Male Fat Injections Gallery
With age, the body loses fat in certain areas. The deflated and drawn appearance can be even more evident in men who are very athletic. Over time, the body can lose some of its ability to produce collagen, which results in sagging skin. Over the past number of years, more and more men have been taking advantage of the cosmetic and restorative procedures that once were considered a “woman’s domain,” including using your own natural fat as injections as an anti-aging treatment.
Natural fat injections work to restore lost volume and recontour the face. Having a pleasing, youthful face can greatly enhance your social life and help advance your career – and Dr. Sullivan, our board-certified plastic surgeon, can help.
Why Choose Dr. Sullivan?
How do you choose a surgeon you can trust? Dr. Sullivan has well over 15 years experience with using the patient’s own fat to restore volume and artistically create a more natural facial appearance. Dr. Sullivan is well known around the world for the natural appearance he is able to create, which means as a patient, you will never look overdone, over injected, or as if you were operated on.
The number of fat injections Dr. Sullivan has performed is in the thousands. He has developed specialized instrumentation, with the help of the Micrins company, for both harvesting the fat and placing the fat in very defined areas to give the result that he has planned.
Not all surgeons have been well trained to perform fat injections in a way where the fat stays alive and the patient does not appear overdone. We have all seen people who look overdone. That is the fault of the surgeon doing the surgery, but this does NOT mean there is a problem with fat injections. Patients must be very cautious when choosing the right surgeon for this procedure.
How can you avoid getting the wrong surgeon? Make sure you ask to see a lot of their results and make sure they are truly the surgeon’s own results.
How Male Fat Injections Can Improve Facial Appearance
There are a number of problem areas that can be improved with fat injections:
- Specific defined areas of the cheeks that have lost volume making them look hollow and drawn and leaving you looking old and tired even when you are well-rested or healthy.
- Circles below the lower eyelids that make people look tired.
- A jawline that has lost definition and needs a more defined youthful appearance.
- Lips that have lost volume, causing them to look thin and pinched. Dr. Sullivan will always make sure this creates a natural look.
- Deep creases and wrinkles, or “laugh lines.”
- Corners of the mouth.
Fat Injections vs. Non-invasive Injectable Fillers
Yes, there are many non-surgical, injectable dermal fillers that can be used to add volume and reshape some of these areas, and the fact that they are done in the office makes these fillers an appealing option. However, they are temporary “fixes,” and must be replenished approximately every six months to a year, whereas your own fat injections come from you and continue to be part of you – naturally.
This does not mean that fat injections will slow the aging process. However, because stem cells are part of the components in the cleansed fat we use in the injections, there is ongoing research to further evaluate the long-term aesthetic effects of fat injections as an anti-aging treatment.
Skin improvement seems to be another one of the advantages of your own fat as fat injections over the fillers that come out of a box.
Your own fat, if done very well by an expert, highly experienced surgeon is the best material for treating the circles under the eyes. Dr. Sullivan strongly recommends that patients are not treated with synthetic fillers in this area.
The Procedure for Male Fat Injections
Our specialized technique for fat injections is typically performed at the out patient surgery center. Using a gentle liposuction like technique, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sullivan, will harvest fat from an area of the body that has adequate fat to offer, usually the thighs.
- This fat is then specially prepared, so the most important components of the fatty tissue remain.
- A local anesthetic is used, so the procedure will be painless.
- The patient’s prepared fat is then injected into the desired site with very fine instruments developed by Dr. Sullivan; multiple careful injections are used to artistically shape and sculpt.
- We may gently massage the injection site to ensure proper distribution of the fat and make sure the treated area is completely smooth. With Dr. Sullivan’s technique we have not had problems with lumps or bumps.
Because the fat is taken from your own body, allergic reactions or rejection of the tissue has not been seen in our practice. Dr. Sullivan does not over inject fat, as fat survival with his technique has been very high. He puts in just the amount of fat needed. His experience of thousands of fat injections over more that 15 years has made this possible.
Typical Recovery from Male Fat Injections
There may be a day or so of discomfort, along with perhaps some bruising and swelling, as there might be at any injection site.
Most patients can return to work within three to five days. However, complete healing can take longer. This depends on the size of the recipient and donor sites and healing capacity of the individual.