A fat transfer can fill out lacking traits in your face, while simultaneously removing fat from a place where it is not wanted. Patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and neighboring communities can trust Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates for their fat transfer procedures.
When you look in the mirror, do your facial features appear sunken or creased? If so, you may wish to learn more about fat transfer. In Orlando, this technique transfers fat from a site where it is
abundant, such as the abdomen, hips or buttocks, and places it to help enhance facial contours during a facelift.
What is Fat Transfer (Autologous Fat Transfer)?
Fat transfer replaces fat that has naturally diminished with age, or from trauma or surgery. Replacing fat requires that it first be removed with liposuction, and then the fat is injected or grafted to help improve facial contours.
Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer (Autologous Fat Transfer) in the Orlando Area?
Fat transfer is ideal for patients who may be allergic to synthetic facial fillers, because the fat used in injectable fillers is harvested from the patient’s own body.
In addition to having realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure, Dr. Johnston will discuss with you your reasons for wanting the procedure. He will also go over your overall health, including whether you are a smoker or are taking medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
What Can I Expect From Fat Transfer (Autologous Fat Transfer)?
Fat transfer in Orlando and Lake Mary may improve the creased and shrunken areas of the face, and add fullness to the lips, cheeks, and hollowed area beneath the eyes.
How Long is the Recovery From Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure that Dr. Johnston may perform under local anesthesia or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift. Side effects include swelling, bruising, and numbness, and recovery varies by individual; most swelling and bruising will disappear in about two to three weeks
Results can be long-lasting, but maintaining your new appearance is a lifestyle choice. Normal aging and gravity may affect your outcome, and proper skincare is essential after the procedure.
Patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and nearby communities should contact us today with questions or to schedule a consultation. We proudly offer fat transfers and other procedures to meet our patients’ needs.