Fat Grafting to Face or Lips

Fat grafting to the face, also known as facial fat transfer or fat injection, is a procedure that involves transferring fat from one area of the body to the face to restore volume, fill in wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Fat grafting to the lips, specifically, refers to transferring fat to the lips to increase fullness and improve shape.

​Candidates for facial fat grafting or lip augmentation with fat transfer are typically individuals who:

​1. Desire natural-looking results.

​2. Have facial volume loss.

​3. Have wrinkles or creases.

​4. Desire lip enhancement.

​5. Are in good overall health.

​6. Have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure, as results can vary and multiple sessions may be required for optimal results.

Here is a brief overview of the procedure and what you can expect:

1. Initial Consultation:

During your initial consultation, our skilled surgeon will evaluate your facial structure, discuss your aesthetic goals, and review your medical history in detail. This consultation is crucial for us to understand your expectations, assess the suitability of fat grafting in your case, and determine the desired areas for enhancement.

2. Preoperative Preparation:

Once you have decided to proceed with fat grafting to the face and lift procedures, our team will guide you through the necessary preoperative preparations. This may involve medical tests, adjustments to current medications, and lifestyle recommendations to optimize your health and minimize potential risks.

3. Procedure Day:

On the day of your fat grafting procedure, our experienced surgical team will ensure your comfort and provide you with precise information about the procedure. The surgery involves three primary steps:

1. Harvesting fat:

Fat is typically harvested from areas with excess fat deposits, such as the abdomen, thighs, or back, using liposuction techniques. The fat is carefully extracted to preserve its viability.

2. Purification and preparation:

The harvested fat is processed to remove impurities, excess fluids, and non-viable cells. It is then prepared for injection.

3. Injection:

The purified fat is injected into the desired areas of the face or lips using a small cannula or needle. The surgeon will strategically place the fat to achieve the desired volume and contour.

4. Postoperative Recovery:

After the fat grafting procedure, you will be monitored in a recovery area until you are ready to return home. It is essential to have someone accompany you for transportation, as you may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and potential discomfort. Our team will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions, including:

– Pain management: Appropriate pain medication will be prescribed to help manage any discomfort during the initial recovery period.

– Swelling and bruising: Swelling and bruising are common after fat grafting procedures. Cold compresses and elevation techniques will be recommended to reduce these effects.

– Activity restrictions: We will provide you with a timeline for gradually resuming your regular activities, including exercise and strenuous activities.

– Scar management: While fat grafting involves minimal scarring, our team will guide you on how to care for any incisions to promote optimal healing.

– Follow-up appointments: A series of follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and ensure the best possible outcome.

5. Recovery and Results:
Recovery times may vary among individuals, but most patients experience a gradual reduction in swelling and bruising over several weeks. As the healing process progresses, you will notice the natural and enhanced appearance of your face, with improved volume and lifted contours. It is important to follow all postoperative instructions and attend scheduled follow-up appointments for optimal healing and results.

Please contact us for a free consultation. We are committed to providing you with exceptional care and support at every step of your fat grafting experience.