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
"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Song and his team. I walked in nervous and worried he might tell me I wasn’t a good candidate for what I wanted to have done. He did the opposite. I sat in his office crying tears of joy when he calmly and with great care explained what he could and could not do to help my body that had been through significant weight loss. I walked out (after 2 surgeries/4 procedures a few months apart) the most confident and comfortable in my skin (albeit lots less of it!) than I’ve ever been. My life is forever changed thanks to Dr. Song. Bonus points for his nurses who are super caring and make you feel really safe and zen. Same for the anesthesiologists. No complications; all follow up care has been excellent. Every time I see Dr. Song, a huge smile comes to my face — that’s how significant his impact has been for me. Huge fan."- M.B. / Google / Jan 17, 2024
"My experience with Dr.Song and the staff at Prima Center for Plastic Surgery was exceptional. Not knowing what to expect, I was initially apprehensive. Dr. Song was very compassionate and assuring during the initial visit, the procedure and throughout my care. I am definitely pleased with my decision to have the procedure. My results are an amazing transformation."- N.W. / Google / Jan 17, 2024
"Dr. Song is literally the best doctor. He is pleasant, talented, caring and great at what he does. I first met with him in January 2022 and he has never forgotten me, or acted like I was just another patient. Due to health issues and my daughter’s school schedule, it took until December 2023 to finally get the reduction done. I am 3 weeks post op and feeling great and looking forward to a new life. His staff is literally the best, answering my million questions with no problems. Maggie, Sarah Kate, Adriana all were amazing in helping me navigate every step of the way. I have a feeling I will be back for more work because that is how comfortable I feel with them. Just can’t say enough good things."- A.M. / Google / Jan 09, 2024
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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. Based on your goals, we can provide a cost estimate for your procedure.
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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