Plump and Contour Your Face with Fat Transfer

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As we age, certain parts of the body, such as the thighs and abdomen, are prone to developing stubborn deposits of fat. At the same time, the face often loses its youthful fullness, resulting in a thinner, hollowed appearance. Fortunately, recent advancements in cosmetic surgery have developed a solution that can safely and easily address both concerns. Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, harvests a patient's unwanted fat from one part of the body, and injects it into the face to restore lost volume, while also softening deep lines and wrinkles. Dr. Dustin Heringer is proud to offer fat transfer to his patients at his Scottsdale and Peoria offices. To find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, please feel free to contact our practice today and schedule your consultation.

Adding Facial Volume and Rejuvenating Your Skin

The fat that compromises the appearance of your abdomen, hips, or thighs, can be removed and transferred to various parts of your face for a fuller, more refreshed look. A fat transfer is often used to plump:

  • The contours of the cheeks and mid-face
  • The hollows under and around the eyes
  • The nose and lip area, also known as nasolabial folds

In order to quality for fat transfer, Dr. Heringer will first ensure that you are a suitable candidate for liposuction. Because fat grafting uses your own tissue, patients should have some excess fat that can be harvested. Additionally, candidates should be in otherwise good health.

During liposuction, Dr. Heringer will create small incisions at the harvest site, and using a small tube called a cannula, gently break up and remove excess fat. Once removed, the fat will then be processed and cleansed for injection. Lastly, the purified fat will be carefully injected into the face for added volume and smoother skin. Some patients may require additional treatment sessions until their desired results are achieved.

Benefits and Risks of the Procedure

Unlike dermal fillers, which require upkeep every few months, your fat transfer results will be permanent once the tissue is accepted by the body. With a fat transfer, patients can also effectively avoid the unnatural or frozen look that can affect some filler patients. A fat graft can easily be combined with other cosmetic facial surgeries, such as a facelift, for comprehensive, enhanced aesthetic benefits.

Like any surgery, fat transfer does carry some inherent risk. Common side effects include post-surgical swelling and bruising, and in very rare cases, infection. Selecting a highly trained surgeon, such as Dr. Heringer, is your best safeguard against any unfavorable surgical outcomes. Dr. Heringer has extensive training and experience, and has performed many liposuction and fat transfer procedures. He uses advanced techniques and technology to provide the absolute safest, highest quality care to his patients.

Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment

If you are dissatisfied with a tired, aged appearance, contact us today to schedule a consultation. During your evaluation, Dr. Heringer can determine if fat transfer is the best way to help you achieve that younger, fuller look you deserve.

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