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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"I had an outpatient surgery at Dr. Stephenson's clinic and I was extremely pleased with the results. Dr. Stephenson explained to me the procedure, the steps, and was very professional. He did a great job. The follow-ups after the surgery was done at regular intervals, fixing appointments with the office went very smooth and the staff members are very welcoming. Dr. Stephenson's nurse was very friendly, funny, and courteous. Thank you, Dr. Stephenson!"- R.J. / Google / Sep 11, 2018
"I had an outpatient surgery at Dr. Stephenson's clinic and I was extremely pleased with the results. Dr. Stephenson explained to me the procedure, the steps, and was very professional. He did a great job. The follow-ups after the surgery was done at regular intervals, fixing appointments with the office went very smooth and the staff members are very welcoming. Dr. Stephenson's nurse was very friendly, funny, and courteous. Thank you, Dr. Stephenson!"- R. / Healthgrades / Sep 11, 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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