Dermal fillers work wonders, but facial fat transfer can enhance your facial structure with natural fat rather than with synthetic fillers or implants. This procedure has some powerful benefits, as the results are long-lasting, and no foreign substances are introduced into the body.
What is Facial Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a two-part procedure. The first step is to harvest healthy fat cells from an area of the body with an excess. Gentle liposuction is performed to harvest fat cells, with the added benefit of slimming another body area. Once extracted, the fat cells are cleansed, processed, loaded into special syringes, and meticulously injected to restore or enhance facial volume. No synthetic fillers or implants needed!
Candidates for Fat Transfer Is it Right for You?
If you see the signs of aging skin appearing, with lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, these signs of age are made more visible due to the loss of fat beneath the facial skin. To restore a more youthful facial appearance, fat transfer may be the ideal approach. The areas that can be treated include:
- Sunken under-eye area, dark circles
- Lost volume at temples
- Etched in smile lines
- Marionette lines (from the sides of the mouth to the chin)
- Thin lips
- Upper eyelid
- Brow furrows
- Hollowed facial areas
What is Facial Fat Transfer Like to Experience?
At South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery, we are focused on total patient comfort and safety in every procedure. As board-certified facial plastic surgeons, each of our providers has extensive experience in a range of age-defying facial rejuvenation procedures, including facial fat transfer. The procedure has several steps:
To ensure the fat transfer procedure is painless, anesthesia is administered, whether general or local with intravenous sedation.
Fat cells are harvested with a special cannula (thin, hollow needle) or gentle lipo from selected donor zones with an excess, such as jowls, abdomen, thighs, love handles, or buttocks. Harvesting fat cells is performed with meticulous care so the maximum number of cells remain unharmed and healthy, able to integrate into the natural tissues.
The cells are processed and purified to prepare for the injections.
The fat cells are gently and precisely injected into the facial areas to be restored or enhanced.
Recovery Time What to Expect After Your Fat Transfer Procedure?
The recovery time is minimal but typically involves some bruising and swelling at the donor sites and the injection sites. These side effects fade in a few days to a week. In most cases, over-the-counter painkillers are all that is needed to stay comfortable.
You should feel well enough to return to your usual activities in just a few days. Once any swelling and bruising have disappeared, you can enjoy your newly refreshed look, which lasts and lasts. The natural fat integrates into the area treated for long-lasting results.
Benefits of Fat Transfer for Facial Rejuvenation
Natural fat transfer has revolutionized facial rejuvenation. Adipose (fat) cells contain a higher concentration of stem cells that function like more youthful cells, acting to regenerate the area treated by increasing natural collagen and elastin fibers. Other benefits of facial fat transfer include:
- All-natural — No synthetic or chemical materials, just your own fat.
- Long-lasting — The fat cells that survive the transfer integrate into your skin and are there for the long term.
- Replenishes lost facial volume, significantly enhancing your facial appearance.
- Naturally soft and flexible — Your enhancement will feel soft and resilient.
- No need for regular filler injections — Rather than returning for retreatment with fillers, fat transfer achieves results that last.
- Enhances skin quality — Experience more youthful, glowing, luminous facial skin.
- Smooths lines and creases
Why Choose South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery for Fat Transfer?
South Florida Plastic Surgery is a boutique facial plastic surgery practice that delivers a high level of patient care, with intimate, personalized service. Our team of highly-rated facial plastic surgeons craft individualized treatment plans based on your facial bone structure and contours, and to reflect your personal aesthetic vision. We focus on achieving results that appear refreshed and natural, the best version of you, for authentic, nuanced beauty that inspires compliments. Our goal? Beauty from every angle.