Fat grafting also known as fat injections has become a mainstay of the plastic surgeon’s armament and allows several facial aging changes to be corrected using less invasive techniques. You can benefit from facial fat grafting if you:
have noticed a sunken or hallow appearance to the cheeks
desire more fullness of the lips
have a hallowed appearance to the eyelids following blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Fat grafting or transfer can be performed in the office without the need for sedation, or it can be combined with surgical procedures, such as a face and neck lift. Most patients can benefit from the transferring of fat to correct small soft tissue deficits and contour irregularities. First, liposuction is used to harvest and collect fat. Next, the fat material is processed to remove an oily and aqueous liquid layer and to pack the desired fat cells into 1 ml syringes. Finally, the fat is transferred to the face into any areas needing volume replacement. In order to appreciate what fat grafting can do for you, please review the before and after gallery below.
A 54 year old female from Laguna Niguel three months after upper and lower eyelid surgery, fat grafting to the cheeks and CO2 facial laser resurfacing.
A 49 year old female from San Ysidro three months after bilateral upper and lower eyelid surgery and fat grafting to the cheeks.
A 67 year old male two months after fat grafting to the cheeks, upper eyelid surgery, and CO2 laser resurfacing.
A 70 year old female post face and neck lift, incision of corrugators, and fat grafting.
A 58 year old female post face and neck lift surgery, fat grafting to the nasojugal creases, and lower eyelid surgery.
How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost?
The price of fat transplantation depends on how many areas are being addressed. Typically, the cost can range from $4,500 to $6,500 and varies depending on the type of procedure and whether or not local or general anesthesia is used. If you would like to achieve a fuller, more youthful facial appearance, then please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mowlavi, Orange County’s premier cosmetic surgeon.
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