Dr. John Burroughs of Springs Aesthetics offers fat transfer and injections for men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock, and other areas of Colorado. Fat transfer and injections are used to enhance areas of the face and body using your own excess fat. With over 20 years experience in ophthalmic plastic surgery, Dr. Burroughs travels around the world, teaching injection best practices and techniques.
What Are Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections use fat from your body and are a great way to volumize age-related, deficient areas of the face. Dr. Burroughs also offers fat transfer breast augmentation to add fullness and fat transfer to the breast to correct any irregularities, such as dimples or asymmetry.
How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injections Cost?
The average cost of fat transfer and injections is determined on a patient-by-patient basis. Dr. Burroughs can best provide this information during your consultation. Springs Aesthetics offers financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
How Are Fat Transfer and Injections Performed?
Depending how your own fat is processed, it can even work well in the lower eyelids to fill in the hollow tear troughs or in the brows to restore their youthful fullness and positions over the orbital rim. This fat can be harvested from the neck, abdomen, or even the thighs. Other areas of the face can also be treated, including: temples, cheeks, lips, nose, and the jawline. Fat transfer and injections can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.
Is Fat Transfer and Injections Better Than Dermal Fillers?
An advantage over dermal fillers is that the injected fat won’t cause the blue Tyndall effect.
What Are the Risks Associated with Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer is generally safe, like dermal fillers, but can carry risk of intravascular injection or even blindness. To make it safer, cannulas are used for the injection. Over-filling of some areas is typically needed to account for some natural resorption of the transferred fat. In areas of high facial movement there is a greater chance that fat will need to be re-injected. If a patient has undergone fat transfer, there is a risk of the fat growing if they undergo substantial weight gain.
What is Recovery Like After Fat Transfer and Injections?
Recovery is minimal after fat transfer and injections. You will have an area of your body where the fat was harvested that will need some time to heal.
How Long Will Fat Transfer and Injections Results Last?
In general, in areas of low facial movement, much of the fat can last three to five years or longer.
For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians. To learn more about fat transfer and injections, contact us today to schedule a consultation.