How Much Fuller Will My Face Look After a Fat Transfer?

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Has your face started to lose the voluptuous appearance of youth? As you age, your body slows the production of collagen and elastin, which give your cheeks and skin a plumper appearance. Without the added layer, you may notice fine lines and wrinkles start to develop along with sagging of the skin. A fat transfer can give your face a fuller and younger appearance.

Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. He offers fat transfer procedures to help restore the youthful fullness of your face.

Understanding a fat transfer

Weight loss and natural aging take a toll on your skin. You lose the volume of your youth; however, fat transfer can restore the lost volume. The technique involves removing fat from another area of the body and transferring it to restore plumpness to an area that has experienced depletion.

Dr. Mang and his team in Atlanta, GA can perform a transfer on a large area such as the breasts or buttocks, or they can focus on small, targeted areas of the body such as the cheeks, lips, and lower eyelid.

Fat transfers are a wonderful way to naturally enhance your appearance without the use of a filler or implant. Dr. Mang will carry out advanced liposuction and then use the fat to transfer and graft in new locations to create a more youthful appearance.

Who is a suitable candidate for fat transfer?

Have you noticed areas where your skin has started to thin and sag? If so, you might be an ideal candidate for a fat transfer. In order to undergo a fat transfer, you should be at a healthy body weight with a sufficient amount of fat to effectively transfer.

How is a fat transfer carried out?

You will be put under anesthesia at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Mang will then use liposuction with a special cannula to remove fat from targeted areas of your body. The fat is put through a purification process using a centrifuge before being injected into the targeted area. The fat is injected into layers until you obtain the desired appearance. In large areas, it can take numerous injections of fat.

After the fat transfer, you’ll need to go through a healing process in two areas of the body – the region where the fat was obtained and the region where it was injected. The recovery process can take from 1 – 2 days for small areas like the lips or longer for larger areas such as the buttocks or breasts. The treated area often appears red and swollen.

A successful fat transfer causes minimal scarring, and in the area where the fat is removed, you’ll have a smoother, flatter, appearance. Following a fat transfer, your face will appear plumper and younger. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, and sagging alleviated.

Where can fat be transferred?

You can have fat transferred almost anywhere on your face or body where you want a plumper appearance. The most common areas are the hands, breasts, and face. Many women also opt for a fat transfer in the buttocks (referred to as a Brazilian butt lift).

A fat transfer is an excellent way to naturally enhance your body without the use of fillers or implants. The results of a fat transfer are natural looking and can last for years as long as you maintain your body weight. If the fat transfer starts to thin due to natural aging, you can undergo touch-up procedures to maintain your appearance.

Schedule a consultation today

If you are interested in undergoing a fat transfer, schedule a consultation today to discuss the procedure with Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang and his team at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. You can outline your goals, and Dr. Mang will give you an idea of what to expect. Call today to learn more about making your face fuller with a fat transfer.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.