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Facial Fat Grafting (Autologous Fat Transfer to the Face, Lips, and Cheeks) – Las Vegas, NV*

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About Facial Fat Grafting

There are different procedures that refresh the volume and contours of your face, but an autologous fat transfer to the face is rising in popularity since it provides natural improvements and lasting benefits. Loss of volume, frequently due to aging, tends to be most pronounced around the cheeks, eyes, and jawline. Autologous fat transfer to the face may be used to minimize the most common signs of aging, and it increases volume by smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on your face using your transferred fat. By liposuctioning extra fat from your body, Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can carefully place the fat into the needed sections of your face for beautiful, long-lasting results. Using the latest, most advanced fat transfer methods designed for the face, you not only get a refreshed facial appearance, but you smooth the curves of your body. To get more information about autologous fat transfer to the face, contact VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to arrange an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Khorsandi.

Ideal Candidates

Facial fat grafting is an ideal treatment if you want to add natural-looking volume to specific areas of your face but prefer a natural way over fillers. A facial fat transfer can fill in wrinkles, like smile lines, laugh lines, and Crow's feet. Transferred fat can also minimize the appearance of pitted areas and scars. You can also add volume to your lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance. Similar to the results of an injectable dermal filler, like Juvéderm or Restylane, a fat transfer is a good treatment if you want your results to last for much longer. To be a candidate for fat grafting, you should have enough excess fat to meet your transfer goals.

Surgical Technique

Facial fat transfer is a two-part process that includes harvesting the fat and placement. Since such a small amount of fat is required, Dr. Khorsandi typically uses local or twilight anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Khorsandi will perform liposuction to remove fat, which will probably come from your flanks, abdomen, or hips. As soon as the fat is harvested, it can be purified and then prepared for injection. Dr. Khorsandi will use different injection angles and techniques to ensure ideal immersion rates into your skin and to create symmetry. Based on your plan, fat may be transferred to your cheeks, lips, and/or beneath your eyes to add volume, as well as to correct wrinkles and facial depressions.

What to Expect

After your facial fat transfer, your incisions will be stitched and cleaned before you are sent to a recovery area. Dr. Khorsandi or a member of his team will apply dressings, compression garments, and monitor you until you can be sent home with a family member or friend. Before your surgery, Dr. Khorsandi will tell you what to expect after the procedure and how you can heal faster. Follow-up appointments need to be scheduled at VIP Plastic Surgery so Dr. Khorsandi can evaluate your recovery and progress. Your recovery will vary based on how much fat was removed and transferred, but you should plan to take a couple of weeks to rest and heal. Right away, you may feel sore with bruising and swelling in the liposuction site(s) and the transfer site(s). You may notice some improvements right away in your face, but it will take several weeks before you can see your final results. A small amount of fat may be reabsorbed by your body, but with appropriate care, your results should last for many years.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does facial fat grafting cost?
Your cost for a facial fat grafting treatment will include liposuction and will vary based on how much volume is being added. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Khorsandi will determine how much fat is needed to create the desired volume and will prepare a custom plan. Then he can begin to estimate costs, like facility and anesthesia fees. To help make your treatment easier to afford, VIP Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, including low-interest financing.

Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Both a facial fat graft and a dermal filler (like Juvéderm and Restylane) can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as add facial volume. While dermal fillers can give you wonderful results, a fat graft to the face can often look more natural and lasts longer. To help you decide on how much fat you want to be added and where, Dr. Khorsandi may suggest starting with dermal fillers. Once you have figured out what you want, Dr. Khorsandi can perform a fat graft to your face for results that last years instead of months.

Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
Facial fat grafting can be combined with a nonsurgical treatment, such as BOTOX (a wrinkle relaxer) or a skin treatment (for example, a facial). Facial fat grafting has also become a popular treatment to complement a facial surgery. A fat transfer can add volume to improve the proportions of your face, which enhances the surgical results of a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation. Talk to Dr. Khorsandi during your consultation about your wants so he can create a plan with surgical and nonsurgical treatments that reach all your cosmetic goals.

How long does facial fat grafting take?
The length of time needed for your facial fat graft will vary, depending on how much fat is being removed, as well as the volume needed to attain the desired result. As soon as your plan is created in your consultation, Dr. Khorsandi can go over what you should expect, like the time it will take for liposuction, fat preparation, and grafting. Dr. Khorsandi takes his time to carefully place thin layers of fat with innovative techniques so your results look beautiful.

Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
A fat transfer can be used in a number of locations to add volume or reduce wrinkles. Fat grafting is great to enhance the cheeks so that this area appears fuller and lifted without surgery. In addition, transferred fat can also be used to add volume to your lips. You may also use a fat transfer to fill the hollow areas under your eyes. Facial fat grafting can also treat scars and wrinkles (like brow furrows, marionette lines). Dr. Khorsandi will create your unique treatment plan to address all your concerns and aesthetic goals.

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Fat transfer procedures are a wonderful way to increase volume, smooth out lines, and accentuate your beautiful profile. If you desire a younger, brighter appearance with little downtime, we urge you to learn more about facial fat grafting at VIP Plastic Surgery and how it can help you achieve your desired appearance. It is an outstanding option for men and women wanting a natural alteration and lasting results. Call our Las Vegas, NV office at your earliest convenience to schedule your consultation with Dr. Khorsandi for this groundbreaking procedure.

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