Volume loss or volume deficiency can occur on the face as a result of the natural process of aging or genetic predisposition. If you’re experiencing dissatisfaction with your facial features due to sagging, hollowing, or reduced youthful fullness, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Neal Goldberg, performs autologous fat injections to help achieve your cosmetic goals. Facial fat transfer can help to:
Facial fat injections are one of the most versatile cosmetic enhancement options available, and the technique used to harvest and administer the fat lends itself to a high level of customization. Fat transfer, a procedure that repurposes your own natural tissue, works well as a stand-alone method and as one part of a more comprehensive treatment plan to improve the appearance and shape of the face. In the hands of our skilled plastic surgeon, fat injections can offer natural-looking, long-lasting results, often with less downtime than with other methods of volume enhancement. If you are considering a facelift or dermal fillers to restore the youthful volume of your face, minimize folds, and improve contour, fat injections from our practice may be right for you.
After acquiring and preparing the fatty tissue, Dr. Goldberg will utilize his micro-droplet technique to administer small quantities of fat underneath the skin to create a natural-looking infusion of volume. His artistic eye and professional experience allow him to optimize the outcome with regard to size and shape and avoid an “overstuffed” appearance. His focus is on achieving an aesthetically appealing, natural, and feminine (as appropriate) look that flatters your whole face.
Following the operation, you may feel swollen and tender, particularly in the areas from which the fatty tissue derived. Most patients experience little discomfort in the region where the fat was administered, due to the small cannulas and ultrafine needles utilized during the procedure. Your experience may vary depending on the type and number of treatments performed. You should expect to experience these side effects as well as some bruising for approximately one to two weeks.
Fat transfer is designed to provide long-lasting benefits and generally is considered to be a permanent technique. There will always be some degree of volume loss as your results settle, typically between 30-70 percent, and you may discuss the desire for multiple injections if you would like more comprehensive rejuvenation. Inflammation can continue for up to and beyond six months, after which you will see your final outcome.
We understand you may have several questions about facial fat injections, and we’re here to help. Dr. Goldberg has provided answers to commonly asked questions to help you make the best decision for your needs and cosmetic goals. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation.
For more information about facial fat injections and their benefits, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg, please contact our office today.