What is Facial Fat Grafting/Facelift Filler?
There are plenty of options that restore the contours and fullness of your face; however, fat grafting and filler to the face are rising in popularity because of their natural improvements and long-lasting benefits for the skin. Loss of volume, frequently due to aging, is usually most pronounced around the cheeks, eyes, and jawline. Autologous fat transfer to the face can be used to diminish some of the most common signs of aging, and it restores volume by smoothing lines, wrinkles, and folds on your face through your transferred fatty tissue. By taking excess fat from areas of your body, Dr. Gloria Tumbaga and her team can skillfully place the purified fat into the desired parts of your face for beautiful, lasting results. With facial fat grafting, you not only see a more youthful facial appearance but also smooth the curves of your body. Additionally, facelift filler can help to enhance facial features and restore lost volume with the use of advanced cosmetic injections. To find out more about fat grafting to the face, contact Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa in Temecula, CA to make a consultation with Dr. Tumbaga.
What Are The Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting?
A personalized facial fat grafting or facelift filler procedure performed by Dr. Tumbaga can achieve amazing results with a number of key benefits, including:
- Restoring significant lost volume in the face
- Smoothing lines, creases, and wrinkles
- Improving facial contours
- Achieving a rejuvenated and more youthful look
- Using your body's own fat, reducing rejection or complication risk
- Producing results that look and feel natural
- Procedure is only minimally invasive
- Recovery time is short
- Results can be long-lasting
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Who is a candidate for facial fat grafting?
It's normal to lose some volume in the face due to age or significant weight loss. Candidates for facial fat grafting at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa are beginning to notice classic signs of aging like creases and sunken areas in the mid-face. Fat can also be grafted in your lips and cheeks for a more youthful look. To be a candidate for a fat transfer and fillers, Dr. Tumbaga needs to perform a health assessment. We also examine your face as well as the areas where we are going to take fat. Patients should be in good general health and have enough fat to harvest to complete the procedure.
How does Facial Fat grafting/Fillers work?
Facial fat grafting is a two-step surgery that includes harvesting the fat and injection. Since only a small amount of fat is needed, Dr. Tumbaga usually uses twilight or local anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Tumbaga will perform liposuction to remove fat, which may come from your hips, abdomen, or flanks. When the fat is harvested, it can be processed and then placed in syringes. Dr. Tumbaga uses various techniques and injection angles to provide the highest immersion rate into your skin and to create evenness. Based on your plan, fat will be transferred to your lips, cheeks, and/or under your eyes to add volume, as well as to fill in wrinkles and facial depressions.
With facelift fillers, a customized injection treatment plan will be created in order to offer your desired results. The specific brand of dermal filler may vary from patient to patient, depending on the areas being treated. Fillers can be injected into the under eyes, lips, cheeks, chin, and smile lines. The entire treatment process usually takes about 15 minutes to complete.
Facial Fat Grafting FAQ
How much does facial fat grafting cost?
The cost for facial fat grafting will include fat removal and will vary based on how much volume is being transferred. After a complete examination, Dr. Tumbaga will decide how much fat is required to achieve the desired volume and will prepare a custom plan. Then, she can begin to calculate costs, like facility and anesthesia fees. To make your facial fat grafting easier to afford, Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa takes several payment methods and can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Both a facial fat graft and an injectable wrinkle filler (for example, JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®) may correct the appearance of lines and static wrinkles as well as restoring volume. While fillers may create great results, a fat transfer often looks more natural and lasts longer. To help you decide how much fat you want to be added and where, Dr. Tumbaga may recommend starting with dermal fillers. Once you've decided what you like, Dr. Tumbaga can schedule a facial fat transfer for long-lasting results.
Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
Facial fat grafting can be combined with a nonsurgical treatment such as a wrinkle relaxer (BOTOX®) or a skin treatment (for example, a facial). Facial fat grafting is also a popular treatment to complement another cosmetic surgery. A fat transfer will increase volume to improve the balance and proportion of your face, which enhances the surgical results of a facelift, chin implant, or cheek implants. Talk to Dr. Tumbaga during your consultation about your needs and wants so she can develop a plan with surgical and nonsurgical treatments that reach all your goals.
How long does facial fat grafting take?
The length of time needed for your fat transfer will depend on the amount of fat being removed, plus the volume required to reach your goals. As soon as your treatment plan is created in your consultation, Dr. Tumbaga can discuss what you can expect, including how long it will take. Dr. Tumbaga takes her time carefully grafting thin layers of fat with advanced techniques — so your outcomes look beautiful.
Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
A fat transfer can be used in several locations to add volume or fill in wrinkles. Fat grafting is great to augment or enhance the mid-face or cheeks so that this area appears fuller and lifted without having to undergo surgery. Additionally, fat can also be used to add volume to your lips. You can also get a fat transfer to improve the sunken or hollow under-eye areas. Facial fat grafting may also correct the appearance of acne scars, static wrinkles (like marionette lines or brow furrows). Dr. Tumbaga will develop your custom treatment plan to focus on one or more areas of your face based on your concerns and goals.
Fat transfer and facelift fillers are an incredible way to increase volume, even out lines, and enhance your gorgeous face. When you crave a more youthful, glowing look with a short recovery, we encourage you to learn more about facial fat grafting and fillers at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa, and find out how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact our Temecula, CA office at your earliest convenience to set up your consultation with Dr. Tumbaga for these exciting procedures.