Dr. Solomon explains why patients don’t need to fear pain during their Facial Fat Transfer procedure:
When we do a fat transfer to the face, you don’t have to go under general anesthesia for that. We can do this with what we call a nerve block. So, we can go in and block certain nerves in the face, that makes your entire face numb completely, and you don’t feel anything. As if you’re going to the dentist one day you work on your teeth, they go in and inject the nerve or certain nerves that blocks completely and they’re able to extract the tooth or do whatever work they need to do. It’s a very very similar concept. We go in, we know where the nerves are in the face and we inject some of these nerves, and it blocks these nerves completely so you have no sensation. So you’re able to do the entire process while somebody’s awake or with very mild oral sedation.
Fat Transfer is a procedure that utilizes a patient’s own fat by transferring it from one area of the body to another area that needs added volume, such as the face or buttocks. Dr. Solomon performs fat transfer in his own surgical suite at Solomon Cosmetic Center located in Palm Harbor, FL. This a convenient drive for anyone living in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, and largo. Call and schedule an appointment today to find out if Fat Transfer could be right for you.