Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat grafting is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to add volume to facial areas that have deflated over time. The procedure uses autologous fat (fat from your own body) to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and to restore lost volume to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks and brows. At Image Surgical Arts of Nashville, we use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the best possible outcome with the least amount of downtime.
You may be a good candidate for facial fat transfer if you would like to reverse common signs of aging without the use of surgery. Otherwise healthy adults who are non-smokers are best suited for fat transfer procedures. Dr. Harris will perform a full facial assessment to help determine the best possible treatment to help you achieve your desired goals.
Fat Transfer Can:
- enhance natural beauty
- add volume to sunken cheeks
- correct fine lines and wrinkles
- smooth skin tome and texture
Facial Fat Transfer: The Procedure
Your facial fat transfer will be performed in three simple steps as an outpatient procedure. First, Dr. Harris will harvest a small amount of donor fat from another area of your body (typically the thighs, arms, abdomen, or flanks). The fat will then be processed while you wait. This involves the use of a centrifuge to purify fat cells.
Finally, the cleansed fat cells are deposited beneath the skin to give you a fuller, younger-looking appearance. Typical applications are sunken cheeks, under-eye hollows, and thinning or wrinkled lips. You can think of fat transfer as a natural alternative to dermal fillers!
Facial Fat Transfer: Recovery & Results
Most patients find their facial fat grafting procedure to be very tolerable. In fact, the procedure only requires either a local anesthetic, a light IV sedation, or an inhaled analgesic. Recovery time from the minimally-invasive procedure is 1-2 days depending on your body’s natural healing process.
After your fat transfer procedure, you should see instant results. Your skin will appear smoother and fuller. Final results will become evident as swelling subsides over the course of a couple weeks. It’s natural for your body to absorb some fat cells during the next 6 months or so, however, it’s not generally noticeable. Depending on your natural aging process and your skincare habits, a facial fat transfer may last upwards of several years.
Schedule Your Consultation
The best way to know if a facial fat transfer treatment is the best solution for your own concerns is to schedule your own complimentary consultation.
After a thorough examination of your face and an in-depth conversation about your aesthetic goals, Dr. Harris will collaborate with you to create the best treatment plan for your unique situation.
All consultations are confidential and we pride ourselves on striving to make every person we meet feel at ease in our care. Patient safety and comfort is our top priority!
"Dr. Harris does exceptional work, the staff is always extremely friendly and helpful. I am always made to feel important and my concerns have always been addressed timely. I highly recommend Dr. Harris to anyone looking to fix their body. I have had four procedures with Dr Harris and I am not done!"