found in the abdomen, hips or thighs).
The second step involves the isolation and preparation of the fat cells.
The third and final step involves the injection of the fat cells into the targeted areas of the face (i.e., the fat cell transplantation).

Who are good Candidates for Fat Injections

Facial fat injections can eliminate aspects of facial “wear and tear” that often appear with age, such as smile lines, frown lines, marionette lines (running from the sides of the mouth down to the chin), wrinkles and furrows, and hollows in the face (such as under the eyes or under the cheekbones). Lips that have lost volume may also be treated through fat transfer as can scars or depressions in the face from scars (such as those from acne). Individuals with one or more of these conditions may be good candidates for fat transfer. When you meet with Dr. Messa he will confirm if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

Facial fat sculpting offers several major benefits. In addition to correcting problems of the aging face fat transfer is natural. The material used is not from an animal, or a cadaver, or a synthetic product. It’s also versatile; the fat can be used for many facial imperfections, including scars and depressions in the skin. The effects of facial fat sculpting are very long-lasting — facial fat injections last significantly longer than cosmetic injectables such as collagen, Restylane®, and Juvéderm. Facial fat sculpting is safe and there are no allergic reactions to worry about, because the fat is from your own body.

Fat transfer injection is also an excellent complement to facial resurfacing procedures, such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, and to BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

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