What is the Procedure Like?
The fat transfer procedure begins with administering the level of anesthesia (either sedation or general anesthetic) your treatment plan involves. Next, Dr. Stile inserts a small cannula through tiny incisions in your donor site to extract the fat cells carefully.
Once the fat is harvested, it is purified and placed into dozens of 1cc syringes, which enable Dr. Stile to place the fat in the treatment areas with precision and artistry. Finally, the fat is injected at the proper depth into areas of lost facial volume, and Dr. Stile massages the tissues for a smooth, desirable result (see our videos of the actual procedure being performed on Dr. Stile’s YouTube channel.
Once the procedure is concluded, you’ll be cared for in the Premium Surgical Services Center recovery room by experienced and compassionate staff who will ensure you’re truly ready before you are discharged. Your recovery at home should have you feeling better in 7-10 days and returning to most of your normal activities, including work or school, in 1-2 weeks.
How Long Will Fat Transfer Results Last?
The advantage fat transfer has over dermal fillers is that between 70%-80% of the donor tissue reintegrates with your existing tissues in the recipient site. Once it reconnects to your blood supply, there’s no reason to expect your new volume to diminish, whereas dermal fillers need to be reapplied periodically.
Your skin will look healthier as well because the donor tissue contains growth factors. Your face regains its youthful contours, and your skin will be radiant thanks to Dr. Stile and the Stile Plastic Surgery team.