BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - With age, skin tends to lose volume and shape, especially in a patient's face. Dr. Leonard Miller, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Boston, offers several surgical and non-surgical solutions at his practice, which can help boost volume in facial features, such as the chin, lips and cheeks. Fat injections are one of the procedures he offers which he says can provide effective and natural-looking results.
Dr. Miller says he recommends fat injections, also known as fat "grafting," over other facial injectables such as Restylane® or Juvederm® when patients:
- Have a sunken appearance
- Lack significant volume in the face
- Have poor skin quality
He adds that fat injections can be more beneficial than other facial enhancement alternatives because he can inject larger volumes of fat to better tailor results. In addition, fat injections can be performed in conjunction with any facial rejuvenation procedure, including facelift, blepharoplasty and chemical peel procedures.
The procedure requires the extraction of fat cells from other parts of the body, such as the buttocks, thighs or abdomen, and reinjecting the cells under the facial skin. Dr. Miller says the procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and is commonly used to:
- Enhance lips
- Eliminate nasolabial folds
- Raise cheeks
- Restore volume in chin and jawline
At his Boston plastic surgery practice, Dr. Miller uses a structural fat grafting technique known as the Sidney Colman technique with centrifuge fat separation. He recommends two to three treatment sessions for long-lasting results that each require minimal to no downtime.
About Leonard B. Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS
Dr. Leonard Miller is a member of a number of professional organizations, including The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The board-certified plastic surgeon is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and is constantly involved in the development of advanced cosmetic surgery techniques. Dr. Miller is available for interview upon request.