Featured Fat Grafting Patient
52-year-old male one month after a lower eyelid blepharoplasty (lift) and fat grafting of the cheeks resulting in a refreshed, more youthful look.
Fat grafting is 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 hollow appearance to the cheeks
- Desire more fullness of the lips
- Have a hollowed appearance to the eyelids following an overly agressive blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Desire a more youthful appearance with increased facial volume
Fat grafting or transfer can be performed in the office without the need for general 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.
How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost?
The price of facial fat grafting depends on the number of areas being treated. The typical cost ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 dollars based on the total volume of fat being transferred and whether or not you wish to complete your surgery under local anesthetic or with general anesthesia.
For example, volumes of nearly 30cc of fat transfer are possible to rejuvenate the loss of volume in your facial. Prices may also be affected if you should decide to add adjuvant therapies such as liposuction and tightening of the skin or facelift skin resurfacing. A consultation with Dr. Mowlavi will help you appreciate what is possible in the world of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation.
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.
Book a Consultation About Facial Fat Grafting
The only way to know exactly how much fat transfer you will need for your facial rejuvenation is to book a consultation with Dr. Mowlavi.
During your consultation with Dr. Mowlavi, you will be able to identify where the fat graft will be best harvested from and how much fat transfer you will need to replace fat volume lost from aging.
You can also assess whether you will be able to have your procedure under local anesthetic only or whether you desire general anesthesia.
Facial fat grafting results are natural looking and can take years off your face in one day with little or no downtime. Book your consult today.
A 54-year-old female three months after upper and lower eyelid surgery, fat grafting to the cheeks, and CO2 facial laser resurfacing.
A 49-year-old female three months after bilateral upper and lower eyelid surgery and fat grafting to the cheeks.