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Fat grafting is an all-natural facial rejuvenation procedure that involves extracting unwanted fat from another area of your body, such as your thighs or abdomen, and injecting it into your face to sculpt your features and restore lost volume.
When to consider fat grafting
Fat grafting can be a terrific way to revitalize your facial appearance. The two major aspects of facial aging are the falling of tissue and loss of volume. Often fat transfer alone can be performed to rejuvenate the face. It is also an ideal solution for patients seeking volume that lasts longer than dermal fillers. Though less intensive than facelift surgery, fat grafting can successfully address many of the telltale signs of aging that affect our patients in Jupiter, FL such as:
- Hollow areas under the eyes and cheeks
- Certain scars and depressions
- Sunken facial features
- Wrinkles and furrows
- Marionette lines
- Thinning lips
- Smile lines
Fat grafting is the ideal procedure for younger patients who want to proactively address early signs of aging, so they can preserve their naturally youthful looks for as long as possible. In addition, fat grafting can be utilized to create structures the patient has desired but has not been able to attain such as high cheek bones and a straight, elegant jawline.
Benefits of fat grafting
Fat grafting is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments Dr. Murphy offers – and with very good reason. It comes with a host of benefits that appeal to our patients in West Palm Beach, including:
- All-natural facial rejuvenation procedure
- Minimally-invasive, outpatient treatment
- Natural and long-lasting cosmetic results
- A relatively quick and easy recovery period
- A versatile procedure that can address many signs of aging
What to expect during your fat grafting procedure
Your fat grafting procedure will be broken up into several simple steps. To begin, Dr. Murphy’s team will administer twilight anesthesia, which means you’ll be lightly sedated throughout the experience. From there, he will perform gentle liposuction to remove unwanted fat from a donor site, such as your thighs, buttocks, hips or jowls. Next, he will isolate the fat cells, saving only the whole and undamaged ones for the transfer.
To complete your fat grafting procedure, Dr. Murphy will inject the fat cells into target areas on your face, such as underneath your eyes, around your cheeks and in your lips. Throughout this process, he will use the artistic, conservative approach for which he is known, carefully sculpting full and supple facial features that look extremely natural – never overdone.
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Recovery and results
Most of our patients in Palm Beach Gardens and surrounding areas report that the recovery period associated with a fat transfer is very easy. You will experience swelling or bruising at the donor or injection sites, but these effects will gradually resolve. In addition, any discomfort you may feel can be easily managed with the pain medication that Dr. Murphy will provide.
Regarding results, your youthful new appearance should be apparent immediately, and it will continue to improve as the swelling subsides. Although individual results will vary, the outcome of your fat transfer is expected to last substantially longer than dermal fillers, and in many cases can endure for years.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark R. Murphy, help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.