Facial Fat Grafting
Is age causing volume loss in your face and cheeks? Facial fat grafting is a poignant option for enhancing your mid-face contours and improving facial balance and proportion. Fat grafting provides long-lasting and natural results for people looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and fixing lost volume in the mid-face region.
Your surgeon will inject donor fat in the sunken cheek area during fat transfer to cheek surgery. The fat will be injected at precise depths by the surgeon. Surplus fat will be removed from donor sites on the body. This will be used for resolving sunken cheeks and increasing face volume.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides facial fat grafting for cheek enhancement to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.
A suitable candidate for cheek augmentation using fat transfer will have sunken cheeks or poorly defined cheeks from any number of causes. This includes loss of tissue volume from trauma, aging, genetics, congenital deformity, and significant weight loss.
People with lipid metabolism disorders and coagulation are not ideal candidates for the procedure. The same holds true for people with low body weight, acute infection, and chronic medical conditions.
Details of the Procedure
Cheek augmentation can also be done through facial implants. Surgeons employ the fat transfer technique for patients looking to achieve natural looking, and subtle changes to the mid-face area. The surgeon will make use of a small and sterile cannula for harvesting fat from body areas with surplus fat, such as the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.
The fat will be purified and sterilized in a centrifuge before being injected in tiny quantities in the cheeks. This will be done through a micro-syringe that allows them to work with accuracy and precision. The likelihood of the donor fat being rejected is reduced by transferring tiny quantities of fat at a time. You will be able to enjoy natural, beautiful, and smooth results.
This is a minimally invasive technique that makes use of local anesthesia. It is associated with minimal downtime and discomfort. It has been proven to be more effective and less invasive for both men and women. The procedure can be safely performed in combination with facial rejuvenation services and liposuction surgery.
Average Recovery in Cheek Augmentation Using Fat Transfer
There is swelling and bruising following cheek enhancement with fat transfer procedure. This usually resolves in 10 days. However, there may be some swelling that continues to 6 weeks. Swelling can be reduced using cool compresses. You should be able to resume all activities within 7 days. Many patients find it comfortable to resume work after 2 – 3 days.
Results in Cheek Enhancement Using Fat Transfer
Results of cheek augmentation using fat transfer are noticeable right after the procedure. However, you may require multiple treatments for achieving the desired results. Experienced cosmetic surgeons will somewhat overcompensate the injection amount to account for the natural reabsorption process.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for facial fat transfer to enhance the cheeks and mid-face contours.
Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation
If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070
Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.