Fat Injection | Sculptra | Voluma | Juvederm | Belotero | Botox
Injectables (Fat Injections)
Fat Injection techniques have been around for years but it took the advances by NYC Surgeon Sidney Coleman to identify how to make it successful. Coleman realized that it is critical for the surgeon to meticulously transfer small portions throughout an area rather than injecting large clumps in order to maximize the effectiveness. This key factor is vital to maximizing the percentage of fat that survives the injectables transfer. Dr. Schneider has been using this injectables technique since 1995 for fat transfer to the face, hands, breasts, buttocks, and other body regions.
The procedure is usually performed with the patient sedated in our AAAHC certified office surgical suite. A small amount of fat is harvested using liposuction technique and a very small cannula. The fat is carefully harvested with minimal suction to preserve its viability and then the fat is carefully washed and strained. We no longer use a centrifuge on the fat as we do not want to much pressure to harm the cells. With this accomplished, the fat is meticulously injected in very small aliquots throughout the area that Dr. Schneider intends to augment. Patients may have some bruising though this is rare and there is almost no postoperative discomfort.
Sculptra is the only injectable that works by stimulating the formation of the body’s own collagen. All other injectables function as a filler meaning their volume fills out the volume of the face. Because Sculptra modulates the formation of tissue collagen, it takes several weeks to see the result. Sculptra is usually used deep in the tissues to fill out their volume. However, when Sculptra is injected just under the skin, it causes the skin tone to be noticeably improved.
Patients typically require 2-3 Sculptra injectables treatments each separated by 6 weeks for patients to have the same effect as a full fat injection treatment. However, Sculptra is performed without the need for sedation in the operating suite and patients may immediately return to their normal activities. Patients usually see a benefit from Sculptra injectables for a minimum of 2 years.
Inectables (Juvederm | Voluma)
Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel that will fill out wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the lips, eyes, and mouth. We use Juvederm XC, to inject and fill out the wrinkles and folds directly. We also use Juvederm extensively for lip augmentation. We apply a topical anesthetic to the skin for about 30 minutes prior to the procedure so the patient does not feel the needles. The medication itself also has a numbing medicine in it that lessens the discomfort.
Juvederm Voluma XC, is FDA-approved for instantly adding volume to the cheeks. Voluma is typically used at a much deeper level much like how fat, or sculptra is used in order to create facial volume. Unlike Sculptra however, Voluma’s results are instantaneous.
Juvederm injectables typically last 8-12 months.
Injectables Before & After Photos
Results are not guaranteed. Individual results may vary.*
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