Aging can cause a myriad of changes to your face’s appearance, from fine lines and wrinkles to sagging skin and volume depletion. While a healthy lifestyle, topical skin treatments, surgical procedures, and dermal fillers can contribute to a youthful appearance, patients seeking long-lasting rejuvenation without significant downtime or surgery can look to facial fat grafting. Double board-certified Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy White is skilled and experienced in a wide variety of procedures. His extensive knowledge allows him to deliver patients stunningly authentic results with surgical and non-surgical procedures. Facial fat grafting by Dr. White offers safe, natural, and long-lasting results that enhance your look and confidence.
Facial fat grafting involves removing excess fat from one area of the body to be transferred to specific areas of the face. By using your body’s natural fat, you can replenish volume in targeted areas of your face without the risk of an allergic or adverse reaction to synthetic materials. At ARC Plastic Surgery in Miami Facial fat grafting is an advanced alternative to dermal fillers, delivering results that last years or even a decade longer.
Facial fat grafting offers a minimally invasive solution to lines, folds, and volume depletion in the face, sculpting youthfully defined contours without synthetic fillers or implants. Facial fat grafting is an excellent treatment to create a more sculpted jawline, enhance volume in the mid-face, reduce hollowing in the orbital rim or tear trough, smooth perioral lines (the fine lines that develop around the mouth), and reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds or the deep lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Treatment involves minimal recovery compared to other surgical rejuvenation procedures, and results are remarkably long-lasting. Furthermore, you can rest assured that your outcome will look entirely natural.
Candidates for facial fat grafting should not smoke and should be physically healthy enough to undergo the procedure. Underlying conditions impair the body’s healing ability may contraindicate facial fat grafting. It is also crucial that you are at or near your ideal weight since a significant weight change after your procedure could impact your results. You should have adequate fat for removal from the donor area and have such concerns about aging in your face as smokers lines, nasolabial folds, the appearance of jowls, sagging, or volume depletion in the cheeks, or a sunken or hollow appearance below your eyes.
Dr. Jeremy White is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami. Facial fat grafting patients can rest assured they will achieve their best possible results with a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. White. If you are interested in discussing this or any other procedures, please contact ARC Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation. ARC Plastic Surgery serves Miami, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale area patients.
Facial fat grafting is typically performed under anesthesia, often in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures like blepharoplasty and facelift surgery. To harvest fat for facial fat transfer Miami plastic surgeon Dr. White will perform liposuction on an area of the body where you have excess fat available for transfer. Dr. White will create a small incision and insert a cannula, or small tube, which he will use to suction out a small amount of fat.
After processing the fat by separating and purifying it, he will place it into small syringes to deliver the fat to its new location in the face. While transferred fat is considered a permanent filler, not all of the fat will survive the transfer. It is usual for about 60% of the transferred fat to be retained. Depending on your unique procedure, Dr. White may move enough fat to compensate for this, or you may need to undergo more than one treatment to achieve full results.
Following your procedure, you should expect swelling and discomfort in your face and the donor area, which can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. Any bruising will resolve within two to three weeks. Most patients can return to work after three days to one week and light physical exercise after two weeks.
Unlike dermal fillers that require touch-up treatments every 12-18 months, facial fat grafting delivers permanent volume enhancement. While it cannot prevent future aging, facial fat grafting essentially sets back the clock on wrinkles, folds, and volume depletion. You can maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle, proper skincare, and sun protection. You should also maintain a stable weight, as fat cells will naturally swell and shrink with significant weight change.
Facial fat grafting is not just an excellent option on its own, it can also be combined with other rejuvenating procedures to maximize your costs, recovery, and results. While virtually any treatment can be performed alongside facial fat grafting, some of the most common complementary methods include:
During your consultation with Dr. Jeremy White, he will listen attentively to your concerns and thoroughly assess your circumstances to help you create your perfectly personalized treatment plan.
Your facial fat grafting results can last years to decades or longer.
Facial fat grafting is considered safe when performed by an experienced an qualified provider. It is always wise to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon for the safest and most effective treatment.
While it is normal for a portion of the transferred fat to be reabsorbed, surviving fat cells can last indefinitely in their new location.
If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.