What Is a Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat transfers are facial contouring procedures that are increasing in popularity as they provide natural improvements and lasting benefits for the skin. Volume loss in the face, often caused by aging, is usually more prominent around the cheeks, jawline, and eyes. Facial fat transfers (or grafting) can decrease these typical signs of aging and increase suppleness in the skin by smoothing lines, wrinkles, and folds on your face through your own transferred fatty tissue. By taking excess fat from your body, our expert facial plastic surgeons can carefully apply the purified fat to the problem areas of your face for lasting, beautiful results. To find out more about facial fat grafting, contact Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO and set up your cosmetic consultation!
Facial Fat Transfer Reviews
"10 out 10 absolutely amazing — he is so methodical and executed everything beautifully. - I truly do not know where to begin with this review because there are so many wonderful things to say about Dr. Imola and his staff. Before I came to see Dr. Imola I had already had 2 surgeries to correct my facial asymmetry by another surgeon. I was not satisfied with the results and had some complications during and after recovery. I was in desperate pursuit of finding another surgeon to help correct and essentially just acknowledge my concerns. But I was continuously turned down. I visited a handful of plastic and maxillofacial surgeons and never felt welcomed. I started to become frustrated and felt hopeless. But I was determined to continue my search and that’s when I found Dr. Imola. He first appealed to me because he had amazing reviews and he specialized in all things face and neck related. I took the leap and made my consultation appointment and I am so glad I did. I was very anxious to see Dr. Imola at first because I did not know what to expect. But the consultation went very well. I felt heard by Dr. Imola and relieved that I was finally given a diagnosis (Hemifacial Microsomia). He was patient with all of my questions and concerns and took his time in explaining each and every surgical option. After my consultation, I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted. I had been consumed by this journey for a long time. But I finally found a surgeon I trusted and felt comfortable with. Leading up to my surgery date Dr. Imola’s coordinator Lisa would periodically check up on me and was very helpful during the whole process! Lisa is genuinely sympathetic and devotes herself to caring for their patients in every aspect. Everything went smoothly because of her. My surgery was broken up into two days. On day one, I had a fat transfer to my cheeks and FaceTite to sculpt my jaw. On day two I had a primary rhinoplasty done. And OH MY GOODNESS I am so in love with my results. Dr. Imola exceeding my expectations and did so with no complications! He is so methodical and executed everything beautifully. He is amazing at what he does. He also eliminated the chronic discomfort I was left with from the previous procedures. I am now almost 1-year post-op. I am so incredibly happy that I found Dr. Imola, he gave me my life back. I no longer am consumed by insecurities and to anyone like me, I recommend visiting Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery Center. You will not regret it."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 16, 2021
"I could not have picked a better plastic surgeon! Found out I had a rare tumor growing on my cheekbone, which left an indentation or “dimple” and needed surgery. Dr. K got rid of all of it and I came out amazed! Since the surgery, Dr. K performed a fat transfer and my cheek might look better than before! 🤣 Dr. K and his team work absolute MAGIC and I would recommend them to anyone. Everyone in the office makes you feel so welcomed and cared for. You will be in the best of hands!!"- M.V. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
How Does a Fat Transfer Work?
As a minimally invasive treatment, facial fat transfers at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery can fill in fine lines and wrinkles, volumize sunken cheeks, plump thin lips, and address other facial aesthetic concerns. Facial fat grafting is a two-part procedure that includes harvesting the fat from the hips, abdomen, thighs, or flanks using liposuction. The harvested fat is then purified and artfully injected into your lips, cheeks, and/or beneath your eyes to create volume and fill in lines, wrinkles, and facial pits. While you might notice some improvements initially, it may take several weeks before you see your final results. A small amount of fat may be reabsorbed by your body, but with appropriate maintenance, your facial fat transfer can provide lasting, natural-looking results.
Facial Fat Transfer FAQ
How much does a facial fat transfer cost?
Your cost for a facial fat transfer will include fat removal and will vary based on how much volume is being transferred. After a thorough assessment, your surgeon will determine how much fat is needed to create your goals and will prepare a personal plan. After this, they can begin to estimate costs, like facility and anesthesia fees. To help make your treatment easier to afford, Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Either a facial fat transfer or a dermal filler (for example, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®) may improve the visibility of lines and wrinkles as well as restore facial volume. While dermal fillers can create beautiful results, a facial fat transfer often lasts longer and looks more natural. To help you decide how much volume you want and in which areas, your surgeon may suggest using wrinkle fillers. Once you've figured out what you like, they can perform a facial fat transfer for long-lasting results.
Can a facial fat transfer be combined with another procedure?
A facial fat transfer can be combined with another procedure such as BOTOX® (a wrinkle relaxer) or a skin treatment (for example, a facial). A fat transfer will increase volume to improve the balance and proportion of your face, which enhances the surgical results of a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation. Talk to your surgeon during your consultation about all your needs and wants, and they can create a plan with surgical and nonsurgical procedures that help reach all your goals.
How long does a facial fat transfer take?
The length of time needed for your facial fat transfer will depend on the amount of fat being removed, plus the volume required to attain the desired result. As soon as your treatment plan is created in your initial consultation, your surgeon can go over what you should expect, like how long it will take for liposuction, fat preparation, and grafting. Our talented surgeons take their time carefully employing advanced techniques — so your results are beautiful and natural.
Which areas of the face can be improved with a facial fat transfer?
A fat transfer can be used in several locations to increase volume or fill in lines. A fat transfer is ideally designed to augment or enhance the cheeks so that this area looks fuller and lifted without surgery. Additionally, transferred fat may also be used as a natural lip filler. You may also consider a fat transfer to improve the sunken or hollow areas under your eyes. Facial fat transfers may also correct scars, wrinkles (like marionette lines or brow furrows). Your surgeon will develop your personal treatment plan to address your concerns and goals.
Increase Volume with a Facial Fat Transfer
A fat transfer can be an effective way to add volume, smooth lines, and accentuate your beautiful facial profile. If you wish for a more youthful, rejuvenated look with little downtime, a facial fat transfer at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery might be an ideal solution for your goals. Call our Englewood, CO practice today to set up your appointment, and learn more about the benefits of facial fat grafting, cost and financing, and additional details of this exciting facial contouring treatment!
What Happens if I Gain Weight After A Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer is a great way to achieve a smooth, youthful facial appearance. Learn more about fat transfers and how they can benefit you.Read
Fat Transfer Or Injectables? Which Is Right For Me?
A comparison of facial fat transfer vs. cosmetic injectables to help you better understand which treatment is right for you.Read