Fat Transfer
Mokhtar Asaadi MD, FACS
Facial Fat Grafting
ASAADI PLASTIC SURGERY NEW JERSEY
101 OLD SHORT HILLS RD, WEST ORANGE, N.J. 07052
973.731.7000
ASAADI PLASTIC SURGERY NEW YORK
620 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10065
212.938.0158

Fat Transfer / Facial Fat Grafting

Fat transfer injections, (also known as fat grafting) can restore natural-looking volume to areas of the face that have lost definition. Facial fat grafting uses your body’s natural fat cells to fill in sunken cheeks, wrinkles, and laugh lines. Fat transfer injections are a long-lasting solution to reducing the signs of facial aging. Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi can extract excess fat cells from a donor location and carefully inject these cells into the upper, mid, and lower facial regions. Oftentimes, fat grafting is combined with other forms of facial rejuvenation to further enhance results. Dr. Asaadi can use fat transfer injections alongside facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and chin augmentation, among others.

What Are Fat Transfer Injections?

Fat transfer injections are an innovative way to add natural volume to the face. First, excess fat cells are taken from a donor location, such as the midsection, thighs, or buttocks using liposuction. A tiny cannula is introduced beneath the skin to suction fat cells from the area. After these cells are carefully extracted, they are then injected into the targeted areas of the face. Your plastic surgeon can smooth out any fine lines, indentations, or irregularities to ensure a balanced appearance.

Fat Transfer Overview

Step 1 A donor location (usually the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs) with an ample amount of fat is chosen
Step 2 Fat cells are extracted from the donor location using liposuction techniques
Step 3 Fat cells are carefully preserved and prepared for reinsertion
Step 4 Your body’s natural fat is reinjected into the face to smooth fine lines and wrinkles

What Can I Expect Before My Fat Grafting Procedure?

When determining if undergoing facial fat grafting is right for you, Dr. Asaadi will examine your medical records and identify possible donor locations from which to extract fat cells from. Candidates for fat transfer injections include patients who are looking to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, smile lines, and hollows.

All patients are given pre-procedure guidelines in anticipation for their fat grafting treatment. These instructions may include dietary restrictions, as well as restrictions on supplements or medications. Dr. Asaadi will answer any pre-procedure questions you may have during your consultation at our office.

What Can I Expect After My Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer patients can expect mild swelling and bruising around the donor site and treatment area. Depending on the extent of your procedure, these side effects may last for a few weeks. Patients can usually return to work and daily activities shortly after undergoing fat grafting. However, it is suggested that you get plenty of rest in the initial days of recovery.

Fat transfer injections can achieve long-lasting facial volume. Follow up treatments may be necessary in order to maintain your fat grafting results. Dr. Asaadi can advise you in regards to maintenance treatments.

The Importance Of Choosing A Highly Experienced Fat Grafting Surgeon

It is important that you choose a skilled fat grafting surgeon who understands your individual anatomy, as every patient’s facial structure is different. When the right plastic surgeon performs facial fat transfer, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering fat grafting.

How Can I Get Started With Fat Grafting?

Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss fat grafting with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our fat transfer surgeon.

 

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