Our West Palm Beach fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure that harvests fat from one part of your body to be used as a filler to enhance a facial area. In the same way that dermal fillers (such as Juvéderm) are used to plump lips, fill wrinkles, and plump your cheeks, your own natural fat cells can be injected for long term, lasting results. At Sanctuary Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, we perform custom facial fat transfer procedures with precision and exceptional skills.
What is a Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat transfer is performed to combat the gradual loss of volume that occurs during the aging process. Fat is harvested from other areas of the body, such as the thighs, belly, or hips, using liposuction. It is then sterilized and purified before it is injected into areas of depletion, typically the cheeks, temples, lips, and jawline. The final result is a more youthful, rounded, and rejuvenated countenance. One of the secondary benefits of facial fat transfer is that it slims and sculpts the donor areas, making it an especially strategic and cost-effective treatment.
Facial Fat Transfer: Is It Right for You?
To perform facial fat transfer in Boca Raton to restore, enhance, or rejuvenate your face, you should be in good overall health, understand what to expect, and have an area of your body with enough excess fat to be harvested, purified, and transferred. The beauty of this treatment is that your body recognizes your own fat cells, and they become integrated into the area for a long-term result.
Fat Grafting – The Benefits
Facial fat grafting is a beautiful way to enhance your look and offers many benefits:
- Fat grafting will not cause an allergic reaction
- Fat grafting is safe and cost-effective
- Fat is a natural, living filler
- No risk of distortion of the lips or cheeks as with some dermal fillers
- Fat lasts longer than fillers, which are reabsorbed over time
- Grafted fat becomes part of living tissue permanently
- The fat cells have a regenerative effect
Fat Grafting and You
Our custom facial fat grafting in Boca Raton can be the ideal way to restore age-related lost volume or add volume to various areas of the face, including:
- Corners of the mouth
- Crow’s feet
- Under-eye hollows
- Scar treatment
What Is the Procedure Like to Experience?
Facial fat transfer requires only local anesthesia in most cases but is often performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation during a facelift or liposuction.
We perform these custom treatments at our state-of-the-art, accredited, private clinic in Boca Raton.
Fat grafting is a multi-step process that begins with using gentle liposuction to harvest healthy fat cells. The fat is then purified and injected into the desired areas with precision.
Am I a Good Candidate For Fat Grafting?
Candidates for fat grafting for a facial fat transfer procedure are men or women who have lost facial volume, and have developed wrinkles and hollows or sunken areas in the face. Candidates for fat grafting would like to go a step beyond dermal fillers to achieve a natural-looking, long-lasting, restoration of volume to enhance and smooth the face. Candidates should meet the following requirements:
Have sufficient unwanted fat to be harvested and transferred
- Are in good health generally
- Do not smoke
- You have realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish
Facial Fat Transfer and the Aging Face
As the years pass, your face can lose some of the natural facial fat, creating a gaunt, aging appearance. Your natural facial fat diminishes, causing lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, such as deep forehead creases, lost cheek prominence, thinner lips, and other unwelcome signs of age. Restoring a youthful, plumper look to your face with natural fat may be the ideal way to restore a refreshed, healthy facial appearance. Many facelifts have added fat grafting for facial volume restoration unless the patient has a fuller face. Pan facial fat grafting is often performed with a facelift with temples, under eyes, cheeks, jawline, folds and sometimes lips augmented. This procedure is completely customized and discussed during the consultation and again the day of surgery.
Facial Fat Transfer for Lip Augmentation
If you have relied on dermal fillers to keep your lips looking plump and appealing, you now have the option to have fuller lips that last. Transferring natural fat cells to your lips will allow the fat cells to become part of your natural lip structure, lasting far longer than dermal fillers and feeling very natural – because it is.
Facial Fat Grafting Recovery
After your fat grafting in West Palm Beach, you'll be able to return home immediately, where you'll deal with some redness and mild swelling in both the grafted and donor areas. This is completely normal, and almost always resolves quite quickly. We'll talk you through the aftercare process, so you'll know exactly what to expect, and we'll give you detailed instructions for taking care of yourself. Most of our patients resume normal activities on the same day or within a few days, so you can enjoy long-lasting results without having to take too much of a break from your daily life!
Meet with Us about Custom Facial Fat Transfer Treatments
We invite you to discover the premier plastic surgery clinic in Boca Raton, Sanctuary Plastic Surgery. Our entire team of professionals is focused on achieving “results from every angle.” We perform facial fat transfer procedures with advanced health and safety protocols and discretion, along with 100% personalized care. For an elevated experience and superior results, we invite you to meet with us in person for a private consultation.