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Benefits of Fat Transfer for Facial Rejuvenation

When facial fat tissue diminishes, you can develop shallow cheeks or hollows under the eyes. For many patients, facial volume loss leaves them looking chronically fatigued and strips them of a bright, happy complexion. Fat transfer takes patient-harvested fat and carefully injects it in the areas of deep volume loss. Enhancing facial volume restores a fuller and refreshed appearance.

Fat Transfer VS. Fillers
Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer

  • Gentle, safe syringe liposuction is used to harvest fatty tissue from the body, typically the hips. The fat is processed and purified, removing any unwanted oils. Dr. Baker then carefully and skillfully injects the fat into the face to restore facial volume and fill wrinkles.
  • Fat is grafted using a microcannula that results in micrografts, the depositing of small amounts of fat during a single pass of the cannula. The micrografting technique provides the smoothest, longest-lasting results.
  • Fat transfer has zero risk of allergic reactions or body rejection because it utilizes the patient’s own harvested fat.
  • Fat that remains after the initial recovery period is permanent, providing years of beautiful results.
  • The fat transfer procedure takes about one and a half hours and is performed with the patient sedated or asleep.
Fillers

Fillers

  • A wide variety of dermal fillers is available to smooth wrinkles and restore volume, including JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, BELOTERO BALANCE®, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC.
  • Dermal filler treatments are performed during a quick, in-office session with only a topical anesthetic.
  • Dermal fillers are injected into wrinkles or the cheeks to plump the skin and erase wrinkles.
  • Fillers are ideal for patients who desire a quick and efficient fix or who don’t have the required amount of fat stores for transfer.
  • Fillers have a higher risk of negative reactions and can sometimes provide inconsistent results that only last several months.
Addressing Any Concerns You May Have

You should expect some bruising and swelling of the face and at your liposuction sites. Resting with your head elevated and applying cold packs to the face will help minimize bruising and swelling. You should be able to return to work within a week of your procedure. Patients with only minor correction may find that they can return to work as soon as four days after surgery. You can resume your regular exercise routine three weeks after your procedure. Excess swelling should subside within four weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Transfer for Facial Rejuvenation
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