What Is a Fat Transfer to Face Procedure?
The facial fat transfer procedure originally was developed over a century ago to help individuals reduce the appearance of scars. Over the years, fat harvesting and transplantation techniques have evolved. And today, the fat transfer to face process enables people to use fat from numerous body sites to bolster their facial appearance.
Fat grafting and injectable filler treatments are similar. However, during a fat transfer to face procedure, an individual uses his or her own body tissue. This eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction or rejection of the tissue. It also means the results of a fat grafting treatment usually last longer than those of an injectable filler procedure.
During a typical fat transfer to face procedure, fat is harvested via a small incision in the neck. Next, the fat is cleansed, concentrated and injected into the desired area of the face to help provide a full facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Azizzadeh remains a highly sought-after facial plastic surgeon because he consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to aid patients. As part of a facial fat transfer procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh will learn about a patient's treatment goals and ensure this individual can achieve the best results possible.
Which Facial Areas Can Be Treated with Facial Fat Grafting?
A fat transfer to face procedure enables an individual to address many facial issues, including:
- Forehead lines
- Hollowing around the eyes
- Thinning lips
- Scars or contour depressions along the face
- "Marionette" lines around the mouth
- Loss of cheek volume
- Tear troughs
- Cheek folds near the mouth
Dr. Azizzadeh serves as a leading facial plastic surgeon for many CEOs, celebrities and international dignitaries. He will help an individual map out a facial fat grafting treatment plan that guarantees he or she can reap the benefits of a superior fat transfer to face procedure for years to come.
Facial Fat Grafting Consultation
A fat grafting face procedure requires an initial consultation, and Dr. Azizzadeh will meet with an individual to ensure he or she is a viable candidate for treatment.
With a consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh can examine an individual's facial anatomy and understand his or her facial fat grafting surgery concerns and questions. Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh can perform an in-depth assessment to develop a surgical plan that is tailored to an individual's needs.
Dr. Azizzadeh also will review an individual's medical history to identify any risk factors that may impact surgery results. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh is able to evaluate an individual's overall health to determine whether he or she is an ideal candidate for facial fat injections.
Recovery from a Fat Transfer to Face Procedure
The recovery period from a fat transfer to face procedure may last several months. As such, it is important for an individual to prepare accordingly.
After a fat transfer to face surgery, a patient will need to keep his or her head elevated for approximately three to five days. In addition, the patient will need to apply antibiotic ointment to the surgical incisions to minimize the risk of infection.
A patient may experience mild pain in the days after a facial fat transfer procedure. However, the pain usually will dissipate within a few days. In some instances, oral pain medications may be prescribed to help a patient alleviate pain following surgery.
Swelling may last up to three months after a fat transfer to face procedure. Numbness also may occur at various injection sites for up to six months after surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh understands the importance of preparing for a fat transfer to face surgery. He will outline the steps of facial fat injections and ensure an individual can plan ahead.
Schedule a Fat Transfer to Face Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to perform a fat transfer to face procedure to help an individual improve his or her facial appearance. To find out more about facial fat grafting, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery today.