Candidates For A Facial Fat Transfer
Facial Fat Transfer particularly well suited for physically healthy middle-aged and younger patients who are realistic in their expectations regarding the appearance of their skin. Those who are looking to re-contour their face and improve areas that are creased or sunken would benefit most from this procedure.
* Individual Results May Vary
In Fat Transfer only natural, non-synthetic material (autologous fat) is used to re-contour your face and improve areas that are creased and sunken. During a Fat Transfer procedure, a patient’s own fat is removed from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks and is reinjected into specific areas of the face to restore volume. Common areas treated include the cheeks, lips, under-eye, and chin.
Fat Transfer is performed with local anesthesia, which completely numbs both the donor and recipient areas. Treatment time is dependent on the areas being treated and can take up to 2-3 hours.
Fat Transfer can be used in any area of the face in need of volume restoration. Fat Transfer can also be used to correct aging of the hands and uneven contours resulting from surgery or trauma. Most common areas treated with Fat Transfer are:
- Nasolabial folds (between the nose and oral commissure, the corner of the mouth)
- Marionette folds (between oral commissure and jawline)
- Lips (for volume enhancement)
- Under-eye area
After the initial swelling subsides (1-3 weeks), the results will be evident. There may be mild bruising during the first week. Patients may want to avoid work activities for up to a week until swelling diminishes. Most patients will appreciate the results of a Fat Transfer procedure for years. Much of the transferred fat remains in place forever.
To learn more about getting a Facial Fat Transfer or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at 203-453-8625 . We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.