Show the World a More Youthful Look

Volume loss is a very common part of the natural aging process, and it can impact one’s facial appearance in ways that are less than desirable. As your body produces less and less collagen, your skin laxity increases, fine lines and wrinkles form, and you eventually begin to take on a somewhat aged appearance. This is where facial fat transfer steps in to help. Facial fat transfer utilizes liposuction to remove fat from a donor area like the abdomen, flanks, or inner/outer thighs. This fat is then processed, removing blood products and oil, enabling it to be reinjected in its most pure form to restore facial volume and create a naturally youthful look. If you’d like to learn more about how facial fat transfer can help you address some of the most common signs of facial aging, our team is standing by and ready to help. Reach out to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, Maryland to set up your initial consultation today.

Creating Your Comprehensive Results

This procedure is often combined with other facial surgery, including facelift, neck lift, and eyelid surgery. Patients also frequently choose fat transfer as a more long-term option than dermal filler injections. One to two treatments may be necessary to achieve the most desirable result, and we’ll work with you to develop a customized treatment plan during your initial consultation.

Common areas for fat transfer include the:

  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Tear trough
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips
  • Upper and lower eyelids
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Why Choose Facial Fat Grafting?

For most of us, our youthful looks are defined by the presence of just the right level of facial fullness. In our youth, our bodies work naturally to keep our faces looking supple and voluminous, but this often changes as we start to get a bit older. One of the natural aspects of the aging process involves the eventual loss of volume and an increase in skin laxity.

Facial fat transfer works by restoring this lost volume with a natural and safe alternative to injectable dermal fillers. Facial fat transfer utilizes fat cells that have been harvested from your own body, keeping the procedure totally safe and creating naturalistic results that last.

You’ll enjoy a more supple and youthful appearance, as this procedure enables Dr. Porter to restore lost volume with an exciting level of precision. Fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed over, and you’ll find yourself showing the world a more rejuvenated version of yourself.

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The Fat Transfer Experience

Facial fat transfer is a simple procedure and offers a more minimally invasive route to facial rejuvenation. The process will begin with liposuction, which manually removes unwanted fat cells from a donor area that has plenty to spare. This is most often an area like the stomach, abdomen, hips, or flanks. During your consultation, you’ll work with a specialist to determine the ideal donor site.

Once these fat cells have been harvested via liposuction, they’ll be purified and prepared for reinjection. At this point, your practitioner will carefully inject the harvested fat into the treatment area according to your customized treatment plan. The entire process takes between one to two hours to complete, depending on the specifics of your treatment plan and the donor area you’ll be utilizing.

Recovery After Facial Fat Transfer in Bethesda, Maryland

After your facial fat transfer, you’ll be able to return home. This procedure is relatively minimally invasive and is performed with local anesthesia. We’ll give you a detailed set of aftercare instructions that will help you preserve your results and ensure a comfortable recovery experience. Swelling and bruising will gradually subside over the course of two to three weeks, at which point you’ll be able to enjoy your final results. Our team will remain available to you at every step of the way, to ensure your comfort.

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How long will my facial fat transfer results last?

How can facial fat transfer help me?

Is facial fat transfer cost-effective?

How long will my facial fat transfer results last?

Fat transfer lasts considerably longer than hyaluronic acid facial fillers. Since your own fat is being used as the graft material, the results last between three to seven years on average.

How can facial fat transfer help me?

During fat transfer to the face, we are able restore facial volume loss in multiple areas at the same time. Our surgeons commonly augment the tear troughs, the lower lids, the cheeks, the midface, the temples, nasolabial folds, and the area around your mouth at the same time.

Is facial fat transfer cost-effective?

Overall, our surgeons believe fat grafting is an excellent choice for people with significant facial volume loss, people who desire a completely natural approach to facial rejuvenation, or those that want longer-lasting results.

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