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Fat Transfer

As you age, it is normal for your face to start to lose volume, leading to wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and hollows under the eyes. You may feel especially frustrated if environmental factors or weight loss have caused premature facial volume loss, making you look older than you feel. One of the anti-aging treatments offered by the board-certified surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery is facial fat transfer, which can revive your appearance by improving facial volume.


What is a Fat Transfer?

A facial fat transfer, or facial fat grafting, is a rejuvenation technique that uses your own fat cells to restore volume to your face. This is done by taking fat from an unwanted location, processing it, and injecting it strategically into targeted areas of the face. Donor sites usually include the abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs.

Fat transfer procedures can also be performed on other parts of the body to enhance volume. One of the most popular fat transfer procedures for the body is the Brazilian Butt Lift, which involves transferring fat cells to the buttocks to create more projection and a greater defined hourglass figure. Fat cells can also be strategically added to the breasts for a more natural breast augmentation or breast lift

Your experienced surgeon at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will use liposuction to harvest your unwanted fat cells. Patients often choose this minimally-invasive surgery for its long-term benefits, as opposed to non-surgical alternatives like dermal fillers that produce temporary results.

Our board-certified surgeons in Newport Beach have decades of combined experience in fat transfer procedures and will formulate the right treatment plan for your needs. With facial fat transfer surgery, our expert surgeons can smooth out signs of aging and add definition to facial features that have lost volume over time. The procedure also has the added benefit of slimming and contouring the donor sites where liposuction is performed. 

At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, you can trust us to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. Our knowledgeable team is happy to answer any of your questions and can provide you with information on our financing options if you are interested. 

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A facial fat transfer procedure will likely take around two hours to complete, depending on the number of treatment areas where liposuction is performed. Before your procedure, your surgeon will numb the treatment areas and donor sites with a local anesthetic to maximize your comfort.

During the liposuction portion of the procedure, your surgeon will make tiny incisions and insert a cannula (thin tube) to break up and remove the stubborn fat cells. After harvesting enough fat, they will gently process it in a centrifuge to isolate healthy cells. They will inject these purified fat cells into the treatment areas using a syringe. 

Since the procedure involves using your own body fat (autologous fat), there is less risk of adverse allergic reactions. Some patients may decide to get fat grafting and a facelift at the same time to address loose skin and volume loss. 

The treatment areas where fat cells are added typically do not require much healing after a fat transfer procedure. However, you will likely need to give your body some time to recover from liposuction. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort in the donor site, which can be managed with pain medication.

We recommend you take it easy for a few days and limit strenuous physical activity. However, we encourage light walking to improve blood circulation. During your consultation at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, our experienced surgeons will provide a more detailed recovery timeline based on your unique treatment plan.

You will usually see immediate results after your facial fat transfer. However, it could take several months to see your final results. Once the swelling subsides, you can expect a rejuvenated facial appearance, as well as a slimmer, more contoured figure in your donor areas. 

Some of your newly placed fat cells will be filtered away by your body after surgery. This is normal and to be expected. In anticipation of some fat cells being lost, your experienced surgeon at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery may overfill the treatment areas slightly. This ensures that your final results match your vision. Once your body has adjusted in a few months, the remaining fat cells will be long-lasting, adding subtle volume to your facial contours. 

Additionally, your fat transfer treatment should stimulate new collagen production beyond the treated areas to help you look refreshed and younger for longer. The effects of your facial fat grafting procedure may last several years or indefinitely if you maintain a stable weight. 

Both men and women can enjoy the benefits of facial rejuvenation with fat grafting at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery. Facial fat transfer may be right for you if you have the following concerns: 

  • Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds around the nose and mouth
  • Sunken cheeks and temples
  • Hollow under-eyes or dark circles
  • Thinning lips

Additionally, ideal candidates for facial fat grafting are healthy patients with stable weight and realistic expectations about the procedure. You must also have enough fat in the donor sites for your surgeon to harvest fat cells during the procedure. 

If you are not ready for facial rejuvenation surgery, there are several non-surgical treatments that can help restore volume and improve your facial contours. Our experts at the BioSpa, Pacific Center’s premier MedSpa, offer injectable treatments like dermal fillers, which can temporarily plump the skin and restore fullness to your face. 

Whatever your goals and treatment preferences, we’re eager to help you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with one of our world-class surgeons, who will help you develop the right treatment plan for your needs. 

The cost of facial fat grafting will depend greatly on your unique procedure and its complexity. The overall price will also be affected by the number of treatment areas that receive liposuction and how many injection sites are needed. The cost of a facial fat transfer will also depend on your geographic location, your provider’s experience, facility fees, and the cost of anesthesia. 

On average, facial fat grafting costs $2,080 to $3,120 at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery. However, this is only a rough estimate, and we encourage you to request a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons for an accurate quote.

Take the Next Step

As soon as you step into our Newport Beach office, our welcoming staff will carefully listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment journey. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss your cosmetic goals, review the pros and cons of the treatment you are considering, and create a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best outcome for you. 

To learn more about facial fat grafting and the innovative treatments offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact our office by calling (949) 617-1168 or by filling out the consultation request form below.

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