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Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer is a technique designed to restore lost volume in the face by using your own fatty tissue to fill creases, smooth irregularities, and add fullness to sunken areas. The fat is borrowed from another region of the body, often allowing your volume enhancement to endure much longer than dermal fillers that do not inject your own natural tissue. This innovative facial rejuvenation technique can offer many benefits, namely the ability to refresh your facial features without extensive scarring. At Luxxery Boutique, our plastic surgeons can use fat transfer to improve volume-depleted areas of the face and reduce noticeable signs of facial aging.

Am I a Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

The facial fat transfer procedure can be a solution for patients who are interested in correcting age-related volume loss with targeted fat injections. By repurposing excess fat from another body area for facial rejuvenation, the technique can help to correct:

  • A sunken appearance caused by depleted volume in the cheekbones
  • Nasolabial folds or “smile lines,” which refer to the creases that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • A hollow look in the tear troughs
  • Contour irregularities in the face

If you are bothered by any of the above indications, fat transfer to the face can be an optimal treatment to resolve your concerns. A realistic idea of the aesthetic outcome as well as reasonably good physical health are also necessary to undergo the procedure, which are factors that our plastic surgeons can shed more light on during a complimentary consultation.

What Does the Facial Fat Transfer Procedure Involve?

Fat transfer to the face is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you should be able to recover from the comfort of your own surroundings afterward. The process involves harvesting fat cells from a fat-rich part of the body—often the inner thighs or abdomen—through liposuction, giving patients the adjunctive benefit of slimming the “donor” area at the same time as their fat transfer. The borrowed fat is then processed and evenly distributed via injection to targeted regions of the face.

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What Can I Expect During Recovery from Facial Fat Transfer?

After surgery, the augmented areas of the face will likely look/feel swollen or tender. This should gradually subside as your face heals, but cold compresses or an ice pack can often help minimize swelling. Most patients feel well enough to resume light daily activities a few days after their procedure. More strenuous activity should be avoided until your plastic surgeon advises otherwise. The liposuction portion of surgery may require additional days of healing before you feel well enough to continue your normal routine.

Our plastic surgeons and medical team are ready to answer your questions and concerns regarding facial fat transfer. Please contact Luxxery Boutique to schedule a consultation or to speak with a member of our office.