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How Long Do The Results Last From Facial Fat Transfer?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


For patients who notice certain facial features looking flat or deflated, injectable dermal fillers and/or synthetic implants can be used to restore a fuller and more youthful appearance. In some cases, however, patients prefer a more natural alternative to facial fillers and implants. For these men and women, a facial fat transfer may be ideal. As an added benefit, the results from a fat transfer typically last much longer than cosmetic fillers, meaning patients can enjoy their enhanced new look for years or even decades to come. At VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is proud to help patients achieve their desired new look – whether soft, sexy, or striking – with facial fat grafting. Read on for a closer look at what to expect after a fat transfer to the face, including how long your results may last and what you can do to maintain them over time.

What is a fat transfer to the face?

A facial fat transfer is a popular procedure designed to add or restore volume to certain facial features, smooth lines and wrinkles, and create a more attractive, more youthful look overall. Many men and women prefer a fat transfer vs. dermal fillers due to the more natural approach used with a facial fat transfer as well as its long-term results.

How does a facial fat transfer work?

During your facial fat transfer in Las Vegas, which can typically be performed using local anesthesia and sedation, Dr. Khorsandi will remove unwanted fat from another area of the body using liposuction. The fat is then separated, purified, and prepared in syringes. Using his renowned artistry and expert precision, Dr. Khorsandi will then inject the fat cells into certain areas of the face to create the patient’s desired look. Manual massage may be performed between each layer of injections to ensure a smooth, even, natural-looking result.

Where on the face can fat be transferred?

Common concerns that can be addressed with a facial fat transfer include:

  • Sunken circles under the eyes
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Thin lips
  • Set-back chin
  • Weak jawline

How long does a facial fat transfer last?

Unlike dermal fillers, which typically need to be re-injected every 12 – 18 months, a facial fat transfer can provide results that last years, decades, or even longer. However, patients considering a fat transfer procedure should keep in mind that the natural aging process will not stop, so they may notice changes to their appearance over time. Additionally, the fat cells that are transferred to the face can change in size with weight fluctuation, which may compromise or even reverse the patient’s cosmetic outcome. For this reason, it is critical that patients are committed to maintaining a stable weight after their fat transfer. This – combined with a healthy lifestyle, sun protection, and a proper skin care routine – can help preserve the results of a facial fat transfer for years to come.

Glow up the natural way with a facial fat transfer in Las Vegas, NV

If you are looking for a more natural way to plump up your pout or reverse the signs of aging, you may be a candidate for a fat transfer to the face. To discover the stunning transformations that may be possible for you with a facial fat transfer, call VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with top Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.