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Investigating Injectables: What’s in Popular Fillers?


2. Fat Fillers

Many of us joke that it would be ideal to take fat out of one area of the body (i.e., the buttocks or tummy) and inject it into another area (i.e., the face or lips). Well, it turns out that doctors can do just that—by performing liposuction to remove pure fat from one part of the body and inject it permanently into another area that requires filling.

Although this filler is permanent and immediate in nature—meaning you’ll see results almost right away—it requires some serious recovery time. Fat injections and liposuction can result in some pretty nasty swelling and bruising, both from where fat was removed at the area of injection. Also, keep in mind that the injected fat can expand in it’s filler spot should you gain weight.

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