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Facial Fat Grafting in Atlanta, GA

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What is Facial Fat Grafting?

There are a number of procedures today that can restore the youthful look and shape of your face, but fat grafting to the face is growing in popularity because of the natural and long-lasting results it provides. Lost volume, often due to aging, is usually most noticeable around the jawline, cheeks, and eyes; facial fat grafting can be used to decrease these more common signs of aging. With facial fat grafting, you can even increase the fullness of your face by smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and folds using your natural fatty tissue. By removing extra fat from your body, plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang can artfully apply the fat into the needed areas of your face for lasting, beautiful results with the added benefit of improving body curves where fat was removed.

What Are The Benefits Of Facial Fat Grafting?

A facial fat grafting procedure performed by Dr. Mang offers a number of great benefits to rejuvenate your look, including:

  • Providing a safer, more natural alternative to synthetic fillers
  • Restoring moderate to severe volume loss 
  • Reducing lines, creases, and wrinkles
  • Removing unwanted fat in problem areas
  • Improving skin tone and texture
  • Achieving an overall more youthful appearance
  • Creating natural-looking, long-lasting results
  • Recovery time is quick

Can I Have Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting can help if you want to add natural-looking volume to specific areas of your face. A facial fat transfer can fill in wrinkles, like smile lines, Crow's feet, and laugh lines. Transferred fat may also reduce the visibility of pitted areas and scars, and can also enhance your cheeks and lips for a rejuvenated appearance. In order to be a candidate for a facial fat transfer, you need to have enough excess fat on your body to meet your goals.

How is Facial Fat Grafting Performed?

Facial fat transfer is a two-part surgery: harvesting fat and injection. Since such a small amount of fat is removed and grafted, Dr. Mang usually uses twilight or local anesthesia. To start, Dr. Mang will perform liposuction to remove fat, which will likely come from your hips, flanks, or abdomen. As soon as the fat is harvested, it will be processed and then Dr. Mang will insert it into the chosen areas of your face, which could include your lips, cheeks, and beneath your eyes. He will use various techniques and injection angles to provide ideal immersion rates into your skin, as well as to create evenness.

What Can I Expect After My Facial Fat Grafting Procedure?

After your fat transfer, your liposuction incisions will be sutured and cleaned before you are sent to recovery. Dr. Mang or a member of his team will apply wound coverings and monitor you until you are able to be sent home with a family member or friend. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Mang will tell you what to expect during your at-home recovery and will send you home with some information on how to care for your treated areas. Follow-up appointments will need to be scheduled at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery so Dr. Mang can monitor your recovery and progress. Your recovery will be different, depending on how much fat is taken and grafted, but you should plan to take 1 – 2 weeks to rest and recover. You might see some improvements right away, but it will take a few weeks before you can see your final outcomes. Your results should last for many years.

Facial Fat Grafting FAQ

How much does facial fat grafting cost?
The cost for a facial fat graft will include fat removal and will vary based on how much volume is being transferred. Following a complete assessment, Dr. Mang will decide how much fat is needed to achieve your goals and prepare a personal treatment plan. Then, he can start to calculate costs, like anesthesia and facility fees. So your procedure is easier to afford, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery accepts several payment methods, including low-interest financing.

Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Either a facial fat transfer or a dermal filler (for example, JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®) can correct the visibility of lines and static wrinkles while also restoring volume to your face. While dermal fillers can give you wonderful results, a facial fat transfer often looks more natural and lasts longer. To help you decide how much fat you want to be added and in which areas, Dr. Mang may recommend using dermal fillers. As soon as you've figured out what you want, Dr. Mang will perform a fat graft to your face for results that last years instead of months.

Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
Facial fat grafting can be combined with another procedure such as BOTOX® (a wrinkle relaxer) or a skin treatment (for example, a facial). Facial fat grafting is also a good way to enhance a facial surgery. A fat graft can add volume to improve the proportions of your face, which enhances the surgical results of a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation. Talk to Dr. Mang in your consultation about all your needs and wants so he can create a plan with surgical and nonsurgical treatments that reach all of your aesthetic goals.

How long does facial fat grafting take?
The procedure time for a fat transfer will vary depending on how much fat is being taken, plus the volume required to attain the desired result. As soon as your plan is created in your consultation, Dr. Mang will discuss what you should expect, for example, the time it will take for liposuction, fat preparation, and grafting. Dr. Mang takes his time carefully injecting thin layers of fat with innovative techniques — so your results are beautiful and natural.

Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
A fat transfer may be used in a number of locations to add volume or fill in lines. A fat transfer is ideally designed to augment or enhance the mid-face or cheeks so that the area appears fuller and lifted without surgery. In addition, transferred fat may also be used to add volume to your upper and/or lower lips. You can also use a fat transfer to fill the hollow areas under your eyes. Facial fat grafting can also treat the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, marionette lines, or brow furrows. Dr. Mang will develop your custom treatment plan to address your concerns and aesthetic goals.

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Facial fat transfer at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery is an incredible way to add volume, smooth out lines, and enhance your gorgeous face for a younger, radiant appearance. With little downtime, we urge you to find out more about facial fat transfer and how it can help you achieve a beautiful, natural look with long-lasting results. Call our Duluth, GA office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mang for this state-of-the-art procedure.

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