San Francisco & Bay Area Fat Injections
What are the risks of fat injections?
As with any procedure, risks are always present but minimized in the hands of a properly trained plastic surgeon. Allergic reactions to fat do not occur as the fat is harvested from one’s own body. There is a risk of infection but this is small. There can be some numbness in the area of injection but this is almost always temporary. Very small incisions are used to perform the injections and the resultant scars are usually imperceptible. There can be some lumpiness or firm areas associated with fat injection but this is less likely when performed by a well-trained plastic surgeon. Not all of the fat that is injected will remain and in some cases a second procedure may be necessary to obtain the desired result.