Facial fat grafting is available at SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA.
How people age depends on a few factors, such as genetics and lifestyle. However, as the technology and science of cosmetic procedures evolve, doctors can help their patients turn back the hands of time. As a result, more and more patients opt for treatments to rejuvenate and enhance their overall appearance. At SJ Plastic Surgery, patients consider facial fat grafting primarily to help increase volume and improve the contours of their cheeks. Learn more about facial fat grafting and if it is suitable for you by scheduling a consultation with us at SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Facial Fat grafting or facial fat transfer is a process that removes fatty tissues from other parts of the body and injects it into the treated areas of your face. Generally, fat grafting increases volume and offers the additional benefit of removing fat from other parts of your body. Once fat from the unwanted areas is removed, it is filtered and used to smooth deep lines and wrinkles and add volume to your face where you need it the most.
Ideal candidates for facial fat grafting include patients who suffer from loose skin, significant weight loss, and aging—especially in the eye and cheek area, which can greatly benefit facial fat grafting. In addition, it can boost low self-esteem and confidence. Facial changes are one of the few signs of aging. During this period, the fat volume around your eyes and cheeks reduces, causing wrinkles. If you are experiencing some of these changes, then facial fat grafting can be a solution. During your consultation, your surgeon assesses your facial concerns to determine the donor areas on your body from which to extract the fat.
The facial fat grafting procedure involves harvesting fat from other parts of your body, such as the buttocks, abdomen, flanks, or thighs. Next, the fat cells are filtered via a centrifuge to remove impurities. The purified fat is then transferred to a cannula or syringe to begin injections. Once your face is numb via local anesthesia, your doctor either inserts the tiny cannula or begins injections. The purified fat is injected until the proper volume in your treated areas is reached.
You will experience swelling, redness, and bruising for the next five to seven days. Most patients take a week off before resuming their daily activities. Most patients are not in pain, and mild discomfort can be handled with over-the-counter medication. You will notice instant volume to your face; however, you need to give the newly injected fat time to settle. A successful facial fat grafting procedure will provide you with youthful contours by increasing the volume in your cheeks.
Facial Fat Grafting gives you not only the desired volume and enhancement but also increases your overall confidence. At SJ Surgery, our surgeons are board-certified and work with you to determine the best option for your aesthetic goals. Schedule your consultation to find out if you are a suitable candidate for facial fat grafting.
Facial fat grafting is not a painful procedure; however, you will experience swelling and bruising for at least a week.
Although facial fat grafting is safe, some risks include the potential for developing a hematoma, a fat embolism, and scarring. In addition, some patients may experience fat necrosis (or fat cell death).
Yes! Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra Aesthetic, and others are ideal non-surgical options for facial fat grafting. One significant benefit of facial fillers is that there is no downtime. Other than mild redness, most patients can resume their daily activities the same day. Fat grafting, however, is a more permanent solution compared to fillers.
During your consultation, your doctor will create a treatment plan that meets your aesthetic needs. However, the cost of surgery varies based on how much fat has to be extracted and additional procedures.
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