Natural fat transfer techniques can be used on the face to restore volume and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. At Newport Plastic Surgery, our facial fat transfers are offered by Dr. Go, an experienced triple board-certified plastic surgery physician in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and the surrounding areas of California.
What is a Facial Fat Transfer?
A natural fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is a technique that is commonly used for facial contouring. The treatment involves collecting excess fat and stem cells from one area of the body and using it to enhance facial volume, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the process. With a natural fat transfer to the face, patients can simultaneously sculpt one area of the body while rejuvenating their facial appearance. Plus, since the treatment uses only your natural body fat, the results will be long-lasting and will look and feel natural.
How Much Does a Facial Fat Transfer Cost?
The cost of a facial fat transfer can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
How is a Facial Fat Transfer Performed?
The first step of a fat transfer procedure is harvesting redundant fat, which is done via liposuction. Fat can be taken from many areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, or thighs. Once collected, the fat and stem cells are isolated and purified so that they can be safely placed back into the body. The fat is delivered throughout the face through a number of small injections. After the injections are performed, the treatment is complete.
What is Recovery Like Following a Facial Fat Transfer?
After a natural facial fat transfer, your recovery will involve the face as well as the area where fat was collected from. Most patients are able to return to normal light activities within a week, but it can take a few weeks to months for the newly injected fat to fully settle and ‘take’. During this time, it is important to take special care not to apply pressure directly to the treatment area. Not all of the fat injected back into the body will integrate, so be aware that the volume enhancement in the face may change slightly during recovery.
If you are considering a natural facial fat transfer at Newport Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our practice is led by Dr. Go, one of the most sought-after plastic surgery physicians in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, and the neighboring communities of California.