How Long Is Recovery After Facial Fat Transfer?

October 13, 2020

Facial fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that can help restore youthful volume to your face. It’s a popular treatment with a short downtime, yet offers long-lasting results. Facial fat transfer helps to restore lost facial volume that results from the aging process.

Other reasons to consider facial fat transfer include facial scar correction, and as a complementary procedure to facelifts and eyelid lifts. Dr. Robert Langdon, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, performs facial fat transfers at The Langdon Center in Guildford, CT.


Facial Fat Transfer Overview

Facial fat transfer is a form of fat grafting in which the patient’s own fat is grafted (transplanted) into the face. Fat is a natural substance, unlike other cosmetic “fillers” which are generally synthetic materials. The fat gets sourced from areas where it is unwanted, such as the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

After the fat is removed from the donor area, it’s re-injected into specific locations on the face. Usually, the areas of the face that are treated include the cheeks, lips, under the eyes, and the chin. But, facial fat transfer can also be done in other areas of the face.

Facial fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that is done under local anesthesia. The donor and recipient areas become numb, and the whole procedure takes around two to three hours to complete.

Recovery Time For Facial Fat Transfer

Once you’ve had facial fat transfer cosmetic surgery, there will be a period where you experience swelling on your face. Usually, the swelling will start to dissipate within one week after your surgery.

Although it’s not major cosmetic surgery, it’s advisable to take a week off from any work activities after the procedure. Doing so will allow you to rest and will give your face a chance to recover more quickly after the surgery.

Once the swelling starts to subside, you can then resume normal work activities. The good news is that it’s not a cosmetic procedure that you’ll need to keep repeating every so often. That’s because the effects are usually long-lasting.

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about Facial Fat, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Am I A Candidate For a Facial Fat Transfer?

The good thing about facial fat transfer is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure. The minimal downtime, long-lasting effects, and transformative results of this cosmetic surgery make it a popular procedure.

If you’re considering undergoing facial fat transfer, you might be wondering whether you would make a good candidate or not. As you can imagine, each person is unique and has its own set of requirements for facial fat transfer.

Generally speaking, you can be a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure if you’re in good general health. Patients should also be at a stable body weight because significant weight loss after the procedure can diminish the volume of the grafted fat.

“Waiting area and treatment room was clean. staff professional Dr Langdon told me which products would suit my needs. My procedure was cost effective with great results. I will return as needed.” *

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about facial fat transfers we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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