Facial Fat Transfer
What features can a fat transfer enhance?
A fat transfer is an all-natural way to achieve an impeccable and youthful facial appearance.
When performed correctly, the procedure is an incredible way to:
- Improve the appearance of forehead creases, laugh lines and other folds
- Eliminate hollow areas underneath the eyes
- Establish a more beautiful and symmetrical nasal contour
- Sculpt full and sensual lips
- Create a contoured jawline
- Add volume to the temples
- Restore a more youthful neck
- Sculpt a stronger, more prominent chin
- Fill in certain scars
- Restore beautiful balance and harmony to your face
If you’re interested in rejuvenating your facial appearance, but you’re not quite ready for a facelift, a fat transfer with Dr. Sukkar may be your ideal solution. It involves removing unwanted fat from another area of your body, and using it to restore youthful volume and attractive contours to your facial features.
An overview of the
If you decide to move forward with your fat transfer, the procedure will be performed in the comfort of Dr. Sukkar’s Houston office. To begin, he’ll collect the fat for the procedure by performing liposuction on another area of your body – such as the abdomen, buttocks or thighs. He’ll use a very gentle approach to avoid damaging the fat cells, so they can be used for the transfer. This portion of the procedure will be performed under local anesthesia, so you’ll be awake but unable to feel any pain in the treatment area. Next, Dr. Sukkar will spin the fat cells in a centrifuge, separating them from the liquid. He will then remove the damaged fat cells and preserve the whole ones for the transfer.
Once the fat cells have been isolated, Dr. Sukkar will inject them into the target areas on your face, such as your cheeks, chin, lips and forehead. This is a highly strategic process, and Dr. Sukkar will carefully place the injections to create the precise contour you desire. This portion of the procedure will also be performed under local anesthesia, to ensure your complete comfort. Once the injections are finished and your youthful volume has been successfully restored, you will be able to return home to begin the healing process.
Your fat transfer recovery
Your fat transfer will be associated with a fairly easy recovery period. Most of our Houston patients are able to return to their normal daily activities within an hour or two, however we do recommend taking at least four days off from social interactions. During this time, you will likely experience some swelling and very minor bruising, though it should disappear very quickly on its own.
In terms of results, you will see an immediate visible improvement right after the transfer, and your results will continue to progress as the swelling subsides. The results are intended to be permanent, so you can look forward to enjoying your youthful and glowing facial appearance for years to come.
If you’re ready to learn more about facial fat transfer, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.