WHAT IS Facial Fat TRANSFER?
Lost facial volume, frequently due to aging or weight loss, tends to be more pronounced in the areas around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Facial fat transfer with cutting-edge Alma BeautiFill® technology is used to diminish the most common signs of aging, and it rebuilds fullness by smoothing facial wrinkles and folds on your face with your natural fat. The procedure works by collecting unwanted body fat and replacing it in desired areas to add fullness and create smooth contours. The team at Infinity Medical Aesthetics & Wellness is pleased to offer facial fat transfer as a natural, long-lasting alternative to dermal fillers. Schedule an appointment at our office in Kalispell, MT to find out more.
What are the benefits of facial fat transfer?
There are many benefits to a facial fat transfer, including:
- Removal of fat from unwanted areas
- Added volume to areas of the face
- Natural-looking results
- Customized treatment plans
- Longer-lasting results than compared to injectable dermal fillers
Am I A Candidate For A Facial Fat Transfer?
A facial fat transfer can help if you have areas of volume loss or want to enhance specific areas of your face. Transferring fat to your face can fill in wrinkles and creases such as laugh lines, Crow's feet, and smile lines. A facial fat transfer can also minimize the appearance of pitted areas and scars. You can also add volume to your cheeks and lips for a plumper, more youthful appearance. Similar to the results of an injectable filler, like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®, a fat transfer is a great choice if you want your results to last for much longer. In order to be a good candidate for facial fat grafting in Kalispell, MT, you need to have enough excess fat on your body to meet your goals. During your consultation with Dr. Hill, he will examine you, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns to help create the perfect facial fat transfer plan.
How Facial Fat Transfer Works
A fat transfer to the face is performed at Infinity Medical Aesthetics & Wellness within about an hour. You will be awake during the procedure, but topical anesthesia will be used to numb the treatment areas so you can stay relaxed. Once you are positioned comfortably, your technician will use a laser wand to extract fat from regions of concern, such as the arms, thighs, abdomen, or flanks. The BeautiFill system purifies the fat tissue so it is ready to be placed into the desired areas of your face. After the fat transfer is complete, you will be free to leave our office and get back to your regular activities. You may expect to have some bruising or swelling in the treated areas for several days. The results of a facial fat transfer can last for a number of years, although the normal aging process will continue.
What can I expect after?
After your facial fat transfer, your incisions will be closed and cleaned before you are sent to a recovery area. Dr. Hill or someone on His team will apply wound coverings, compression garments, and watch you until you are able to be safely sent home with a friend or family member. Before your procedure, Dr. Hill will let you know what will happen after surgery and ways you are able to heal more comfortably. Follow-up appointments need to be scheduled at Infinity Medical Aesthetics & Wellness so Dr. Hill can assess your recovery and progress. Your recovery will be different depending on the amount of fat that was removed and grafted, but you should plan to spend 1 – 2 weeks to rest and recover. Initially, you may feel uncomfortable with swelling and bruising in the area(s) that received liposuction and your face. You might see some improvements immediately; however, it is going to take several weeks until you can see your final results. A small amount of fat might be reabsorbed by your body, but with proper care, your results should last for many years.
Facial fat transfer FAQs
Are fat transfers better than dermal fillers?
There is no easy answer when choosing between fat transfers and dermal fillers. Both treatments have their benefits and drawbacks, so it ultimately depends on the individual’s needs and preferences. However, fat transfers are longer-lasting and can provide a more natural look. Since they are made from your own tissue, there is also a lower risk of adverse reactions.
How long does facial fat grafting last?
Results from facial fat grafting typically last for many years. However, the longevity of the treatment depends on factors like how much fat was transferred and where it was placed. Infinity Medical Aesthetics & Wellness recommends maintaining a stable weight and following a healthy diet and lifestyle to help prolong results. We also offer periodic touch-up treatments as needed.
How much does facial fat grafting cost?
The cost of facial fat grafting can vary depending on the number of areas being treated. Our friendly administrative team in Kalispell, MT, can provide a detailed estimate based on your individual needs and preferences. We want to make sure you have access to the treatment you need, so we offer financing options and accept most major credit cards.
Youthfully Smooth and Soft
At Infinity Medical Aesthetics & Wellness, our team is highly knowledgeable in cutting-edge techniques to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. We are proud to utilize advanced laser technology to perform a facial fat transfer that involves less downtime than traditional surgical procedures. If you want to improve the youthful contours of your face using a natural alternative, contact our office in Kalispell, MT to set up a consultation.