A fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, hips, or stomach and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your cheek, brow, and lip to create an overall more youthful appearance. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and/or light IV Sedation and recovery time is usually only a few days.
As we age, the face loses volume, which gives a hollow look to the cheeks and mid face. A facial fat transfer works to restore an overall more youthful appearance by putting volume back in those areas that have sunken or creased with the normal aging process. You should consider a facial fat transfer if: • If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken • If you desire more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers • If you wish to have a more youthful appearance in your face • If the natural aging process has left you looking hollow or gaunt
You can expect some swelling, bruising and possibly mild pain after your procedure. For facial procedures, Dr. Maningas breaks down your downtime into two categories: surgical (how you feel) and social (how you look). For just a facial fat transfer, you can expect 2-3 days of surgical downtime and up to 14 days of social downtime.
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Depends on the area and your goals. Typically, facial fat transfer is a great option to restore volume to the mid-face (cheeks) and nasolabial folds. It is a more permanent option than dermal fillers, which typically last between 12-18 months.
There will only be a small poke hole where liposuction is done to harvest fat, usually the thigh or abdomen and is then transferred into the face using very small cannulas.
All of our pricing is considering all-inclusive. The quote given to you after your consultation will cover the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia costs, the facility fee for the operating room, and any supplies that may be needed including your patient care bag. Post-operative follow-up visits are also included in the total price.
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