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What is Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer, or fat grafting, involves harvesting fat from areas of the body where it is more abundant, such as the abdomen, flanks or thighs, and injecting it into the face to restore lost volume and improve contours. The fat is carefully processed to purify and prepare it for injection. This technique adds volume and rejuvenates the skin by utilizing the regenerative properties of your fat cells.

What a Facial Fat Transfer Can Do

This procedure is great for treating a variety of concerns and can be used to enhance multiple areas, including:

  • Depressed temples
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Sunken under-eye area
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
  • Thinning lips
  • Aged hands
  • Scars and skin depressions
  • Overall facial contour and symmetry

What Can I Expect with a Facial Fat Transfer with Dr. Weber?

Dr. Weber will evaluate your facial structure during your initial consultation and discuss your desired aesthetic outcome. He will discuss the procedure with you in detail and answer any questions you may have. The consultation ensures that your treatment plan is customized to achieve the results you are looking for.

Types of Facial Fat Transfers

Facial fat transfer can be tailored to address specific concerns and areas of the face. Some common types include the following techniques:

  • Microfat Transfer: Used for precise areas requiring fine correction, such as under the eyes or around the lips.
  • Nano fat Transfer: Involves processing fat into a fine solution to address skin texture and quality.
  • Standard Fat Transfer: Used for larger areas like the cheeks and temples to restore volume.

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About the Facial Fat Transfer Procedure

Discomfort is minimal and will be eliminated with local anesthesia and oral sedation. Facial fat transfer typically takes one to two hours, depending on the extent of the treatment, and involves the following steps:

  1. Harvesting: Fat is extracted from donor areas using liposuction.
  2. Purification: The fat is processed to remove impurities.
  3. Injection: Purified fat is carefully injected into specific areas of the face to restore volume and enhance contours.

Recovery and Results

Recovery from facial fat transfer involves minimal downtime. Patients may experience swelling, bruising and mild discomfort in the donor and treatment areas. These usually subside within one to two weeks. Patients usually can return to regular activities within one week. Results from facial fat transfer are visible immediately, with final results appearing as swelling subsides. The newly transferred fat cells will become established, obtain blood supply and integrate with existing tissues, providing natural, long-lasting enhancement. Patients can enjoy a rejuvenated appearance and improved facial contours for years to come.

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What Is the Cost of Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer starts at $9,000 in Denver, CO. There are multiple factors to consider, like area of treatment and length of procedure, when determining cost. This procedure is performed in-office at Weber Facial Plastic Surgery without the need for an IV or general anesthesia. The final cost of services will be discussed during your private consultation with Dr. Stephen Weber. If necessary, our office can assist you in applying for financing.

Why Choose a Facial Fat Transfer at Weber Facial Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Stephen Weber brings over 15 years of experience as a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, having performed numerous successful facial fat transfers. His commitment to excellence and personalized care ensures that all of our patients receive excellent treatment. Dr. Weber’s extensive training and experience, combined with his dedication to patient satisfaction, make Weber Facial Plastic Surgery the premier choice for facial fat transfer in Denver.

Facial Implants FAQs

How long will the results last?

Results typically last three to five years, with proper care and maintenance.

Are there any risks associated with the facial fat transfer process?

Risks are minimal but can include infection, asymmetry and fat resorption.

How soon can I return to normal activities?

Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days, avoiding strenuous activity for one week.

Will there be scarring from the procedure?

Scarring is minimal and typically well-hidden in natural contours or hair-bearing areas.

Can facial fat transfer be combined with other procedures?

Facial fat transfer is frequently combined with facelifts, eyelid surgery or other procedures for comprehensive rejuvenation.

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