What is Facial Rejuvenation Using Fat Grafting?
Facial fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, can be a better choice than fillers, especially if more volume is needed around the jawline, cheeks, and eyes. Fat can be used anywhere a dermal filler can be injected and is proven to last longer than dermal filler in terms of preserving fullness. The use of a patient’s fat instead of other chemicals, while removing unwanted body fat can be the ideal solution. Fat transfer to the face can be used to create more long-term improvements for:
- Loss of facial volume due to weight loss
- Deep creases in the face and the neck
- Signs of aging resulting in loss of facial volume
- Small lips
Who is a Good Candidate?
The most ideal candidates for fat grafting to the face are patients who are wanting to correct skin depressions, indentations, and loss of volume in the facial area. Commonly grafted areas also include hands, breasts, and buttocks. The patient must have donor sites (areas with sufficient fat for harvesting) and no circulation problems.
How it’s Done
Fat transfer treatment is a two-step process performed simultaneously and can take anywhere from one to four hours, depending on the area(s) that are treated.
First, the unwanted fat from the desired area is removed using a liposuction suction cannula. The surgeon will ensure to contour the donor site or sites to obtain the desired aesthetic outcome.
Then, the fat is processed and purified (centrifuged) to obtain its richest form. A centrifuge device will separate the fat cells from other tissue and cells that may have been extracted during the liposuction process.
After the centrifugation process, the fat is then strategically injected into the designated facial areas in small quantities.
Facial Fat Transfer Recovery
Both the liposuction and injection sites in the face will require recovery following facial fat transfer. Common immediate side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, and soreness in both locations.
You may be asked to put on a compression garment where liposuction was performed to ensure optimal healing. As swelling subsides and fat cells are reabsorbed by the body, your face will adjust to produce balanced, natural-appearing results.
You should refrain from vigorous physical activity until the face has fully recovered. This will be determined by your surgeon, however, it may take up to two weeks. Typically, you can return to work within a few days.
You must strictly adhere to all aftercare instructions in order to have a rapid and effective recovery. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled so that your doctor can monitor your recovery.
Every fat transfer procedure varies in cost, depending on each patient’s case. After the consultation and determination of the patient’s detailed treatment plan, they will learn the full cost of the procedure. Fat Transfer to the Face.
We acknowledge that paying for cosmetic surgery in one single payment may be difficult. With NBD, Emirates Islamic Bank, ADCB, FAB, and Al Futtaim credit cards, Novomed offers flexible payment options that allow clients to pay over 3, 6, or 12 months with 0% interest.
Tabby’s buy now, pay later is available as a payment option at Novomed with no interest or additional fees.
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