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
"For years I struggled with mid section weight gain in the lower belly. No matter how many diets, exercise, healthy eating, counting carbs/macros I couldn’t even make a dent in the lower belly. It was depressing to say the least. I decided to look into a Tummy Tuck. Had several consultations with different surgeons. My concern was safety #1. I didn’t want a doctor to cut corners or a doctor that was all about IG likes and followers. When I met Dr Song I knew I would be safe. He also told me no diet or exercise would free me of the bottom belly area that it would need to be surgically removed. I didn’t really set any expectations because in my mind ANYTHING would be better than what I was currently living with. Now 6 weeks post op from TT/MR/Lipo to flanks and under chin and I not only look AMAZING but I feel even better than I look. My midsection speaks for its self. I followed every instruction and I healed great. Even the incision line looks great! Swelling sucks but even on my now worst days is better than my previous best days. The words thank you just aren’t enough. Dr Song you gave me my confidence back and I will forever be grateful."- D.W. / Google / Dec 20, 2021
"My son and I had a small procedure done at Prima, and I was quite impressed to say the least. Dr. Song, and Adriana were hospitable and made us feel very comfortable. They answered any questions or concerns we had. Adriana was awesome, she held my son’s hand and reassured him when he was nervous. Dr. Song was very gentle, and talked with my son through the entire procedure. I mentioned Dr. Song was gentle, and when I tell you I could hardly feel that needle (for numbing) go in, I mean I could barely feel it. The procedures were quick and easy, and my son and I are more than pleased with our results. I am looking forward to go back for my next procedure. Thank you Dr. Song and Adriana, you guys were fantastic! 🤗"- A.F. / Google / Dec 17, 2021
"Dr. Song is the BEST doctor I saw. He is very realistic and honest about everything. That’s the kind of doctor you want to be performing your surgery. He is very professional and his team is the best!! I honestly will miss seeing them. If I ever go back under the knife, it will be Dr. Song."- V.S. / Google / Nov 13, 2021
"Dr. Song is the best kept secret in the state of Georgia. He is a double board certified plastic surgeon he is extremely knowledgeable in his field, compassionate, patient and takes pride in his work. He has more than EXCEEDED my expectations. Dr. Song made me feel extremely comfortable in entrusting my life in his hands. Safety is his primary concern and it showed. Dr. Song along with the entire staff at Prima plastic surgery are pure gold! Top notched. Adriana his nurse is amazing she works extremely well with Dr. Song she is his right hand, very knowledgeable, caring, patient and truly a gem. Michelle did an excellent job in recovery she gave my husband the necessary tools and information needed for my successful recovery. I consulted with several surgeons before choosing Dr. Song and no one else came close. He held my hand every step of the way as well as giving me his personal cell phone number and calling to check on me during after care. This just felt right it felt like family. 10 stars easily!"- L.N. / Google / Nov 13, 2021
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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