Facial Fat Grafting in Tampa, FL

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What is Facial Fat Grafting?

We offer a variety of treatments that can refresh the beauty and contours of your face. Autologous fat transfer is a popular treatment because it offers natural-looking improvements and long-lasting benefits for the complexion. Often caused by aging, volume loss can happen around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Facial fat grafting can help combat the signs of aging, like volume loss. By taking unwanted fat from your body, facial fat grafting treatments add volume to help smooth facial wrinkles and folds. Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang is a skilled cosmetic surgeon who can artfully inject the fat into different parts of your face for beautiful, lasting results. To learn more about facial fat grafting, please contact Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mang.

What Are the Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting?

A specialized facial fat transfer is one of the most deisrable aesthetic procedures in the world. While artificial fillers can be used to enhance the volume of the face, Dr. Mang and the rest of his team at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery also perform natural fat grafting, which offers even more benefits, including:

  • Restores substantial age-related volume loss
  • Safer than fillers since it uses your body's own fat
  • Results are long-lasting
  • Refines skin tone and texture
  • Provides a more a natural look and feel
  • Smooths lines and wrinkles
  • Can be used on any facial area
  • Suitable for use on the lips, cheeks, and more
  • Reduced risk of allergic sensitivity
  • Gets rid of unwanted fat from trouble spots

Is Facial Fat Grafting For You?

Facial fat transfer is a great option if you want to add natural-looking volume to certain parts of your face. This treatment helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, laugh lines, smile lines, scars, and Crow's feet. Patients can also enhance the volume in their cheeks and lips with facial fat transfer. Similar to the results of a dermal filler, facial fat transfer is an excellent option if you want longer-lasting results. To be a good candidate for facial fat grafting, you should have enough fat to transfer to the face.

How is facial fat grafting performed?

Fat transfer is a two-part process that includes liposuction and fat injections. Because only a small amount of fat is needed, Dr. Mang uses twilight or local anesthesia. To start, we utilize liposuction to extract unwanted fat from your hips, flanks, or abdomen. As soon as the fat is removed, we place it in a centrifuge for processing. This purifies the fat and allows us to inject it into the face. As Dr. Mang starts to place your injections, he uses various techniques and injection angles to create smoothness. Based on your treatment plan, we will inject fat into your lips, cheeks, or below your eyes to add volume and to improve the appearance of wrinkles, folds, scars, or fine lines.

What happens after facial fat grafting?

After your fat graft, we will suture your incisions and take you to the recovery area. Dr. Mang or someone from his team will apply bandages and monitor you in the recovery room. Before sending you home, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up appointments. The follow-up appointments allow Dr. Mang to assess your recovery and ensure you are healing properly. Your recovery period will depend on the amount of fat that we transferred, and you should plan for 1 – 2 weeks of rest and recovery. At first, patients may feel sore and experience bruising and swelling near the treatment sites. You might notice some improvements right away; however, it will take several weeks before you can see your final outcomes. A small amount of fat will likely reabsorb, but with proper care, your improvements can last for several years.

Facial Fat Grafting FAQ

How much does facial fat grafting cost?
The cost for a facial fat graft will include fat removal and will vary based on the amount of volume being transferred. After a complete examination, Dr. Mang will decide how much fat is needed to create the desired volume and develop a custom treatment plan. After this, he can begin to calculate costs, like anesthesia and facility fees. To make your facial fat grafting easier to afford, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery takes several payment methods and can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Either a facial fat graft or an injectable wrinkle filler (like Juvéderm and Restylane) can correct the appearance of lines and static wrinkles while also adding volume. While wrinkle fillers may create great results, a facial fat transfer usually looks more natural and lasts longer. If you need help deciding how much fat you want added and where, Dr. Mang might recommend using wrinkle fillers. Once you have decided what you want, Dr. Mang will perform a facial fat transfer for results that last years instead of months.

Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
Facial fat grafting may be performed with another procedure such as BOTOX (a wrinkle relaxer) or a skin treatment (for example, a facial). A fat transfer has also become a good way to complement a facial surgery. A fat graft will add volume to improve the balance of your face during a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation. Talk to Dr. Mang during your consultation about your wants so he can create a comprehensive plan with nonsurgical and surgical procedures that help to reach all your goals.

Increased Volume

Fat transfer is a wonderful way to add volume, smooth wrinkles, and accentuate your gorgeous face. If you prefer a younger-looking, glowing complexion with a short recovery time, we encourage you to learn more about facial fat grafting at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Mang, he will listen to your cosmetic concerns, design a tailored treatment plan, answer your questions, and discuss the costs and payment options for your procedure. Facial fat grafting is an exciting option for patients who want a natural treatment and long-lasting results. Please contact our Tampa, FL practice to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mang.

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