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Fat Transfer to the Face in New Orleans, LA

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Fat Grafting to the Face

Achieve Long-Lasting Facial Volume Restoration

Facial volume loss is common as you age and experience weight fluctuations. While body fat loss is generally celebrated, facial fat loss can prematurely age you and result in hollow, tired, and fatigued appearances.

Facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive surgery that restores lasting facial fullness for more youthful and healthier-looking contours.

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What Is Fat Transfer to the Face?

Fat transfer to the face is a two-for-one plastic surgery procedure that slims body contours and adds volume to the face. Unwanted fat is taken from the body, cleansed and purified, and injected into hollow areas in the face.

How Does Fat Transfer Differ From Dermal Fillers?

Like dermal fillers, facial fat transfer is an injectable procedure that increases fullness. The primary difference is the injected material. Fat is a natural augmenting material that will not degrade or break down in the body. Dermal fillers are made from natural or synthetic materials and are gradually absorbed. Therefore, dermal fillers tend to last between six months and two years; fat transfer has no time limit.

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What Are the Benefits of Fat Transfer to the Face?

Women and men consider facial fat transfer to:

  • Fill hollow areas of the face
  • Increase cheek volume
  • Fill the lips
  • Fill deep tear troughs
  • Minimize facial lines and wrinkles (including nasolabial folds

Since your fat is used, there is no chance of allergic reaction or rejection.

Is Fat Transfer to the Face Right for Me?

Candidates for facial fat transfer are looking for long-lasting volume enhancement. Candidates must be in good overall health with realistic expectations of their results. They must also have enough fat elsewhere on their body.

Since some fat is absorbed, Dr. Sadeghi needs to remove a greater volume of fat than what is desired.

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How Is Fat Transfer to the Face Performed?

Fat transfer is a multi-step process:

Step# 1: Fat is harvested using gentle liposuction techniques. Liposuction is performed carefully in the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, etc., to remove fat cells without disrupting their integrity.

Step# 2: The removed fat is cleansed and purified so that only the strongest, healthiest cells remain.

Step# 3: The fat is placed into a syringe and injected into hollow areas of the face. This may include the cheeks, under-eye area, lips, chin, jawline, and around the mouth.

How Much Does Fat Transfer to the Face Cost in New Orleans, LA?

The cost of your facial fat transfer will vary depending on how many areas required liposuction and fat grafting.

Dr. Sadeghi and his team at the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.

How Long Is My Recovery After Fat Transfer to the Face?

Fat transfer to the face is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime.

You can expect some swelling and soreness in the liposuction areas and tenderness near the injection sites.

Most discomfort can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses. Patients often return to work and their normal activities within a week; however, you may be asked to refrain from strenuous activity for a few weeks.

Are My Fat Transfer Results Permanent?

It is expected that the body will absorb some of the transferred fat. To counteract this, Dr. Sadeghi will inject a greater volume than what is desired for the final results.

It is very common for your facial contours to look overly full or swollen initially; however, this will reverse as fat is absorbed and the remaining fat settles. Once this occurs, your results will be long lasting.

Since your face will have a greater amount of fat cells, it will be more susceptible to weight fluctuations. Because of this, it is important to maintain a stable weight after the treatment.

Should I Combine My Facial Fat Transfer With Other Procedures?

While facial fat transfer already combines liposuction body contouring with facial rejuvenation, many patients combine their facial fat transfer with:

INTERESTED IN FACIAL FAT TRANSFER IN NEW ORLEANS, LA?

If you are looking for long-lasting facial fullness, fat transfer may be for you. Contact double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sadeghi at the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery to learn more.

Call us today at 504-322-7435 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.