Can fat injections be permanent? What are some options.

Fat injections (fat transfer / fat grafting / fat augmentation) can be “permanent”. One thing to realize is that fat injections and anything in life aren’t necessarily permanent and forever.  Fat injection results can last many years if done right.  Just like the fat that you had when you were younger, they eventually went away after a while as you aged.  This same process will eventually happen to the fat that you have injected.  Over many years, the fat will get metabolized as you age but the results may last for 10 years or more.  Another option of volumizing is through facial implants.  Silicone is the most common implant that people place within the face and these implants can last essentially forever.  Facial implants (silicone implants / cheek implants / jaw implants / facial implantation / chin implants) are more of a permanent option but the drawbacks are having a foreign material placed within your face and it does require more incisions and likely recovery time than fat injections.  If you can handle the idea of putting something foreign into your face this is a great option.  Silicone implants have been placed into thousands of patients around the world and has an excellent track record for safety.  You can see more on fat injections on my website and youtube account.

I refined an amazing volumizing procedure called “the YoungLift”. This is an innovative technique that volumizes your face to bring out the younger and natural you without looking like you had something done. This is not a facelift and requires no incisions. Only pinpoint puncture sites are used and these heal imperceptibly. The YoungLift can be done without general anesthesia and without drains, and large bandages. You also have a lot less downtime and discomfort compared with traditional facelift procedures. I employ the very best techniques from around the world into one volumizing procedure and I use my internationally acclaimed understanding of facial beauty to create the youthful volume you once had.

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Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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