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.
Fat Transfer Can:
- Enhance natural beauty
- Add volume to sunken cheeks
- Correct fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooth skin tone and texture
How Does It Work?
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, abdomen, or flanks). The fat will then be processed while you wait. Finally, the cleansed fat cells are deposited beneath the skin to give you a fuller, younger-looking appearance. Dr. Harris will walk you through every aspect of the procedure in-depth during your initial consultation.
When Can I Expect to See Results?*
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. Adding facial volume can enhance your natural beauty upwards of 5-10 years.
Does It Hurt?*
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.
Am I a Good Candidate?
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.
Ready to learn more? Schedule your Fat Transfer consultation with Dr. Brady Harris at Image Surgical Arts of Nashville’s newest location serving the Nashville, TN area today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (615) 499-4224.
*Individual results may vary.