Facial Fat Grafting
Facial Fat GraftingRevised on February 13, 2022 by Dr. Anthony Corrado
Can fat grafting change the asymmetry of my face?
It is possible to treat asymmetry by filling the side of the face that isn’t as full. This is preferred over removing excess fat. Depending on age and lifestyle, this may not be the best solution as weight gain/loss and hormonal changes can affect the volume levels of the transfer.
Will liposuction negatively impact facial fat grafting?
Dr. Corrado recommends waiting a few months in order to fully assess the results of the fat grafting before performing any liposuction on the face. It is possible to disturb the newly grafted cells if done too early and the face will change over a 4 month period following the fat grafting.
Do I have an adequate amount fat for a fat transfer?
The volume of fat needed for a facial fat graft is quite minimal, so an excessive amount of extra fat isn’t warranted. The general guidelines are based on BMI and skin tone and Dr. Corrado will assist you in determining if you are an ideal candidate for fat grafting.
Fat Grafting and Face Lifts
Generally, fat grafting in Philadelphia is utilized when a patient is experiencing a loss of facial volume and a facelift is for addressing sagging skin, a loss of facial muscle tone, and reducing/removing wrinkles. Fat grafting can be performed alone or in conjunction with a facelift, and Dr. Corrado will advise on the best option for each patient.
Injectables vs Fat Grafting
Injectables such as Botox and Juvederm are quite successful in the fight against aging, though they are synthetic and must be repeated over time. Fat grafting with stem cells is an all-natural solution without the use of synthetics and doesn’t require quarterly or bi-annual maintenance treatments. Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Corrado will review your current concerns and medical history to help you determine the best course of action.