If you're concerned about wrinkles, hollows, and other signs of aging on your face and hands, you may want to consider fat transfer. Dr. Louis Cutolo, renowned plastic surgeon from Staten Island, often uses this innovative procedure in place of a dermal filler to restore lost facial volume, enhance thinning lips, and fill in lines and creases.
Because Dr. Cutolo harvests the fat from the abdomen, hips, or other areas, a fat transfer procedure can create a slimmer body as well as a more youthful face. In addition, because the procedure uses your own fat, no allergy tests are required and you should not anticipate any adverse reactions to this natural filler. Another benefit to using your own fat is that Dr. Cutolo can harvest as much fat as he needs – eliminating the need to purchase multiple syringes of another dermal filler. In the long run this can actually reduce your cost! Since the injected fat lasts much longer than other fillers, patients require much less filler at a later date and may not need any further treatments for years!
A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College... Read On
Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.
A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the... read onMeet Dr. Cutolo Request Your
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Who is a Good Candidate?
You may benefit from a fat transfer procedure if you want to:
- Fill in facial hollows, folds, wrinkles, and creases
- Add fullness to your lips and cheeks
- Restore lost volume and smoothness to your hands
- Enhance your skin's texture
- Remove excess fat from areas such as your abdomen as well as rejuvenate your face
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From evaluating the areas of excess fat to be removed to analyzing the areas targeted for rejuvenation, Dr. Cutolo will customize a treatment plan that's right for you. He begins the procedure by removing small amounts of fatty tissue from your abdomen or thighs, using liposuction. After using a special process to prepare the fat, he meticulously injects it into the hollows and creases on your face, lips, or hands. Depending on the extent of the procedure, Dr. Cutolo will keep you comfortable with either local anesthesia or local anesthesia with an oral sedation. This procedure can easily be done in the office with minimal recovery!
Some patients experience mild discomfort, which can be controlled with oral medication. Some minor swelling and bruising may occur. Dr. Cutolo will discuss with you how to facilitate your recovery, including when you can return to your regular routine and activities. It's important to follow all his post-procedure instructions so that you heal quickly and completely.
Results and Benefits
From filling in lines and wrinkles to adding volume to the lips, hands and cheeks, a fat transfer procedure can provide a natural method of rejuvenation. Dr. Cutolo's patients frequently report that they are impressed with the dual benefits of their treatment: the liposuction removes frustrating fat deposits from the abdomens or thighs, while the fat injections result in a more youthful facial appearance.