Facial Fat Grafting
What is Facial Fat Grafting?
As we age, we lose some of the facial volume and facial fat grafting is an easy way to restore some of the missing volume for a more youthful appearance. The fat grafting also helps stimulate your own collagen forming for a long-lasting result.
Are You A Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?
During your visit with Dr. Tamim, he will evaluate you and come up with the right treatment plan for you. Ideal candidates for facial fat grafting would be a person who has lost some facial volume either genetically, due to aging, after an injury, or after significant weight loss. Or simply if you want more fullness to your face, facial fat grafting may be right for you.
Facial fat grafting surgery is done under IV sedation/general anesthesia in one of our operating rooms. First, we harvest the fat from pre-determined areas such as the abdomen, back, or thighs. Then, we sterile centrifuge the fat and transfer it to a needle. We then simply inject it around the face where needed. We typically overfill the fat, as there is a natural tendency of the body absorbing some of the fat.
What to Expect
On average, the recovery time for facial fat grafting is 1-2 weeks. For the first week, you need to stay out of the sun and apply sunscreens when going outside. You are expected to see your optimal results in about 2-4 weeks after procedure. We will provide you with a detailed post-operative care instruction to ensure proper healing.