Candidates For A Facial Fat Transfer
Facial Fat Transfer is particularly well suited for physically healthy people who are realistic about their expectations for improvement from this procedure. Those who are looking to restore lost facial volume and to 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 body areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks and is re-injected into specific areas of the face to restore volume. Common facial areas that are treated include the cheeks, lips, under-eye, the area below the eyebrows, the temples and the 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 body areas with 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 indefinitely.
To learn more about 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.