Facial Fat Transfer in Maryland
Losing fat is not always a great thing—particularly when the fat loss of volume is coming from critical areas of your face.
The reality is, a little fat goes a really long way in making your face aesthetically youthful, but fat will decline with age, and you could be left with increasing wrinkles and fold on the face or contours of the body.
With facial Fat Grafting, Dr. Singh can reverse the signs of aging by transferring fat cells to the face from an area of the body where you don’t need (or want) the excess fat.
What Is Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer?
Facial Fat Grafting or Facial Fat Injections is the transfer of fat from one area of the body to the face. Dr. Singh uses this biological facial rejuvenating by Fat Grafting to dramatically reduce facial, lines, wrinkles, and deep folds on the face.
We can also use fat cells to add fullness under the eyes, cheeks, temples, and even in lips or hands.
Fat Grafting or transfer is considered a minor Mommy Makeover surgical procedure that allows for extremely natural results for our clients in the Washington DC Metropolitan area because that is the expectation—“Natural Surgical” results.
Is a Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting Right for Me?
Any client can benefit from the rejuvenating results of Dr. Singh’s expertly tailored Fat Grafting techniques. By injecting your own fat cells, Dr. Singh is able to replace lost volume throughout the face.
He can also make very detailed improvements to your cheeks–eliminating wrinkles, tiny fine lines and deep folds that appear from the corners of the mouth to the nose.
These easy changes, when implemented properly, will drastically improve the youthful appearance and increase aesthetic confidence that diminishes over time with age!
Fat transferring at Washingtonian Plastic Surgery is safe and successful in correcting signs of aging, improve acne scars or other facial scarring.
When Will I See the Results of My Facial Fat Grafting?
Fat Grafting results are instant. Minutes after the procedure your enhancements will clearly appear, resulting in a fuller and more youthful appearance.
As Dr. Singh will explain, fat transfer requires the injection of slightly more volume than desired.
Why is this? We allow for the body’s natural absorption of some of the transferred fat during the healing process. This will resolve itself naturally as your face heals and the swelling minimizes, resulting in a very youthful and natural facial enhancement.
How Is Facial Fat Transfer Performed by Plastic Surgeons in Maryland?
Dr. Singh will perform your Fat Grafting in office. Typically, only topical or local anesthesia is used at the site where the fat will be harvested. Our expert medical team will then apply numbing cream on the face where it will be injected.
Tiny amounts of fat are removed from one part of the body, often the lower abdomen, and then filtered and purified prior to being injected into specific areas of the face.
Dr. Singh has extensive surgical experience with Fat Grafting and significant clinical experience with all FDA-approved soft tissue facial fillers in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.
How Long Does a Fat Grafting Procedure Take?
The entire fat transfer procedure takes approximately one-to-two hours.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Recovery from fat transfer is fast. You may experience slight discomfort in the areas where fat was removed or added, but this is easily managed with over-the-counter medications as the procedure is practically painless.
Any swelling or mild bruising will go away in a week or less.
What Are the Risks With Fat Grafting?
Since the fat transfer involves the use of your own fat cells, the side effects are very minimal if any at all. The process of purifying and re-injecting your own fat cells delivers the most “natural surgical” results.
As with other cosmetic procedures, the risk of bleeding or infection is possible because the products are not biologically yours. Your body will naturally reabsorb some of the fat cells being injected, so it is very possible to experience uneven outcomes.
These will be easily corrected with a brief follow-up procedure post surgery. Post surgery is the best time to correct any other volumetric imbalances.
How Long Does Facial Fat Transfer Last?
Unlike facial fillers, facial improvements with fat injections can last for a very long-time. Often times, results can last for several years. Depending on the degree of fat cells being injected, some clients may require several injection procedures to achieve maximum results.
What Are the Alternatives to Fat Grafting?
Patients who prefer not using ones own fat cells can opt for FDA-approved dermal fillers.
Dr. Singh is highly experienced in the use of a full range of soft tissue dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Voluma.
Dr. Singh and his medical team will help you choose the product that’s right for you. Fat Grafting can also be performed at the same time as other popular Mommy Makeover procedures such as a full or mini face lift.