Facial Fat Transfer is a facial rejuvenation procedure in which fat from different parts of your body are redistributed to your face, adding volume and filling out wrinkles. Facial fat transfer is an effective means of correcting several facial cosmetic issues. At Montilla Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon carefully examines your face to curate the ideal facial fat transfer treatment plan for your specific needs.
What is Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat transfer goes by several names, including fat injections and fat grafting. Whatever name you choose, facial fat transfer has one goal — divert excess fat from other parts of your body to your face to improve the volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Unlike other injectable procedures, facial fat transfer uses fat collected from other parts of the patient’s own body. As such, facial fat transfer leads to incredibly natural results.
What does Facial Fat Transfer Treat?
Facial fat transfer adds volume to your face to make you look younger. The fat transfer procedure treats loss of volume in your cheeks, lips, or temples, the hollows under the eyes, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat transfer adds volume to your face, filling out your cheeks, lips, temples, etc. As such, facial fat transfer is ideal for older patients who want to restore their skin’s youthful appearance by treating the sunken appearance on their face. However, it is also suitable for younger individuals who want to enhance their aesthetic appeal with fuller cheeks. Finally, facial fat transfer is also suitable for those who want to enhance their face while simultaneously contouring other parts of their body.
What Areas of the Body Can be Treated with Facial Fat Transfer?
The facial fat transfer treats most parts of your facial structure, including the jawline, chin, lips, nose, cheeks, eyelids, and temples.
What are the Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer?
- Adds volume to your face.
- Makes your face look younger by filling out the fine lines and wrinkles.
- Enhances the face while contouring other parts of the body from which the fat tissues are collected.
- It’s a safe and minimally invasive procedure.
- You recover quickly and see the best results within a few days.
- The final result looks natural.
How does Facial Fat Transfer Work?
During the facial fat transfer procedure, the doctor collects the fat tissues to be used from the donor site, such as your abdomen or thighs. The excess fat tissues are collected through liposuction and prepared for injection. Once the fat tissues have been collected and prepared, the doctor injects it into the targeted regions around your face. The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia, oral sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on its severity. The entire procedure concludes within an hour, and you can return home the same day.
What is Recovery Like from Facial Fat Transfer?
You can expect mild discomfort immediately after the facial fat transfer procedure. However, the doctor will prescribe some medications to manage pain and discomfort. You may experience some swelling initially, but it will gradually dissipate within a few days. You can resume most of your daily activities within a week. As the new fat cells grow and adapt in the treated area, you’ll continue seeing changes over the next couple of weeks. The final results of the procedure will be apparent in a few weeks.
Why Choose Montilla Plastic Surgery for Facial Fat Transfer?
At Montilla Plastic Surgery, your comfort is of utmost importance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Boston will carefully discuss the procedure's details, so you know exactly what to expect. Furthermore, instead of using a cookie-cutter treatment plan, Dr. Montilla will adapt the fat transfer treatment plan to your specific needs.