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All of our procedures are safely performed under local anesthesia in the comfort and convenience of our Center.  Dr. Lanfranchi has served over 10,000 patients since 2006 using his specialized technique.

Am I a Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

We tend to lose volume in our faces as we get older. In our twenties, fat keeps our face plump and lively, but the fat cells break down as we age, causing hollowness and sagging. While consistently blamed on aging, the fat cells breaking down is the culprit for the volume loss. 

With the help of Dr. Lanfranchi at the Lanfranchi Center, you can revitalize your appearance with facial fat transfer. This safe and straightforward rejuvenation tactic is a way to enhance your facial structure and boost your confidence.

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What is Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer is a facial rejuvenation technique similar to dermal fillers. Rather than using a synthetic substance, fat transfer utilizes the body’s fat cells as a natural facial filler. First, a donation area–buttocks, thighs, hips, or abdomen–is chosen. While under localized anesthesia, Dr. Lanfranchi makes a tiny incision to allow for the removal of the excess fat in that area through a cannula (similar to a thin straw).

The fat is spun in a machine to separate components and purify the fat cells. After inducing localized anesthetic to the facial area, a smaller cannula is slipped into a tiny opening where Dr. Lanfranchi injects fat, contours the face, and confirms the proportions to be even. These incisions are small enough not to require stitches

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Where is Facial Fat Transfer Used?

At the Lanfranchi Center, facial fat transfer typically is used to fill in cheek mounds, cheek hollows (depressions below the cheeks), infra-orbital rims (under the eyes), nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Since facial rejuvenation utilizes substances from your own body, it is readily accepted. The recovery from the appointment only lasts about 7-10 days with no strenuous activity. 

Am I a Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

Anyone wanting to improve the contours of their cheeks, volumize the lips, and fill in under-eye hollows for a more extended period of time is a good candidate for facial fat transfer. Ideal candidates have fat in the hips, thighs, abdomen, or flanks for the transfer. Since you are using your own cells, there is no chance of rejection or an allergic reaction like synthetic dermal fillers or implants. 

Unlike dermal fillers that last a few months, facial fat transfer may last years and even be permanent. If the fat is able to reestablish blood supply, the results could last forever. After the initial recovery period, approximately 50% of the fat should survive.

Stellar Service from Start to Finish

Two months ago I had a lower lifestyle facial lift. I was apprehensive, but it was well worth the effort and expense. Dr. Lanfranchi and his entire staff were kind, caring and very professional, from the first meeting to the follow up appointments.

The procedure is done under a local, not general anesthetic, and it was easy. I healed quickly and am very satisfied with the results.
His fee was very reasonable. Any further facial work I want done, I will be sure to come back here.

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Take the First Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about Facial Fat Transfer? Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at (702) 929-3880 during regular business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). 

The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.

By |2022-07-26T08:30:12-07:00June 30th, 2022|Facial Fat Transfer|0 Comments
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