Facial Fat Grafting Overview
Facial fat grafting, also called a fat transfer, is a procedure that our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Theodore T. Foley, provides to his Camphill, PA patients who are seeking restoration for loss of facial volume. Fat grafting takes fat from other areas of the body using liposuction and a purification process. Once the fat is extracted, it is then added into the face to help improve thinning skin and contour the cheeks for an enhanced profile. Our patients at Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania have seen dramatic improvement and stunning results from their facial fat grafting procedure. If you are desiring a more youthful appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon.
Best Candidates for Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting can produce improved skin and dramatic results for both men and women who are in need of added volume. However, the ideal results will appear in patients who have
- lines, wrinkles, and folds in need of filling
- thinning skin or sunken in features
- good overall health and good skin elasticity
- realistic goals and outcomes
"Best plastic surgeon in the area! After exploring several options, I chose Dr. Foley because he was very qualified and knowledgeable. He was caring, professional and did a great job. He talked me through the procedure step by step. His staff was amazing and caring as well. He made sure I was pain free the entire time and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jun 28, 2017
"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The EOB - for the teaching facility - for the biopsy and initial visit showed very high charges, including a "facility fee" of over $700. I was informed that I had to wait almost five months for the procedure. That's when I started looking for alternatives. Thankfully, I found Dr. Foley. Cancer removed, clean edges, no scar and the procedure was done the week I called for an appointment. The cost? A small fraction of what is charged at the medical teaching facility. Did I mention the staff? Very professional and friendly. Lesson learned - getting the best health care solution does not have to be expensive."- M.S. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2020
"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The..."- M.S. / Yahoo / Mar 06, 2020
"Having breast cancer was devastating. I was referred to Dr. Foley for my reconstruction surgery. I didn't realize how lucky I was. Dr. Foley's staff is so friendly and caring. You feel comfortable from the get go. Dr. Foley answers all your questions, explains everything in detail, and does an excellent job of putting you at ease through the entire process. He will patiently work with you to get you the exact results that you desire. I couldn't be happier with my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Foley."- L.D. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2020
"Having breast cancer was devastating. I was referred to Dr. Foley for my reconstruction surgery. I didn't realize how lucky I was. Dr. Foley's staff is so friendly and caring. You feel comfortable from the get go. Dr. Foley answers all your questions, explains everything in detail, and does an excellent job of putting you at ease through the entire process. He will patiently work with you to get you the exact results that you desire. I couldn't be happier with my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Foley."- L.D. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
What to Expect with Facial Fat Grafting
Prior to the procedure, our plastic surgeon will discuss your desired goals to determine the best procedure process. First, liposuction will be administered to areas with excess fat, typically the stomach, thighs, or buttocks. Once the fat is removed it will undergo a purification process and then be injected into the mid face and cheek areas. Our plastic surgeon will inject the fat into multiple areas and at varying depths in order to produce the most desirable outcome. Depending on each case and how much fat is being injected, the procedure can be expected to last between 45 minutes - 3 hours. You can expect to spend 2 - 3 days completely resting with some bruising and swelling before returning to a normal routine. It should take around 3 months for the full effects to appear. Fat retention is dependent upon each case and your number of injection sites, but a facial fat grafting procedure can produce results for years or even a lifetime if successful.
Facial Fat Grafting Other Considerations
A facial fat grafting procedure can be a viable alternative to dermal fillers, filling in lines and wrinkles effectively. It may take more than one session to achieve the desired outcome, but it is a longer lasting result than traditional facial fillers. An added bonus for fat grafting is that it is also combined with liposuction, which provides fat reduction to other areas of the body as well. Typically, there is a 40% fat retention that results from the procedure, so our plastic surgeon may inject more fat than needed initially to account for the absorption.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,875 - $2,500
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
Enhanced Facial Features
If you're desiring a more youthful and contoured face, then a facial fat grafting procedure is an effective option to enhance your features and reverse the signs of aging. Schedule a consultation at our Camphill, PA office today to start your treatments and achieve long-lasting results.