Facial fat transfer is offered as an alternative to hyaluronic acid or collagen-based fillers for facial rejuvenation. This procedure will take fat from one area if the body and inject it into an area of the face the patient would like augmented.
What to Expect
- Anesthesia – Facial fat transfer is usually performed using a local anesthetic with IV sedation.
- In/Outpatient – Fat grafting is generally performed on an out-patient basis, in our accredited on-site surgery center.
- Recovery – The amount of fat transferred and may cause the length of time to vary. Your occupation may also impact when you can return to work. On average, patients usually recover in 1 week for the largest transfers.
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Areas to Improve by Facial Fat Grafting
When used as a facial filler, fat grafting can improve the creased and sunken areas of the face, and add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Fat transfer is used for the same type of static wrinkles and folds that dermal fillers are used to improve.
What Are the Benefits & Risks?
The main benefit to using a fat transfer in comparison to other dermal fillers is the minimal risk for an adverse reaction since the material being used for enhancement is not foreign to your body. In addition to the low risk for a reaction, fat transfers are longer lasting than gel-based fillers. No surgical procedure is risk-free, and that includes cosmetic surgery like fat transfer surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you get fat removed from your cheeks?
Fat can be removed from the jowl area carefully. No other superficial fat should be removed from the cheeks. Our cheeks lose fat as we age so removing it is not generally recommended.
What are buccal fat pads?
The buccal fat pads are deep in the cheeks. If they are partially removed they can make the lower cheek look thinner similar to sucking in the lower cheeks
What does buccal fat removal do?
Buccal fat pads are deep in the lower cheeks and can be partially removed through an incision inside the mouth. This will make the lower cheek look thinner like sucking in on the cheeks.
Is facial liposuction permanent?
Facial liposuction is permanent and should not be done. It is possible to very carefully suction the jowl fat but all facial liposuction can very easily cause an uneven contour (lumps or dents).
Schedule A Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Sabbagh, he will review the risks so you can make an educated decision. With an established track record of over 80 years, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation during which you can discuss our facial and body services and tour our facility, including our on-site operating facility.