One of the telltale signs of aging is a loss of firmness in the face. As individuals grow older, their faces may begin to appear hollow. The transfer of the body’s fat cells from elsewhere in the body is a natural means of regaining a vibrant, youthful appearance. Dr. Wise finds fat to be the ideal non-allergic soft tissue filler, in comparison to conventional dermal fillers.
Fat transfer can be an effective way to reduce wrinkles and regain a more youthful appearance. By injecting fat harvested from your own body, Dr. Wise will enhance facial fullness, fill deep creases, soften facial wrinkles, plump up lips, and build up shallow contours.
The Wise Center of Plastic Surgery is one of the first practices in New Jersey to offer VECTRA 3-D, a 3-dimensional imaging system to simulate the proposed before and after results of your facial volumizing with fat transfer. Using this advanced 3-dimensional imaging technology, Dr. Wise can help you get an idea of a possible outcome once he performs aesthetic enhancement procedure.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a fat injection is through a consultation with Dr. Wise. Dr. Wise will be able to show you many before and after pictures to explain this procedure and explore the potential results.
Where it helps:
Fat transfer can be used to remove the hollow appearance around the eyes, cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, and other areas of the face, depending on the individual patient’s goals. Fat injections are also a beneficial addition to other cosmetic surgery procedures performed at the same time.
What it entails:
Fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis.
This procedure is generally performed using local anesthesia at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery. The procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour or more, depending on the patient, the volume to be injected, and additional procedures that are being completed concurrently.
During the procedure, pinpoint incisions are made. Then a device called a cannula is used to harvest fat cells from your thigh or abdomen. The fat is meticulously processed to purify the special cells through the use of a centrifuge, which spins the fat and removes impurities. These cells are then injected into the areas of your face that need rejuvenation.
What to expect:
This minimally invasive procedure involves a fast recovery, with minimal bruising, swelling and redness, in most cases. You can usually return to your normal daily routines soon after treatment. The recovery period may be longer, depending on the amount of fat removed and injected, and whether other procedures were performed concurrently. During recovery, you may wear makeup to disguise the effects of the procedure and sunscreen (at least 30SPF+) to protect your results.
Unlike the injection of other compounds, injected fat cells are unique because they are living cells. Following your treatment, about half the volume will remain permanently. This means longer-lasting results, naturally.
See What Dr. Wise’s patients are saying about their experience with Dr. Wise and Fat Transfer. . .
Dr. Wise and his staff made me feel comfortable about their expertise from the very first appointment. Dr. Wise used his experience to combine several procedures which alone would not have produced the effect I wanted. The results were exactly what he said they would be – the cumulative effect utilizing my own unique history from previous facial procedures over the years. With the 3 procedures done as one “treatment”, the recovery was a bit longer than a simiple skin lasering, but totally worth the wait. No pain either. The staff is kind, friendly, and helpful. My skin looks younger and tighter – so I look younger – almost like a mini-face lift.
Patient from Kinnelon, NJ
I was preparing for the procedure for 5 years; always hesitated and scared. Than I talked to my friend who knows someone who had this procedure. I talked to her, she was a pateint of Dr. Wise in 2007, and she was still happy in 2013. Than I decided. I called, had appointment, saw Dr. Wise, Maggie, Betty. I like the staff and feel good about the Doctor. The good this is that Dr. called me evenign before surgery which made me feel much better and secure. Thank you Dr. Wise and all personnel was very helpful.
Patient from New Jersey
Dr. Wise at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery in Wayne, NJ is amazing! I had a Facelift, Fat Transfer and Laser Skin Resurfacing of my entire face and couldn’t be happier. I am thrilled with my terrific results! I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Wise and his entire staff. Dr. Wise made me feel very comfortable and relaxed and also made sure to answer all my questions. The Wise Center is a state of the art office and top notch! I would recommend him to everyone I know!!
Patient from Denville, NJ
Coming from a family of jowls, I wanted to have my neck improved since the age of 40. I am glad I waited to 60 so that I could experience Dr. Wise and his staff. The results were amazing. After 4 sons and a corporate career, I looked tired and worn. Now I look as good as I feel. Thank you Dr. Wise and your staff who were with me every step of the way.
Patient from Newark, NJ
My experience with my facelift was excellent! I am extremely happy with the work that the doctor performed and the way he handled me as a patient. The staff was courtesy and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Wise’s services and will definitely be back when I need further “tweaks”. Thank you Dr. Wise!!!
Patient from Millburn, NJ
From my first consultation I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Wise and all of the office staff. He explained the procedures in depth and answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. I was very pleased with my fine results and now continue to receive Botox and Juvederm to maintain my new and improved look. I highly recommend the services of Dr. Jeffrey Wise.
Patient from Wayne, NJ
I am so happy I chose Dr. Wise for my facelift and other procedures. His manner is comforting and professional. He put me at ease the first time I met him. After the procedure, it took about three weeks for most of the swelling to go down. By four weeks, I was thrilled with how I look. I am truly ecstatic with the results. Choosing Dr. Wise as my plastic surgeon is a decision I’ll never regret!
Patient from New City, NY
Dr. Wise is a compassionate doctor. He took time to go over my concerns in detail. My main concern was my chin and neck. He corrected the problem and made me look younger. I cannot thank Dr. Wise enough for giving me my confidence back. There are a lot of plastic surgeons out there but Dr. Wise stands out the most. I truly recommend Dr. Wise. I am fortunate that I met Dr. Wise, he is a remarkable doctor and his staff is great and caring.
Patient from Clifton, NJ