Most people have excess fat they don't want, but it can be useful for patients who want to add natural-looking volume and smoothness to their face. The cosmetic surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery in Duluth, GA perform facial fat grafting to help patients re-capture their youthful volume and smooth skin. The cosmetic surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery will use liposuction to remove a small amount of fat from an area of the body (typically the stomach, hips, or thighs), then carefully injects the purified fat into areas of the face the need volume, including lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sunken or hollow cheeks, and the lips. Similar to popular injectable wrinkle fillers, like Juvederm and Radiesse, a facial fat graft has no risk of a reaction since the fat comes from the patient's own body. Facial fat grafts also tend to look very natural and last longer than most injectable treatments.
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"Dr. Stephenson is a gem! It took several visits to other providers to find a physician that really took the time to listen which lead to proper testing, diagnosis and treatment. He is so personable, professional and great at what he does. He called me when referrals/recommendations were needed and consulted via phone with my other physicians to coordinate the best care for my case (which isn’t easy). During office visits I never felt rushed and all my questions were answered."- S.W. / Healthgrades / Aug 09, 2018
"Immediately upon arrival to the office, the staff was very receptive and warm. They identified me by name based on my appointment times, asked how I was and how my day was and then asked me to take a seat. Not one visit have I taken a seat in the waiting room and waited longer than 15 minutes. Very prompt with times and knowledgeable about all information related to the entire process. Very much understand what my time means to me. Love the office environment, the staff and for sure the doctor. Ursula is the bomb, love her!!! One of the best plastic surgeons, watched his work in the OR as a nurse and made the decision to let him do my procedure. I am very picky with who provide me care, he is the one who can all the time."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 08, 2018
"Dr Stephenson First saw me last year for some extra skin removal. He was very professional and easy to talk to. He talked through everything even what I was expecting. His staff is also exceptional, very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Any further surgeries will be with him and his team."- R.V. / Google / Aug 07, 2018
"Dr. Stephenson was very helpful and let me know exactly what to expect when my procedure was done and aftercare. He is always willing to listen to issues as well as try to offer some good advice."- R.V. / Healthgrades / Aug 07, 2018
Patients that desire to have a facial fat graft must meet the following qualifications:
- They must have an adequate amount of available fat to extract
- They must have good skin laxity and tone
- They should be in good health and a non-smoker
- They should have areas of their face that lack volume due to aging, injury, or genetics
What to Expect?
Our talented staff will evaluate your overall health, the area(s) of available fat, as well as your skin quality. The area(s) to have grafting will also be evaluated to judge its suitability for receiving grafts. This evaluation will help us develop your individual plan. During the consultation, our team encourages you to discuss any areas of your appearance that concern you as well what you hope to accomplish with surgery. This will help us understand your goals and expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved.
Fat Grafting/Transfer Recovery
Swelling and bruising are expected in the areas where fat was removed and transplanted, although it will vary between patients. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve within 1-2 weeks after surgery. A compression garment may be necessary if larger amounts of fat are removed. Most patients can resume modest activity in 7-10 days if small amounts of fat are removed and in 6-8 weeks if large amounts of fat grafts are removed. Complete recovery from fat grafting surgery usually occurs in 6 months.
Get Natural Results Today!
If you have an area on your face that has low volume due to weight loss, aging or genetics, a fat transfer may be a great option to consider. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our staff today so that we can assess the areas for treatment. Fat transfers result in a smooth, fuller shape and can be placed in the lips, cheeks, lines, wrinkles, facial scars, and more.
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