Who Can Benefit From Facial Fat Grafting?

While the use of dermal fillers continues to grow in popularity, many people do not realize that they also have a more durable, natural-looking option. Facial fat grafting uses your own fat to restore volume and smooth wrinkles. This procedure provides a way to rejuvenate your features that will put an end to dermal filler appointments for good. 

What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting takes fat from a donor site, usually an area with a good amount of high-density fat. This fat is injected into areas of the face to restore a youthful appearance and will take up residence in its new location. These healthy, living fat cells can establish a new blood supply and stay in place for a lifetime. 

Your surgeon at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery has the skill and artistry to create natural-looking results. 

Who Can Benefit From Facial Fat Grafting?

Almost anyone who wants to achieve younger-looking, smoother features is a candidate for facial fat grafting. You are most likely to benefit from the procedure if:

  • You are tired of returning for dermal filler injections
  • You prefer a more natural facial filler
  • You have not had good results with dermal fillers in the past
  • You want to add facial volume to restore or enhance your features
  • You have enough extra fat to use as a donor site

Good candidates for facial fat grafting are healthy and have reasonable expectations. Since the procedure uses no artificial materials, the risk of a reaction to your own fat is minimal. You may benefit from facial fat grafting if you want results that last a lifetime and do not want to place artificial substances in your body. 

How Does Facial Fat Grafting Work?

During facial fat grafting, your surgeon chooses a donor site and uses liposuction to remove the necessary fat. You may notice some improvements in your body contours due to this fat removal. 

A special process cleans and prepares the fat to give it the best opportunity to establish itself. The fat is injected into the treatment areas using surgical techniques and an eye for beauty. The grafted fat cells will settle into their new location and behave like typical, healthy cells. 

What Can Facial Fat Grafting Treat?

Facial fat grafting can add volume or smooth wrinkles almost anywhere on your face. The transplanted fat will have a natural, soft look and feel like your existing facial fat. Areas that can benefit from facial fat grafting include:

  • Undereye area
  • Areas with skin laxity
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Cheeks and chin
  • Lips and around the mouth

Only your surgeon can determine whether facial fat grafting will help you achieve your desired results. You may benefit from a combination of treatment methods to address different parts of the face. 

Facial Fat Grafting or Dermal Fillers?

You may wonder whether you will get the best results from facial fat grafting or dermal fillers. The answer is that this depends on several factors. Dermal fillers can allow your injection specialist to add firmer, more resilient volume that can add a more defined shape. 

However, dermal filler results last a maximum of two years, usually less. Transferred facial fat will last for a lifetime. Along with saving you time, this difference can also save you money in the long term since dermal filler injections can become expensive. 

How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost?

As with most procedures, the cost of facial fat grafting will vary depending on the following:

  • Your provider’s skill and experience
  • Your location
  • The details of your treatment plan

Only a consultation will let us provide you with an accurate estimate. A full assessment of your facial features lets your surgeon determine the best way to shape and contour them. 

What Results Will I See With Facial Fat Grafting?

You can see volume enhancement from facial fat grafting immediately. Your results will take shape and become more refined as the swelling resolves. You will notice that lines and wrinkles have disappeared, or your cheeks look fuller and softer. 

The procedure’s overall results give you a youthful, natural appearance that comes from the restoration of your living fat cells. Some people need more than one fat grafting procedure to achieve desired results. 

What is Recovery Like With Facial Fat Grafting?

You will have some bruising and swelling after your procedure. This can last a week or two, although some swelling can last for several months. Most people return to work within a few days to a week. You can resume all your regular activities after about two weeks. Your full results will take up to six months to develop. 

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about facial fat grafting? Schedule your consultation by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

*Individual results may vary.

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