About Facial Fat Grafting
At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we offer various treatments that rejuvenate the contours and volume of your face; however, facial fat grafting is growing in popularity because it provides natural results and lasting benefits. Lost volume, often caused by aging, can happen around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Using your transferred fatty tissue, facial fat grafting treats the most common signs of aging, and it increases skin volume by smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on your face. By removing excess fat from your body, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina can skillfully place the fat into the desired areas of your face for beautiful, lasting results. With facial fat grafting, you can achieve a rejuvenated complexion and tighten your figure at the same time. To learn more about autologous fat transfer, please contact our office in Tulsa, OK to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cuzalina.
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Is Micro Fat Grafting For You?
Facial fat grafting adds natural-looking volume to specific areas of the face. A facial fat transfer can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, such as Crow's feet, laugh lines, and smile lines. It can also reduce the appearance of acne scars or increase volume in the cheeks and lips. Similar to dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM, a facial fat transfer works well if you want longer-lasting results. To qualify for a fat grafting treatment, you should have enough excess fat to meet your goals.
Facial fat grafting is a two-part process that includes liposuction and injection. Since only a minimal amount of fat is required for the grafting, Dr. Cuzalina generally uses local or twilight anesthesia. However, if preferred, he can numb the treatment areas with local anesthesia so you don't need sedation. To begin, Dr. Cuzalina performs liposuction to extract fat with a large-bore needle or a liposuction cannula. The fat may come from different parts of your body, such as your hips, flanks, or abdomen. As soon as the fat is removed, we will purify it in a centrifuge and place it into a needle. Next, Dr. Cuzalina uses different techniques and injection angles to ensure your skin looks smooth and even. Based on your treatment plan, we can graft fat to your cheeks, lips, and underneath your eyes, which adds volume or treats fine lines, wrinkles, and folds.
Following your procedure, we may apply an adhesive bandage over the injection site. Additionally, Dr. Cuzalina might overfill the treatment areas because the body will naturally absorb some of the fat. At first, when fat is used to augment the cheeks, the over-correction may cause the face to appear abnormally full.
What to Expect
Following your facial fat transfer, we will close your liposuction incisions and clean them before sending you to recovery. Dr. Cuzalina or a member of his team will apply wound coverings and monitor you until we can safely discharge you. You will need a responsible adult to drive you home.
Before your procedure, Dr. Cuzalina will discuss realistic expectations, provide detailed aftercare instructions, and schedule follow-up appointments so you feel knowledgeable about every part of your procedure. Each patient's recovery period is different and is based on the amount of fat we removed and transferred. At first, you might experience swelling, redness, and bruising near the treatment sites. Until your symptoms subside, usually in about 48 hours, you will need to stay out of the sun. To help conceal the side effects, you may use makeup with sunblock protection. Generally, patients notice some improvements right away; however, it takes several weeks before seeing the final results. With proper maintenance, your results should last for a year.
Fat transfer is an excellent treatment option that helps to increase skin volume, reduce wrinkles or fine lines, and accentuate your beautiful features. If you dream about a younger-looking and radiant complexion that requires little recovery time, we encourage you to learn more about facial fat grafting at Tulsa Surgical Arts. This outstanding treatment option works well for patients who prefer natural and long-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina will create a detailed treatment plan and discuss costs or financing. Please call our Tulsa, OK office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cuzalina.