How Does Facial Fat Grafting Work?

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: January 15, 2023

beautiful woman with perfect smooth skin in tropical leavesFacial fat transfer, also known as facial fat grafting or cheek augmentation, is a procedure that uses your own body fat to fill in hollows and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your cheeks. It has become a popular solution for patients looking for a more long-term solution to volume loss in the face compared to dermal fillers and collagen stimulators. If you live in the area of Overland Park, KS, and are interested in finding out more about facial fat transfer, continue reading the following recommendations from Dr. Victor M. Perez of Renue Aesthetic Surgery.

What Happens During a Facial Fat Transfer?

During this procedure, your board-certified plastic surgeon will use a syringe to suck out any excess fat from another area of the face or body where it can be harvested. The fat is then processed before it is then reinjected into the necessary areas of your face. This can help give you a more youthful appearance by adding volume in the cheeks or other areas where shallow fine lines and wrinkles may exist, or lost volume has resulted in a hollow and gaunt appearance to the facial contours.

What Are Alternatives Available for Adding Volume in the Face?

Facial fat transfer is one of the safest options for adding volume right where it is needed by removing unwanted fat elsewhere. This is because it is harvested from your own body, so there is no risk of an allergic reaction or side effects as can occur with other injectable options. Our team may also recommend alternative treatments that can help, including facial implants or dermal fillers that can be used in lieu of facial fat transfers.

Schedule Time To Speak to Our Team at Renue Aesthetic Surgery To Discuss Your Options

Learn more about what facial fat transfer involves and how it works so that you can decide if this procedure is suitable for your appearance! Call our board-certified plastic surgeon in the Kansas City area to discuss your options for surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the face and body. The office is located in Overland Park, KS, and can be reached by calling 913-685-1108 for an appointment.

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