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.
"Dr. Philip Nakano has a genuine personality! Excellent bedside manners and cares a great deal about his patients. His facial procedures are beautiful! I trust him."- C.E. / Facebook / Aug 25, 2015
"Reduction - Great doctor and great results!!! The Prima staff are all wonderful and Dr. Song is amazing."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 24, 2018
"My consult was perfect. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Song and his staff. After 5 consults, Dr. Song is my Dr. of choice."- D.M. / Facebook / Jan 03, 2018
"Best decision we ever made. My mom 60 years old had a very difficult plastic surgery and Dr Nakano did the best for her. Very Profesional, always there for her. I will always recommend this wonderful doctor to everybody."- A. / Healthgrades / Dec 13, 2017
"Prima Center for Plastic Surgery definitely gets more than 5 stars. Dr. Nakano is the best surgeon hands down. He is very humble and sweet. He truly cares about his patients and sets his standards so high. When he walks in the room all you can do is smile. His work is extremely outstanding! I'm so glad I did my research and made my decision to choose him because I would not of had it any other way. My results are AMAZING, and I couldn't be anymore satisfied. If ever I would n...eed to go back, I would choose Doctor Nakano over again! I highly recommend him. Also, my nurse Ms. Lisa is so sweet and understanding! She is always careful at making sure your comfortable and relaxed during each appointment. She constantly reminds you know that you can call her for anything at anytime. Your health is extremely important to her. Thank you for making this process smooth each visit Ms. Lisa! The whole staff there is wonderful, even Ms. Stacy who is the receptionist, as soon as you walk in her smile just brightens your day! Love you guys and keep up the outstanding work:)"- D.D. / Facebook / Oct 10, 2017
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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