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What is Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer, also known as facial fat grafting, autologous fat transfer, fat injection, lipofilling, or facial fat injection, is the process in which your own fatty tissue is harvested via liposuction before it is then purified and injected into areas of your face that lack volume or that you would like to enhance. This process is a great way to address volume loss, one of the most common signs of aging. Facial fat transfer can help with hollowing around the eyes, a loss of cheek volume, sunken-in temples, and an overall change in your face shape resulting in an aged, tired appearance. If you’d like to learn more about what facial fat transfer can do for you, reach out to Albert Plastic Surgery at our NYC offices today. A member of our team will be happy to help you set up your initial consultation today.

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Impressive Results. Minimal Downtime.

A minimally invasive procedure, facial fat grafting is the longest-lasting treatment and the most cost-effective option for the restoration of volume loss, rejuvenation, and enhancement. As we age, our bodies naturally lose some of the facial volume that keeps us looking youthful and fresh-faced. Facial fat transfer restores this lost volume and can help you smooth over the presence of fine lines and wrinkles.

Once your final results have taken shape, you’ll enjoy permanent enhancements that restore your facial volume naturally and safely. You’re an ideal candidate for this procedure if you’re interested in addressing a loss of subcutaneous fat in your face due to the aging process. Facial fat grafting can also help to address changes caused by trauma, such as scarring.

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Where Can Facial Fat Transfer Help Me?

  • Under eye
  • Tear trough
  • Orbital area
  • Eye hollows
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips
  • Laugh lines
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Temples
  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Jawline contouring
  • Marionette lines
  • Scars
  • Acne pitting
  • Hands
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Cellulite dimples 

Your Facial Fat Transfer Consultation

Dr. Albert is a top-rated, board-certified plastic surgeon who is adept at performing facial fat transfer in NYC. Conveniently located in Manhattan, our practice specializes in facial fat grafting for New York City area clients as well as those traveling from out of state.

During your consultation at our NYC office, Dr. Albert will examine your physical characteristics and address your concerns before working with you to establish a customized treatment plan that will yield your ideal results.

This also gives you a chance to ask any questions you might have about the procedure and how it works. We’ll be sure to give you a detailed idea of what you can expect from your recovery process, as well as the procedure itself.

The Advantages of Facial Fat Grafting

  • Restored volume on the face and other areas of the body
  • Minimized skin creases, wrinkles, and fine lines
  • Decreased appearance of scarring from acne or other trauma
  • The procedure is minimally invasive
  • You’ll experience minimal discomfort
  • You’ll have a very short recovery period
  • No synthetic material is used
  • Fat transfer is usually performed under local anesthesia
  • Local anesthesia minimizes cost and maximizes your comfort
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How the Procedure Works for You

Unless you will be undergoing another procedure under general anesthesia, your facial fat transfer procedure can be performed using local anesthesia alone. You can always opt for general anesthesia, but being awake during your procedure allows for active participation on your part, which is something our patients love about this particular procedure. A thin cannula will be used to liposuction fat from the donor sites of your choice, after which the fat is prepared for injection. After the procedure, you will be able to drive home on your own, as local anesthetic avoids the usual post-op symptoms associated with general anesthesia.  The recovery takes a few days, with some swelling and bruising. There may be soreness at the donor site.

Possible Donor Sites for Facial Fat Transfer

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Knees
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Creating Exciting Results That Last

Your final results will become visible about three months after your procedure, which also offers the added benefit of skin and scar rejuvenation due to the positive effects of the stem cells present in the fat. Dr. Albert is an extensively trained and highly experienced facial plastic surgeon, and he comes with a deep understanding of facial aesthetics that enables him to routinely create results that soar well above his patients’ initial expectations.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Dr. Albert’s facial fat transfer technique can benefit you, a member of our team is here to help and will be excited to get you started with your initial consultation. Explore your options for facial fat transfer and facial fat grafting in NYC by contacting Dr. Mark G. Albert using the form below or by phone at (332) 239-2255. We’ll be excited to get you started on your life-affirming cosmetic journey.

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