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How Long Does a Facial Fat Transfer Last?

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As we get older, we tend to lose volume in our face. Until our twenties, fat keeps our facial skin plumped and full, but as we age, fat cells begin to break down or are affected by gravity. As a result, your face may look less voluminous. The hollowed or sagging effect that’s often associated with aging is, in fact, a lack of fat underneath your skin.

With cosmetic procedures designed to remedy this issue, Dr. Lanfranchi can revitalize your appearance with bespoke treatments. One of the most effective ways to add volume and vitality to your face is via a facial fat transfer. Recognized as a safe and straightforward procedure, a facial fat transfer is a simple way to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.

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What is a Facial Fat Transfer?

A facial fat transfer involves taking fat cells from one area of your body, such as your thigh or abdomen, and purifying it, using it as a facial filler. You may have already heard of dermal fillers and this process works in much the same way. With facial fat transfer, however, you aren’t injecting a foreign substance into your body. Instead, your own fat cells are used to recontour and rejuvenate your face.

Fat cells are removed from the body with a very thin cannula. In fact, the apparatus used during the procedure is so small that only one stitch is needed afterward! When the purified cells are injected into your face, you won’t require any stitches at all, so the treatment is minimally invasive and pain-free.

How Long Will My Facial Fat Transfer Results Last?

Facial fat transfer results can last for many years, which is one of the reasons it’s such a popular treatment. When your own fat cells are used, the body accepts them more readily than it would do a foreign substance. This helps to avoid potential reactions and speeds up the healing process. Furthermore, using your own fat cells to add volume to your face means that the results of the treatment last for longer than if you were to use synthetic fillers.

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Am I a Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer procedures are commonly used to add volume to the cheeks. However, the treatment can also be used to even out nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

If you feel these are problem areas for you, there’s a good chance you will be a candidate for facial fat transfer. As a simple treatment with just about two weeks average recovery period, facial fat transfer is a suitable procedure for the vast majority of people.

Of course, one-to-one consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi, who has a special certification in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, will confirm whether you should proceed with a facial fat transfer and which areas would benefit most from the procedure.

“I am very pleased with my surgery. I was initially VERY nervous as much as I wanted to get it done since it was my face that was getting work done on. I have never had anything done before surgically. I did exactly as he instructed post op and healed quickly and felt great. I was concerned though after about 6 weeks wondering why my face was still not the shape I feel it should’ve been. I felt my cheeks were too high. I had the lower face life and fat transfer done and he told me repeatedly that it’d take time to obtain the final results but I was getting impatient…I wanted instant gratification (don’t we all). I am now at 13 week mark and I can honestly say for the last 2 weeks I finally feel amazing and very comfortable taking pictures of myself again with friends and family. I took him a picture of me from 10 yrs ago and I look younger NOW than I did in the picture. Very very glad I got this done. I workout often and care about how I look and I didn’t feel that I looked how young I felt, now I do : ) Thank you Dr Lanfranchi! By the way….the ENTIRE staff is extremely accommodating and caring. Thanks for everything AJ, Ryan & DeDe !” *

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Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about the facial fat transfer? The first step is an in-person consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at (702) 929-3880 during normal business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.

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