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Restore Volume With A Facial Fat Transfer

Naturally You

Volume loss, frequently caused by aging, is usually more prominent around the cheeks, jawline, and eyes. Many procedures restore the contours and volume of your face; however, autologous fat transfer to the face is increasing in popularity because of its natural-looking results and lasting benefits for the skin. By gathering excess fat from your body, Dr. Jon Ricks in Frisco, TX, can artfully place the purified fat into the needed parts of your face for lasting, beautiful results. To learn more about facial fat transfer in Frisco contact Ciao Bella Medical Spa to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Ricks.

What is a Facial Fat Transfer?

Beautiful, Natural Results

Autologous fat transfer to the face with advanced BeautiFill® technology can be used to correct the most common signs of aging, and it restores volume by smoothing facial wrinkles and folds on your face using your own fat.

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What are the benefits of Facial Fat Transfer?

A Long-Lasting Look You’ll Love

A facial fat transfer or facial fat graft can be used in several areas to add volume or decrease lines and wrinkles. Fat transfer is designed to augment the mid-face (and other sections of the body) so that the area appears lifted and fuller without surgery. In addition, transferred fat can also be used to add volume to your lips. You may also consider a fat graft to improve the hollow or sunken under-eye areas. Facial fat transfer may also improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles (brow furrows, marionette lines). Dr. Ricks will develop your custom treatment plan to focus on one or more areas of your face based on your needs and aesthetic goals.

Am I a good candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

In Expert Hands

If you have excess body fat and are looking to correct volume loss and signs of age, you are likely a good candidate for facial fat transfer. A facial fat transfer or a dermal filler (like JUVÉDERM and Restylane) may improve the appearance of lines and static wrinkles while restoring your face’s volume. Although wrinkle fillers can give you beautiful results, a facial fat transfer typically lasts longer and looks more natural. Once you have decided what you want, he can perform a fat graft on your face for results that last years instead of months.


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Your Facial Fat Transfer Procedure

Correct Signs of Age

After your initial consultation for a facial fat transfer Frisco injectables expert, Dr. Jon Ricks will develop a treatment plan just for you. The day of your procedure, you will be brought into the treatment room and thoroughly prepped. Our laser lipo cannula, which is attached to our Beautifill system, is used to remove fat from the sites on the body that were chosen during your consultation, which is then prepared so that only whole, undamaged fat cells are used. Finally, the fat cells are injected into the targeted areas to obtain the desired appearance.

Facial Fat Transfer Recovery

A Soft, Natural Look

Dr. Jon Ricks will clearly go over all post-care and what you should expect in recovery during your initial consultation, as well as answer any questions during your appointment. There may be bruising and some swelling. Both generally go mostly away in a couple of days, and the swelling should be completely gone within a month.

Facial Fat Transfer Results

Total Facial Rejuvenation

As your recovery period draws to a close, your swelling will go down and the fat transferred to your new area will largely remain. Because this fat is from your own body, the cells that make it through the transfer process will stay there, growing and shrinking over time like fat cells in any other part of your body. You will also see a reduction in size in the donor location. While those fat cells are gone for good, keep in mind that other fat cells in the area will continue to grow and shrink. Maintaining a healthy balance of diet and exercise is a great way to ensure your facial fat transfer results last.

Schedule your Frisco Facial Fat Transfer consultation with Dr. Ricks at Ciao Bella today.

You Deserve to Glow!

Dr. Jon Ricks of Ciao Bella Medical Spa is an expert in his field and ready to make your aesthetic goals a reality. His expert technique in facial fat transfer for facial rejuvenation will give you your desired results. With facial fat transfer, Dr. Ricks has assisted a large number of patients in erasing deep lines and augmenting facial volume. In addition, using one's own fat cells reduces the chance of infection because the cells are derived from the individual. Schedule a consultation immediately.

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Facial Fat Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

We use a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort or pain associated with this procedure. In some cases, Pronox may be administered to help soothe any additional anxiety during the procedure. Frisco facial fat transfer patients should expect to be comfortable throughout their appointment. Any pain experienced after the procedure can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

As with any procedure, there are risks. Dr. Jon Ricks is expertly trained, and the risks associated with this treatment are low.

Either a facial fat transfer or a dermal filler (like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®) may improve the appearance of lines and static wrinkles while also restoring volume to your face. Although wrinkle fillers can give you wonderful results, a facial fat transfer typically lasts longer and looks more natural. If you need help deciding how much volume you want and where Dr. Ricks may recommend using wrinkle fillers. Once you have decided what you want, he can perform a fat graft to your face for results that last years instead of months.

Once your facial fat transfer has settled and healed around four to six weeks after the procedure you may combine with additional treatments such as neurotoxins and/or laser treatments. Fat transfer has also become a popular treatment to complement another cosmetic or aesthetic procedure. Talk to Dr. Ricks in your consultation about your desired results so he can develop a comprehensive plan with surgical and nonsurgical procedures that help to reach all of your goals.

The procedure time for a facial fat transfer will vary depending on the amount of fat being removed, as well as the volume required to reach your goals. Once your plan is developed in your initial consultation, Dr. Ricks will discuss what you can expect, including the time it will take. Dr. Ricks takes his time carefully grafting thin layers of fat with innovative techniques — so your outcomes look beautiful.

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