About Facial Fat Grafting
There are several procedures that refresh the contours and volume of your face, but facial fat grafting is increasing in popularity since it provides natural-looking improvements and long-lasting benefits. Lost volume, often due to aging, tends to be most prominent in the areas around the eyes, jawlines, and cheeks. Fat grafting to the face can be used to correct the more common signs of aging, and it rebuilds volume by smoothing lines, wrinkles, and folds in your face through your natural fat. By liposuctioning excess fat from your body, we can skillfully place the fat to the desired sections of your face for lasting, beautiful results. With facial fat grafting, you not only get a more youthful facial appearance, but you can smooth the contours of your body. To get more information about autologous fat transfer to the face, contact Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV to arrange an appointment for a consultation.
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Facial fat grafting is good if you want to add volume that looks natural to certain areas of your face. Transferring fat to your face may fill in wrinkles, like laugh lines, Crow's feet, and smile lines. Fat may also reduce the visibility of acne scars and pitted areas. You can also add volume to your cheeks and lips for a more youthful appearance. With results similar to a wrinkle filler injection, such as Restylane or Juvéderm, a facial fat transfer is a good option if you'd like longer-lasting results. To be a good candidate for a facial fat transfer, you need to have enough excess fat to meet your goals.
Facial fat grafting technique
Fat transfer is a two-part process that includes harvesting the fat and placement. Since such a minimal amount of fat is needed, we typically use twilight or local anesthesia. To begin, we will perform liposuction to remove fat, which may be taken from your flanks, abdomen, or hips. Once the fat is harvested, it will be purified and then placed in syringes. We will use different injection angles and techniques to ensure high immersion rates into your skin, as well as to create smoothness. Based on your treatment plan, fat will be transferred to your cheeks, lips, and/or beneath your eyes to add volume, as well as to improve lines, wrinkles, and facial pits.
After a fat transfer
After your facial fat transfer, your incisions will be sutured and cleaned before you are sent to recovery. We will also apply dressings and monitor you until you are able to be taken home by a responsible adult. Before your surgery, we will let you know what to expect after the procedure and ways you can speed your healing. Follow-up appointments should be scheduled at our Las Vegas, NV office so we can monitor your recovery and progress. Your recovery will vary, depending on how much fat was taken and grafted, but you need to plan to spend a couple of weeks for your recovery. At first, you may feel uncomfortable with bruising and swelling in the liposuction site(s) along with the transfer site(s). You might see a little improvement right away; however, it is going to take several weeks until you'll be able to see your final results. A small amount of fat may be reabsorbed, but with appropriate maintenance, your improvements should last for many years.
Facial fat grafting FAQS
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Either a facial fat transfer or an injectable wrinkle filler (like Restylane and Juvéderm) can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as restore volume to your face. While dermal fillers may give you wonderful results, a fat transfer often lasts longer and looks more natural. If you need help deciding how much volume you want and where, we may suggest starting with wrinkle fillers. Once you have figured out what you like, we can schedule a facial fat transfer for long-lasting results.
Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
Facial fat grafting may be combined with another procedure, like a wrinkle relaxer (BOTOX) or a skin treatment, like a facial. A fat transfer has also become a popular treatment to complement another cosmetic surgery. A fat graft can increase volume to improve the proportions of your face, which enhances the surgical results of a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation. Talk to our team during your consultation about all your wants so we can create a plan with surgical and nonsurgical procedures that reach all your cosmetic goals.
How long does facial fat grafting take?
How long it takes to complete your facial fat transfer will depend on the amount of fat being removed, as well as the volume required to attain the desired result. When your plan is developed in your consultation, we can go over what you should expect, like how long it will take. We will take our time to carefully graft thin layers of fat with innovative techniques so your results look natural.
Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
A fat transfer can be used in a number of locations to add volume or decrease lines. A fat transfer is ideally designed to enhance the mid-face or cheeks so that the area appears lifted and fuller without having to undergo surgery. In addition, fat may also be used to add volume to your lips. You may also use a fat graft to improve the sunken or hollow areas under your eyes. Facial fat grafting may also improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles (for example, marionette lines or brow furrows). Our team will create your personal treatment plan to address one or more areas of your face based on your concerns and aesthetic goals.
Increased Facial Volume
A facial fat transfer is a wonderful way to increase volume, even out fine wrinkles, and accentuate your gorgeous face. If you long for a more youthful, glowing appearance with a short recovery, we urge you to learn more about facial fat grafting at Plastic Surgery Vegas and find out how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. It is an exciting option for patients wanting a natural improvement and long-lasting results. Call our Las Vegas, NV practice at your earliest convenience to schedule your appointment with our team for this cutting-edge procedure.