About Facial Fat Grafting
Nowadays, there are plenty of treatments that rejuvenate the youthful fullness and contours of your face; however, fat grafting to the face is increasing in popularity due to its natural-looking outcomes and long-lasting benefits for the skin. Fat grafting to the face can be used to improve some of the most common signs of aging as it smoothes lines and restores volume in your lips and cheeks. By removing unwanted fat from areas of your body, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Masoud Saman can skillfully apply the purified fat to the desired parts of your face for lasting, beautiful results. With fat grafting to the face, you don't just see a rejuvenated facial appearance, you also get rid of a little unwanted fat on your body. To find out more about facial fat grafting, contact DallasFaceDoc in Highland Park to schedule an appointment with Dr. Saman.
A fat transfer can help make your face smoother and more youthful. A fat transfer to your face can improve wrinkles, such as Crow's feet, laugh lines, and smile lines. Grafted fat may also reduce the visibility of acne scars and pitted areas. You can also enhance your cheeks and lips for a rejuvenated appearance. With results similar to a wrinkle filler injection, such as Restylane or Juvéderm, a facial fat transfer is a great option if you'd like longer-lasting results. In order to be a candidate for a fat transfer, you need to have enough extra fat to fulfill your goals.
Fat transfer is a two-step surgery that includes liposuction and injection. Since only a minimal amount of fat is needed, Dr. Saman usually uses twilight or local anesthesia. To start, Dr. Saman will use liposuction to extract fat, which is usually taken from your flanks, hips, or stomach. When the fat is removed, it will be processed and then placed in syringes. Dr. Saman uses various techniques and injection angles to provide high immersion rates into your skin, as well as to create an even result. According to your plan, fat will be grafted to your lips, cheeks, and/or below your eyes to create volume, as well as to improve lines and facial scars.
What to Expect
Following your fat graft, you will be monitored until you are able to go home and begin your recovery. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Saman will let you know what will happen after surgery and ways you can speed your recovery. Follow-up appointments should be made at our Dallas, TX office so Dr. Saman can assess your healing and results. Your recovery will be different, depending on the amount of fat that is taken and grafted, but you need to plan to take a few weeks to rest and recover. At first, you might feel uncomfortable with swelling and bruising at the area(s) that received liposuction along with the grafted area(s). You might see a little improvement immediately; however, it is going to take a few weeks until you'll be able to see your final outcomes. A little bit of fat might be reabsorbed, but with proper care, your improvements can last for several years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does facial fat grafting cost?
Costs for facial fat grafting will include fat removal and will vary, depending on the amount of volume being transferred. Following a consultation and examination, Dr. Saman will decide how much fat is required to achieve your goals and develop a personal treatment plan. After this, he can start to calculate costs, like anesthesia and facility fees. So your procedure is easier to afford, DallasFaceDoc takes several payment methods and can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Both a fat transfer to the face and an injectable wrinkle filler (for example, Restylane and Juvéderm) may correct the visibility of fine lines and static wrinkles while also restoring volume. Although fillers may create beautiful results, a facial fat transfer typically lasts longer. If you need help deciding how much volume you want and in which areas, Dr. Saman might recommend using wrinkle fillers. As soon as you've decided what you like, Dr. Saman will schedule a fat transfer for long-lasting results.
Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
A fat transfer to the face may be performed with another procedure, like a wrinkle relaxer (BOTOX) or a facial surgery. A fat transfer is also a good way to enhance another cosmetic surgery. A fat graft can increase volume to improve the balance of your face during a facelift. Talk to Dr. Saman in your consultation about your needs and wants so he can develop a plan with nonsurgical and surgical procedures that reach all your goals.
How long does facial fat grafting take?
How long it takes to complete your fat transfer will depend on the amount of fat being taken, plus the volume required to reach your goals. When your plan is developed in your initial consultation, Dr. Saman will discuss what you can expect, for example how long it will take. Dr. Saman takes his time to carefully inject even layers of fat with advanced techniques so your outcomes are natural.
Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
Fat grafting may be used in several areas to increase volume or decrease lines. A fat transfer is ideal to augment the mid-face so that the area looks lifted and fuller without surgery. Additionally, fat may also be used to add volume to your upper and/or lower lips. You can also get a fat graft to improve the sunken or hollow under-eye areas. A fat transfer to your face may also correct scars and wrinkles (marionette lines or brow furrows). Dr. Saman will develop your personal treatment plan to focus on your needs and cosmetic goals.
Fat transfer is an incredible way to add volume, even out lines, and enhance your gorgeous face. If you're interested in a more youthful, radiant look with a short recovery, we encourage you to find out more about fat transfer at DallasFaceDoc and how it can help you meet your aesthetic goals. It's an excellent choice for patients who want a natural improvement and long-lasting results. Contact our practice in Dallas, TX to set up your appointment with Dr. Saman for this cutting-edge procedure.
"Wow!!!! Dr. Saman is fantastic. He is very intelligent and his staff is overly on top of their game. Upon walking in the office, I was greeted my Maegan who had all of my insurance information ready for my procedure. They took me back as soon as my paperwork was complete. I really appreciated not having to wait like I have in other offices. Dr. Saman answered every question I threw his way. I feel beyond comfortable in his hands. If you're looking for a doctor who will WOW you then you should see Dr. Saman."- A.J. / Yelp / Aug 12, 2019
"Dr. Saman and his staff are amazing. I had an in office procedure, and was very satisfied with the treatment I received from beginning to end! I highly recommend him and his practice."- R.C. / Yelp / Jul 11, 2019
"My mom and I visited Saman's plastic surgery office because she wanted some Botox done. I was very impressed with the staff and the service they provided us and how they made my mom feel very comfortable being there. Sheeva, their Persian speaking MA, was very resourceful and made the documentation and consultation process much smoother."- A.I. / Yelp / Jul 01, 2019
"This review is long overdue. I had a revision rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Saman in February and cannot express enough just how happy I am with him and with my results. Dr. Saman always patiently and actively listened to my concerns and questions, always taking his time to explain his thoughts and recommendations in return. Within the first moments of him walking into the room, it was apparent that Dr. Saman is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his patients and his work. Not only is Dr. Saman an amazing and meticulous surgeon, but he turns his craft into a true art form, understanding that mere millimeters make all the difference for the best results. Most of all, it has always been blatantly obvious that Dr. Saman deeply cares for his patients' happiness and well-being, wishing them newfound comfort and confidence after their procedures. Cannot recommend Dr. Saman and his wonderful team enough."- S.W. / Healthgrades / Jun 26, 2019
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Saman and his office staff! Huge thank you to Dr. Saman for fixing my nose!"- J.L. / Yelp / Jun 25, 2019