Facial Fat Grafting Conveniently located to serve New York City
As we grow older, our faces undergo a number of changes. Sun exposure and decreased elasticity can cause wrinkles, gravity can lead to sagging, and loss of volume in the tissues of the face creates an older-looking profile. But with cosmetic treatments like facelift, dermal fillers, and facial fat grafting at our New York cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Basil Pakeman can restore the youthfulness of your face.
Facial fat grafting is especially well-suited for patients seeking a minimally invasive yet very effective option. If you’d like to learn more about any one of our advanced facial procedures, including facial fat grafting, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to schedule a consultation
Restoring Facial Youthfulness
Much of what we associate with youth has as much to do with the overall shape and fullness of the face as it does with surface features like wrinkles. Facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive technique that takes advantage of a patient’s own natural fat cells to restore youthful vitality to the face. By injecting a patient’s own fat cells into parts of the face that have thinned out and lost volume over time, the face can be reshaped to more accurately reflect how young you feel on the inside.
The Procedure for using Fat Grafting for Facial Rejuvenation
Fat grafting is an increasingly popular facial rejuvenation treatment in which Dr. Pakeman carefully removes a small amount of fat from an area of excess, such as your thighs or abdomen, using liposuction.
Once the fat has been removed and purified, Dr. Pakeman then injects it into the parts of the face where volume has decreased. Fat cells are usually injected around the eyes, in the cheeks, and near the jawline, but the specific grafting sites depend upon your unique situation and aesthetic goals. No incisions are needed, the injections are virtually noninvasive, and fat is administered in small, easily adjustable increments.
The result is a revitalized appearance that is tighter, fuller, and more youthful. Some patients even choose to combine fat grafting with another facial procedure, such as:
Including a dermal filler like Restylane as part of your long-term plan can also improve the overall results without the need for invasive surgery.
Candidates for Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting is an excellent treatment option for those who desire an improvement in their facial contours without the need for a highly invasive surgical procedure. People with sunken cheeks, facial wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, or a sagging jawline are great candidates for facial fat grafting.
Patients should have an adequate amount of excess fat for grafting, be in good physical health, and have realistic expectations. Dr. Pakeman will perform an assessment of your body and ask you about your medical history to help determine if facial fat grafting is right for you.
Facial Fat Grafting Consultation
During a consultation, Dr. Pakeman will ask about your appearance goals and perform an examination. He will discuss the details of facial fat grafting and tell you how it can improve your aesthetic concerns. Additionally, the two of you will discuss your medical history, which will help Dr. Pakeman plan a safe procedure for your overall health.
Facial Fat Grafting Recovery
To experience the best results from a facial fat grafting treatment, avoid moving or massaging the treated area. Sleep on your back to preserve the facial contours created during your session. Arrange your pillows properly to secure the placement of your head when resting or sleeping.
Smoking and drinking alcohol are lifestyle habits that can cause faster skin aging. Avoiding these will help you preserve skin health and avoid signs of aging.
Facial Fat Grafting Cost
A facial fat grafting treatment’s cost will depend on the number of issues being addressed, along with the number of sessions needed to meet your appearance goals.
Because facial fat grafting is purely cosmetic, medical insurance will not cover the price of this treatment. Please speak with our financing department to discuss payment options.
Contact Our Office
If age has taken its toll on your face and you’d like to gain a more youthful appearance, facial fat grafting may be right for you. To learn more, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to arrange a private, confidential consultation.