Facial Fat Transfer in Atlanta, GA
Imagine being able to harvest your own fat from stubborn problem areas such as love handles and using it to enhance areas in your face, such as your cheekbones or chin. Facial fat transfer treatments offer you that possibility. For information on facial fat transfer, contact Mang Plastic Surgery, an advanced aesthetic facility led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang, serving residents of Duluth, Atlanta, Alpharetta, and nearby communities in Georgia.
How Does Facial Fat Transfer Compare To Other Facial Procedures?
Facial fat transfer procedures, known medically as microlipoinjection, have gained widespread appeal among doctors and patients alike because the procedure is simple, safe, and effective. Facial fat transfer treatments provide several advantages over other procedures, including:
- Facial fat transfer treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive
- There is no risk of allergic reaction, and risk of complications is greatly reduced by the use of one’s own body fat
- Fat transfer treatments provide dual benefits: streamlining problem areas where you want to remove fat while enhancing flattened facial areas where you want to increase volume
- There is no downtime after a fat transfer treatment
How Does The Facial Fat Transfer Procedure Work?
You will be given a sedative or local anesthesia to prevent any potential discomfort throughout the procedure. The procedure requires two steps. First, the fat cells are extracted from problem areas by means of liposuction, then liquefied and sterilized for injection. Lastly, these fat cells are injected directly into the face using an extremely fine-gauge needle. The fat cells integrate with your facial body fat and begin to grow, enhancing volume and firmness. Your results will be noticeable after only one treatment but you may require a follow-up treatment if your body absorbs more of the transplanted fat cells than expected.
Why Should I Consider A Facial Fat Transfer Treatment?
Fat transfer injection provides the dual benefit of reducing fat in problem areas in your body while enhancing volume and facial contour. If you would love to shift some of the fat from your love handles to your cheekbones or lips, facial fat transfer treatments allow you to do that!
Who Is A Good Candidate For Facial Fat Transfer Treatments?
Fat transfer injections are safe and suitable for practically any healthy adult as long as you have enough fatty tissue in the harvest areas. This procedure is recommended for younger adults to enhance contours in both the face and body and for older adults who want to eliminate pockets of sagging fat while rejuvenating the face.
How Should I Prepare For A Facial Fat Transfer Procedure?
Since there is little risk of any adverse reaction and no downtime required after facial fat transfer injections, you won’t have much to worry about as far as preparing for the procedure. But, as with any cosmetic procedure, you may have to suspend certain medications you might be taking for a few days, and we recommend that you avoid alcoholic beverages and cigarette smoke to optimize the healing process. If you have any active skin irritation or infection, we recommend you postpone treatment until the condition has resolved itself. Dr. Mang will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure during your initial consultation appointment.
What to Expect Following a Facial Fat Transfer
Immediately after the procedure, you may experience slight soreness and redness in the face. This may last for several days but will clear up naturally within about a week.
Most patients require no recovery period following the procedure, though you should give your face some time to rest after a fat transfer.
While the results will vary per patient, you will usually see clear results once any swelling subsides.
Facial fat transfer injections actually move fat from stubborn fatty pockets in your body to rejuvenate your face. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang, contact Mang Plastic Surgery, located in nearby Duluth, and serving residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta, and neighboring vicinities in Georgia.