Facial Fat Transfer Surgery

Want Natural Results? Choose the Natural Option: Facial Fat Transfer

Young woman touching her one side of the cheek

This blog will discuss the benefits of facial fat transfer, why it may be a better option than dermal fillers or implants, who is a candidate, and what results patients can expect.

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The Power of Autologous Fat

Everyone wants a dewy glow to their face. It’s no secret that volume is the key to a youthful, contoured appearance. Dermal fillers are often popular for patients wanting to restore lost volume or accentuate attractive facial contours. But for an even more natural-looking result, look no further than your own body–more specifically, your own fat. 

What Are the Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer?

There’s no stopping the progression of aging, and a loss of volume is often the cause of many seemingly unrelated aging concerns. As fat diminishes in the face, facial structures begin to look less defined, and skin hangs differently, often causing creases and wrinkles. Volume is a must when it comes to youthful, plump skin. 

While dermal fillers can create amazing, non-surgical results, such as Dr. Diamond’s Diamond Facial Sculpting® and Diamond Facial Contouring, some patients are more inclined towards a “natural” augmentation. That’s where facial fat grafting comes in. 

This procedure utilizes autologous fat (your own body fat) harvested from a donor area such as the buttocks, hips, or abdomen, treated and purified, and then carefully re-injected into the face just like dermal fillers. The best part? There is no risk of allergic reactions or rejections, and it’s permanent. Other benefits include: 

  • Combo facial rejuvenation and body slimming via fat removal
  • Little downtime and recovery
  • Ideal for patients with allergies to the ingredients in popular fillers or those who do not want synthetic materials in their bodies
  • Long-lasting, often permanent results
  • Multiple applications for facial rejuvenation

Who Is a Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

Virtually anyone with aging concerns can be helped by facial fat grafting. Like filler, your fat can be used to “fill in” deep creases, including marionette lines or nasolabial folds, smooth out deeper pockets such as acne scars, and create a stronger contour to the cheeks, chin, jaw, and lips. 

Facial fat grafting can correct a variety of aging concerns, such as: 

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restore lost volume 
  • Plump and contour the face
  • Smooth small imperfections

Candidates for facial fat grafting are generally in good health, are nonsmokers, and have realistic expectations for results. Additionally, you must have an adequate amount of fat for harvesting.

What Results Can I Expect from Facial Fat Grafting?

After your facial fat grafting procedure, your face may be slightly swollen, bruised, and red. However, this is completely normal and a temporary result of the injections. 

You may also notice that your face looks slightly puffy or that the treated areas look a little more plump than you would expect. This is intentional, as any time fat is grafted or transferred to another location of the body, a certain percentage of that fat is absorbed by the body. It’s difficult to predict how each patient will react and how much fat will be reabsorbed, so plastic surgeons generally add slightly more to account for it. 

Once the fat has settled, about two weeks after your procedure, you will start to see the final results. Your deep creases and fine lines will be softer, your contours will be more dramatic or refined, and previously hollow areas will look plump with a youthful glow. 

Want to Learn More About Facial Fat Transfer in Beverly Hills, CA?

If you want to restore lost volume, create a striking contour, and soften aging features with facial fat transfer, call the Diamond Face Institute today. You can reach us at (310) 859-9816 or fill out our online contact form to get started.