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
"Wonderful! The staff took great care of me. Dr. Song is awesome!"- E.G. / Google / Aug 14, 2023
"Life changer after massive weight loss - could not be more excited - I cannot sing the praises of Dr. Song enough, the entire team at Prima Center is attentive, courteous, informed, and down to earth! I came to Dr. Song to get tummy tuck (skin removal) after almost 150 weight loss, and a breast lift. My tummy tuck is snatched and my breasts higher than they have ever been and so pretty! He completely changed my body for the better and I cannot be more excited! What was also great is that they can provide this surgery in the hospital if you want additional options! He provided me an honest expectation of what he could do, and exceeded any idea of what I thought my body could look like after hanging skin! He was attentive, and available at any time I needed him. He provided me his telephone number and checked in on me after the surgery and ensured everyone (my family taking care of me) was educated on the next steps. He is knowledgeable, patient, thorough, honest, and a deal in this business! If you're looking for amazing work with wonderful aftercare, come to Prima Center.If you are looking for a surgeon in the atlanta area he is the one! I was also concerned with keloids and he was knowledgeable on how to prevent this."- G. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2023
"Wonderful staff and took great care of me. Dr. Song is awesome!"- E.G. / Google / Aug 06, 2023
"DR, Song, is the best. I am an 18 year breast cancer survivor, my breast were uneven, I had weight loss surgery and with the lost weight my breast were very noticeably uneven and I was self conscience of the way I looked. I went to 3 consultation before going to Prima and they each said they couldn’t touch the radiated breast with no other suggestions or options. Dr. Song, however, gave me options, I went with reduction of my right breast to match my left breast and a lift on both with liposuction. While my surgery was a challenge for him he because of the the way the lumpectomy left my left breast so deformed, he mastered it successfully, I love the outcome and feel great I am 3 weeks post op. He is very attentive and knowledgeable and precise. He is thorough and explains the procedures completely with the good and the bad. I would for sure be going back to Dr. Song for my next procedure. I love the way my breast look and feel. Dr. Song you are the best.Thank you for giving me my confidence back.Tracy James"- T.J. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2023
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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