Facial Fat Transfer: How It Works

shutterstock_130190102Injectables like Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers are dominating the facial rejuvenation scene. Why? Because they are less expensive than surgery and there is no downtime. Currently, facial fat transfer is also becoming more popular.

In general, facial fat transfer could work for you if:

  • You are generally in good physical shape
  • Your current facial aging concerns will be improved by a boost in volume through fat transfer
  • You have extra fat to be harvested in other areas of the body

The process

Facial fat transfer at our Encino clinic is an outpatient procedure. It takes between one and three hours, depending on the amount of fat to be transferred and any additional treatments performed.

Liposuction is used to withdraw fat from areas such as the abdomen or hips. Once harvested, the fat is purified in a centrifuge. The purified fat is then re-injected into facial lines and depressions.

Aside from volume boost, many patients have also expressed improvement in skin tone and color after facial fat transfer.

Do you have questions concerning facial fat transfer? Call 818.380.3130 to schedule an appointment today.

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