WHAT IS Facial Fat TRANSFER?
There are plenty of procedures that 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. Volume loss, frequently caused by aging, is usually more prominent around the cheeks, jawline, and eyes. 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. 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 grafting, contact Ciao Bella Medical Spa to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Ricks.
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"I have had the best treatments from Ciao Bella. I absolutely love Trish and Kayla. First treatment was the Alma Hybrid and have had the most amazing results. My face looks amazing after only 4 weeks!"- M.M. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"On my birthday, I looked in the mirror and thought to myself, look how smooth my forehead looks now! All thanks to Trish and Kayla, the fabulous “mother daughter duo” at Ciao Bella med spa. I knew after my very first consultation with Trish that I was in caring and capable hands. I explained to her that I wanted to soften the appearance of my laugh lines, crows feet and forehead wrinkles. I also explained to her that my skin is extremely sensitive and hormonal. Trish recommended the CleatLift and we decided together to take a very conservative approach with my skin.I had sessions with both Trish and Kayla and they were both so sweet. After a few sessions I noticed that my skin was more radiant and glowing. My jawline is tighter and my melasma is less noticeable. Since I was so happy with the results of the ClearLift, I decided to go in for Botox injections. I’ve had Botox in the past but I was still anxious. Again Trish was so patient with me. She took her time and explained the location and amount of each injection. She wanted to take a conservative approach, giving me less toxin at first resulting in a more natural look. Plus I didn’t feel a thing! It was such a pleasant experience and I am thrilled with the results. I’m looking forward to my follow up visit next week. Thank you"- N.L. / Google / Jul 03, 2022
Facial Fat Transfer FAQ
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Either a facial fat graft 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 fat graft to the face 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.
Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
Facial fat grafting can be combined with a nonsurgical treatment like BOTOX® (a wrinkle relaxer) or a skin treatment (for example, a facial). A fat transfer has also become a popular treatment to complement another cosmetic surgery. A fat transfer can add volume that helps to improve the balance of your face during a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation. Talk to Dr. Ricks in your consultation about your wants so he can develop a comprehensive plan with surgical and nonsurgical procedures that help to reach all of your goals.
How long does facial fat grafting take?
The procedure time for a facial fat graft 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.
Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
A fat transfer can be used in several areas to add volume or decrease lines. Fat grafting is ideally designed to augment the mid-face so that the area appears lifted and fuller without having to undergo 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 grafting may also improve the appearance of scars, 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.