About Facial Fat Grafting
Now, there are numerous treatments to restore the contours and volume of your face; however, facial fat grafting is growing in popularity because of its natural-looking results and long-lasting benefits for the skin. Loss of volume, most commonly caused by aging, is typically more pronounced in the areas around the cheeks, jawline, and eyes. Facial fat grafting is used to correct some of the more typical signs of aging and restore plumpness by smoothing facial wrinkles and folds in your face through your natural fatty tissue. By taking unneeded fat from your body, our Colorado Springs, CO plastic surgeons can artfully re-inject the purified fat to the desired areas of your face for beautiful, lasting results. With facial fat grafting, you don't just see a more youthful appearance, but you can also improve the contours and symmetry of your facial features. To learn more about facial fat grafting, contact the Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.
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You may be an ideal patient for facial fat grafting if you are looking for a more youthful and brighter facial profile with added volume and contouring. This most commonly includes anyone that may be noticing signs of aging or someone who has experienced serious weight loss. It is additionally a great alternative if you have an allergy, intolerance, or aversion to traditional dermal fillers. This procedure is a minimally invasive option that should not create facial scars, and individuals have very minimal scarring from the liposuction, while also achieving an exciting and natural final product. The best results occur in individuals who have a substantial amount of elasticity in their skin but want to create smoothness and reinstate volume.
Facial fat grafting is a two-step procedure that begins with the liposuction of predetermined body parts. Most commonly fat is suctioned from the hips, abdomen, or flanks and often only minuscule amounts of fat are needed. The donor fat is refined to a more purified form so that your surgeon can inject them into locations on the face where volume is requested. This is typically in your mid-face or cheek area, but also the lips and other regions can be treated as well. Your surgeon can use different techniques and injection angles to provide the highest immersion rate into your skin as well as to create smoothness.
What to Expect
Depending on the location of the fat removal, you may be offered general and/or local anesthesia. It's typically a simple outpatient surgery that can be done in one sitting or can be combined with other plastic surgeries, including a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery. If you are only undergoing facial fat grafting, then the healing period should be one week or less, and optimal results are typically seen in two days. This quick recovery makes the surgery an outstanding option for a fast, beautiful outcome.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,500 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Pump Up the Volume
If you crave a more youthful, glowing look with a short recovery, we encourage you to find out more about a facial fat transfer at the Institute of Plastic Surgery and learn about out how it can help you meet your aesthetic goals. It's a good choice for women and men who want a natural enhancement and long-lasting results. Contact our practice today to set up your appointment for this exciting procedure.