Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile understands that loss of facial volume occurs for many reasons including aging, massive weight loss, and low body fat. Loss of facial volume can exaggerate the appearance of normal aging and give patients a gaunt look.
A surgical fat transfer or fat grafting is a procedure designed to restore and enhance volume using a patient’s own tissue (fat). Through a highly specialized process, fat is harvested under sterile conditions, processed, and injected to increase facial volume.
This is a complex procedure. Fat must be harvested in such a way as to preserve the integrity of the fat cells. It is important to not disrupt the fat cell membrane so that live fat cells are transferred. During Dr. Stile’s procedure at Stile Aesthetics, up to 80% of the transferred fat will survive and provide patients with long-lasting results. Call our Las Vegas, NV, office today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more.
Once the patient is under general anesthesia or sedation, an instrument called a cannula is inserted through the skin to suction out fat from a donor site such as the abdomen or inner thighs. Incisions for this procedure are very small and will heal leaving practically undetectable scars.
The removed fat is then sorted and purified before being put into dozens of 1cc syringes for the transfer. Dr. Stile will inject the fat below the facial skin massaging the enhanced areas so that the fat settles smoothly and the desired volume restoration is achieved.
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*Individual Results May Vary
Men and women are turning to plastic surgeons to perform fat transfers to plump cheeks, full lips, and restore the overall youthful appearance of their face. Great candidates for a fat grafting surgery:
Patients will have a more youthful look resulting from the facial volume that is restored. These patients will also notice healthier-looking skin that may be the result of growth factors in the injected fat. Between 70-80% of the transferred fat will survive. Patients undergoing a fat transfer may need small additional grafting surgeries in the future.
Fat transfer is generally a more natural way to enhance and add volume to areas of the face than dermal injectables or artificial cheek or chin implants.
The patient will see redness and swelling initially, but fat transfers usually have a short downtime (7 – 10 days) and total recovery period (1 – 2 weeks).
*Individual results may vary