Fat Transfer VS. Fillers
Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Transfer for Facial Rejuvenation
People considering fat transfer should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Fat transfer for facial rejuvenation is designed to treat volume loss and wrinkles; it does not treat facial sagging. Patients in Miami with skin laxity should consider combining their fat transfer with a facelift for the best results. You may not qualify for fat transfer if you don’t have adequate stores of excess fat for grafting.
Your fat grafting consultation at our Miami office is designed to properly inform both you and Dr. Baker of the expected results and goals that you wish to achieve through fat transfer. Dr. Baker will evaluate your body type to determine if you are a good candidate for fat transfer. A custom treatment plan is developed to target your specific needs and help you achieve your ideal results.
One of the few downsides of fat transfer is the more extensive recovery period. Dermal fillers may result in some bruising and swelling that lasts several days, but patients can immediately resume their regular activities after treatment. However, many patients feel that the extensive recovery associated with fat transfer is worth the years of correction that dermal fillers cannot achieve.
Some of the initial fat injected will be absorbed in the months following your treatment; however, most patients maintain enough fat to provide them with the results they desire. Your results will last for several years, after which time future aging may make a second treatment necessary.