What is Facial Fat Transfer?
As a part of the aging process, it is common to lose volume in the face which can leave patients looking older than they feel. Fortunately, Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA can perform a facial fat transfer procedure and deliver beautiful, natural looking results.
Facial fat transfer is a safe, simple procedure that provides patients with a natural solution for facial volume loss. Peter Abramson, M.D. uses a closed system to harvest fat without being exposed to air. Harvested fat is then re-injected into various areas of the face to fill in contour irregularities around the temples, cheeks, nasiolabial folds, mouth and lips.
Candidates for Facial Fat Transfer
- Hollow cheeks
- Deep smile and frown lines
- Sunken temples
- Thin lips
- Skin depressions
- Contour irregularities
About the Procedure
During the procedure, Dr. Abramson will perform liposuction to remove fat from a donor area on the body such as the buttocks, abdomen, or inner thighs. Next, the fat is immediately purified and injected into the intended areas using a micro-cannula. This can easily be done using a local aesthetic although many patients elect to receive some form of anesthesia. Once the fat cells integrate they can grow naturally with the body just like the surrounding cells. Dr. Abramson injects the fat similarly to how he uses facial fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, Voluma® XC, Volbella® and others. Instead of a synthetic filler he is using the patient’s own fat.
Aftercare and Recovery
Immediately following the procedure the area will be numb from the local anesthetic. Expect swelling for the first few days after the procedure. It is very important to keep pressure off of the face as much as possible for the first 2 weeks. The swelling will start to decrease after 1-2 weeks and the area will begin to get smaller.
Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center uses innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and instruments to perform facial fat transfer and other aesthetic procedures for patients throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area including Decatur, Tucker, Lawrenceville, Douglasville, Carrollton, Conyers, and Smyrna. Call (404) 297-1789 today to schedule a consultation to discuss facial fat transfer.