Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is among the most effective procedures for reversing the volume loss and hollowness that is common with age. The process involves harvesting fat cells from a donor region of the body, sterilizing them, and then injecting them into the cheeks, temples, and lips to achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
What Is Facial Fat Transfer?
Loss of volume is a common sign of aging in the face. It can make the patient look older than they feel. By transferring fat cells from another area of the body to the face, fat transfer in NJ can achieve a more youthful look with increased vibrancy and suppleness. Many patients prefer fat transfer to dermal fillers and facial implants, as the treatment provides natural changes that are long-lasting and sustainable over time. The Wise Center for Plastic Surgery offers cutting-edge Vectra 3-D imaging to help simulate what the face will look like after treatment. This helps patients to form realistic expectations for their outcome.
What Areas Can Be Addressed Using Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is effective for revitalizing the cheeks and midface, the temples, the lips, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and the areas around the eyes, among others. Each treatment plan can be customized to meet the patient’s unique goals. Fat transfer can also be utilized in conjunction with any plastic surgery procedure to enhance and personalize the results.
What Are the Benefits of Fat Transfer?
- Slims the donor regions
- Enhances youthfulness in the cheeks, temples, and lips
- Natural-looking, elegant outcome
- Minimally invasive approach
- Boosts self-confidence
- Long-lasting changes
- Excellent alternative to facial fillers and implants
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
In order to successfully undergo fat transfer in New Jersey, patients must have adequate fat to draw from in a donor region such as the hips, stomach, thighs, or flanks. In cases where there is not enough fat available, Dr. Wise will make his best recommendations for an alternative solution to age-related volume loss. As with every procedure, he will conduct a detailed consultation to ensure fat transfer will be safe for each individual patient.
What Does the Fat Transfer Process Entail?
Fat transfer is considered minimally invasive and typically takes 30-60 minutes to perform. The procedure usually takes place under sedation at the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery. During your session, small incisions are created in the donor regions (usually the belly, thighs, hips, or flanks) and a small, slender tube called a cannula is used to suction out excess fat. These fat cells are then purified and sterilized before being injected strategically into areas of depletion in the face.
What Can I Expect After Fat Transfer?
After the procedure, patients usually experience a quick recovery with minimal discomfort. Mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness may occur in both the donor and recipient areas, and a compression garment may be worn to help mitigate these side effects. Most patients can resume their normal routines within a few days to a week, depending on the extent of the work performed.
Patients should wear the proper sunblock to prevent sun damage and makeup can be worn right away to conceal any temporary skin discoloration. Because not all the transferred fat cells will survive, Dr. Wise will usually administer more fat volume than is needed. He will follow up with patients to ensure they are happy with their results and that all their questions regarding recovery have been answered.
Why Choose Dr. Wise?
Dr. Wise is a trusted double-board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who trained at among the most elite institutions in the nation, including at Yale, Cornell, and UPenn. With over 5,000 successful procedures completed, he is the natural choice for those in NJ seeking natural-looking changes and enhanced self-confidence.
Dr. Wise has in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and its underlying structures, as he focuses exclusively on procedures related to the head, neck, and face. Dr. Wise is a Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery at the prestigious New York University School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Are there other uses for fat transfer beside facial rejuvenation?
Yes. Fat can be transferred to the breasts or the buttocks to provide natural-looking curves. Many women enjoy this option for its ability to enhance confidence and create more choices in terms of clothing and swimwear.
Is fat transfer painful?
Dr. Wise is very responsible about managing discomfort and will provide the appropriate local anesthetic and sedation during treatment. Afterward, he will advise the best pain medications to keep you comfortable and stress-free. At every stage of your journey, you will receive outstanding support and follow-up.
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