Facial Fat Grafting
Fat is commonly placed in the face to enhance or restore volume. Most facial aging involves some degree of volume loss, and this deficiency may still be apparent after facelift surgery. Fat grafting involves transferring small parcels of fat from the tummy to these deflated facial areas. For patients without signs of aging, fat grafting is typically applied to the lips or cheeks for a natural and permanent augmentation.
This procedure is often done in conjunction with facelift surgery and is usually completed under general anesthesia. A small incision is placed within the belly button to harvest a small amount of fat from the tummy. This fat is run through a centrifuge to separate out the desired fat cells and then injected with small needles.
Swelling in the treated areas is the rule, but resolves within a couple weeks. Although you will enjoy your results within two to three weeks, the appearance of your face will continue to improve and mature over the succeeding several months.
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If you are interested in facial fat grafting or would like to learn more about this procedure, please contact Kyle Song M.D. to set up a consultation by calling (949) 701-4454 or by completing our convenient online request form. Dr. Song will work closely with you to develop a surgical plan designed to deliver the look and feel you want. Kyle Song M.D. serves the Irvine & Orange County, CA areas.