How Does A Fat Transfer of the Face Work?

If you feel like your face looks thinner or more hollow when you look in the mirror, you’re probably not imagining things. Your face begins to lose its youthful volume in your 30s, with the fullness decreasing further with each additional decade you gain.

Happily, getting a fat transfer of the face procedure at Northeastern Plastic Surgery, located in Florham Park, New Jersey, is a permanent solution that makes your face look fuller, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and gives you a younger, more vibrant facial appearance. Discover from board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA what to expect from fat transfer of the face surgery.

What is a fat transfer of the face procedure?

A fat transfer occurs when Dr. Fodero transfers fat from one area of your body to another. Along with the face, Dr. Fodero can perform fat transfer procedures on your buttocks and breasts

These surgical procedures first involve Dr. Fodero removing fat from one part of your body using liposuction, then carefully injecting it in the area of your body where you desire a fuller appearance. After a fat transfer of the face procedure is performed, you can expect increased volume in your face around your eyes, temples, cheeks, and a decreased appearance of facial wrinkles.

The advantages of getting fat transfer of the face surgery

If you’re looking to revitalize your youthful facial appearance, getting fat transfer of the face surgery comes with a number of advantages.

It’s permanent

Getting fat transfer of the face surgery is a highly effective way to achieve permanent fullness in your face. Unlike other procedures that can also achieve similar results, you won’t need to repeat a fat transfer of the face every 6-12 months for results to last. In the long run, getting fat transfer of the face surgery saves you time and money over temporary procedures.

It’s natural

Dr. Fodero only uses fat from other areas of your own body to complete the fat transfer to your face. This means the procedure is safe, without the risks of your body rejecting synthetic materials, and your results from the fat transfer look extremely natural.

It can completely rejuvenate your appearance

Fat transfer of the face surgery makes your face appear fuller, which comes with additional benefits beyond a younger, fuller looking face. You’ll also find the appearance of any wrinkles on your face are diminished, as well as any facial scarring.

The procedure is quick and easy to get

Usually, Dr. Fodero performs fat transfer of the face as an outpatient surgery. This means you can go home the same day after getting this minor surgical procedure.

What you can expect when getting fat transfer of the face surgery

Before getting fat transfer of the face surgery, Dr. Fodero has a pre-surgery consultation with you. There, he develops a treatment plan for your procedure based on the facial volumizing results you desire. Dr. Fodero also determines the areas of your body where you’ll receive liposuction to harvest the fat that’s injected into your face.

On the day of surgery, liposuction on those chosen body parts is the first procedure Dr. Fodero performs. This procedure involves suctioning fat out from that body part using a cannula.

Next, Dr. Fodero purifies your harvested body fat. This involves removing any extra liquids and deceased or injured fat cells from your body fat.

Once purification is complete, Dr. Fodero injects your body fat into your facial tissues. The injections take place in different areas of your face, focusing on the areas you’d like your face to have more volume.

If you’re interested in restoring lost facial volume, set up a Klara telehealth or in-person consultation at Northeastern Plastic Surgery with our team today online or by phone.

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