Do you wish to restore volume to your face? Facial fat transfer treatments are a safe and effective way to gain a voluminous, natural-looking complexion. With this fat transfer technique, The Lanfranchi Center can provide you with long-lasting facial rejuvenation results. Read on to discover more about facial fat transfer, like how safe it is or how much downtime it requires.
What is Facial Fat Transfer?
A facial fat transfer or facial fat grafting is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that can help restore volume and fullness to your face. During the procedure, excess fat is harvested from another area of your body (such as the abdomen or thighs) and injected into your face. This autologous fat transfer treatment can help fill in hollow areas, smooth out wrinkles, and plump up your skin to give you a fresh, natural-looking face.
How Much Recovery Time is Required With Facial Fat Transfer?
Recovery time for facial fat transfers will vary from patient to patient. After your procedure at TLC, you may experience mild pain, swelling, and bruising. During the healing process, you will need to wear compression garments to help reduce side effects like swelling and bleeding. You may return to work (office job) within 3-7 days and slowly resume your physical activities after two weeks.
What is Facial Fat Transfer Like?
Before your facial fat transfer procedure, the TLC surgical team will give you a local anesthetic to make sure you don’t feel any pain during your wide-awake session. Dr. Lanfranchi will begin the procedure by making small incisions on your body and inserting a cannula (thin, straw-like tube) to remove excess fat.
Next, he will cleanse and purify your fat in a rotating machine that will separate your fat components into different layers. This process will help make sure that no damaged fat cells are injected into your face. Finally, Dr. Lanfranchi will inject your cleansed fat into specific areas of your face you wish to target and improve.
Depending on your skin needs and aesthetic goals, you may receive fat transfer injections on several areas of your face that need volume, such as the lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks, forehead, under-eye areas, and more!
Is Facial Fat Transfer Safe?
Facial fat transfers are safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing this procedure. Facial fat transfer is a wonderful alternative to dermal fillers or other injectable treatments. One of the main advantages of this procedure is that it uses your own natural tissue, so there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection like dermal fillers. Additionally, because the fat is coming from your own body, there is also a lower risk of infection.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Facial Fat Transfer?
If you want to improve your facial contours while adding volume and fullness to your face, facial fat grafting may be perfect for you. The best candidates for this procedure have unwanted fat in areas of their bodies that can be extracted and used for facial fat transfers. Schedule a consultation with board-certified Dr. Lanfranchi, who will be able to assess your individual needs and verify if you are a good candidate for the treatment.
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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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Ready to learn more about facial fat transfer treatments? The first step is to come in for 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 regular business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.