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FACIAL FAT GRAFTING IN DALLAS

Fat transfer is a brilliant way to increase volume, smooth out lines, and enhance your gorgeous face. If you desire a younger, radiant appearance with little downtime, we encourage you to learn more about facial fat grafting at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. It’s an exciting option if you are looking for a natural enhancement and long-lasting results. Contact our Dallas, TX practice today to set up your consultation with Dr. Hanz for this cutting-edge procedure.

WHAT IS FACIAL FAT GRAFTING?

Facial fat grafting is growing in popularity because it produces natural outcomes with long-lasting benefits for your skin. Loss of volume, frequently caused by aging, tends to be most pronounced in the areas around the eyes, jawlines, and cheeks. Facial fat grafting is used to correct common signs of aging and rebuild volume by smoothing lines, wrinkles, and folds throughout your face using your own fatty tissue. By performing a fat transfer from your body, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz can artfully re-inject the fat to the desired areas of your face for lasting, beautiful results. With facial fat grafting, you don’t just see a more youthful facial appearance, you get to improve the contours of your body.

What is a Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is growing in popularity because it produces natural outcomes with long-lasting benefits for your skin. Loss of volume, frequently caused by aging, tends to be most pronounced in the areas around the eyes, jawlines, and cheeks. Facial fat grafting is used to correct common signs of aging and rebuild volume by smoothing lines, wrinkles, and folds throughout your face using your own fatty tissue. By performing a fat transfer from your body, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz can artfully re-inject the fat to the desired areas of your face for lasting, beautiful results. With facial fat grafting, you don’t just see a more youthful facial appearance, you get to improve the contours of your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FACIAL FAT GRAFTING?

We understand that no two faces are the same. Facial fat grafting is a personalized solution tailored specifically to your needs and goals. Sometimes, facial fat grafting can be used as an alternative to facelift surgery to achieve your desired outcomes without having to undergo an invasive procedure.

Since the fatty tissue used for transfer is harvested from your own body, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Additionally, the results produced by Dr. Hanz are both natural-looking and long-lasting.

CAN I GET FACIAL FAT GRAFTING?

Facial fat grafting is good if you want to add natural-looking volume to certain places in your face. A facial fat transfer may improve wrinkles, like laugh lines, Crow’s feet, or even smile lines. Transferred fat can also improve the appearance of any acne scars and pitted areas you may have in your skin. You may also enhance your cheeks and lips for a more youthful appearance.

With results similar to an injectable dermal filler, like Restylane, a facial fat transfer is a great choice if you’d like your results to last much longer. In order to be a candidate for facial fat grafting, you need to have enough extra fat on areas of your body to be able to meet your goals. Dr. Hanz can help you decide if this procedure will be a good fit for you.

HOW DOES FACIAL FAT GRAFTING WORK?

Facial fat grafting is a two-step surgery that includes liposuction of fat and transferring that fat to a specified area of your face. Since only a minimal amount of fat is needed, Dr. Hanz typically uses local anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Hanz will perform liposuction to extract fat, which may come from your flanks (love handles), hips, or abdomen. When the fat is removed, it will be processed, cleaned, and prepared for injection.

Dr. Hanz will use different injection angles and techniques to ensure the highest immersion rate into your skin and to create evenness throughout. According to your treatment plan, fat may be grafted to your lips, cheeks, and/or under your eyes to add volume, as well as to fill in wrinkles and facial scars.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY FACIAL FAT GRAFTING?

After your facial fat graft, your liposuction incisions will be stitched and cleaned before you are sent into recovery. Dr. Hanz or a member of his staff will apply dressings and watch you until you can be sent home with a family member or friend. Your recovery will be different based on the amount of fat that is removed and grafted, but you need to plan to take 1 – 2 weeks to rest and heal.

You will likely experience some swelling and bruising at the liposuction site(s) along with the transfer site(s). You might notice some improvements immediately; however, it typically takes a few weeks until you can see your full results. A small amount of fat might be reabsorbed, but with appropriate maintenance, your results should last for several years.

How much will my facial fat grafting cost?

Costs for your facial fat graft will vary, depending on the amount of fat removal and the volume being transferred. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Hanz will determine how much fat is required to achieve the desired volume and develop a custom plan.

Then, he can calculate costs, like facility and anesthesia fees. To help make your treatment easier to afford, Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?

Both a fat transfer to the face and a dermal filler (like JUVÉDERM and Restylane) can correct the appearance of lines and static wrinkles while also restoring volume to your face. Although dermal fillers can give you great results, a facial fat graft often looks more natural and lasts longer.

If you need help deciding how much fat you want added to your face and where, Dr. Hanz may suggest starting with dermal fillers. As soon as you have figured out what you want, Dr. Hanz can schedule a fat transfer 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, such as BOTOX (a wrinkle relaxer). A fat transfer is also a popular treatment to complement another cosmetic surgery. A fat transfer can increase volume to improve the balance of your face, which enhances the surgical results of a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation.

Talk to Dr. Hanz during your consultation about your needs and wants so he can create a comprehensive plan with surgical and nonsurgical procedures that help you reach all of your goals.

How long does facial fat grafting take?

The length of time needed for your facial fat transfer will vary, depending on how much fat is being taken, plus the volume needed to give you your desired results.

As soon as your plan is created in your initial consultation, Dr. Hanz can go over what you can expect and how long it will take. Dr. Hanz takes his time to carefully place thin layers of fat with innovative techniques so your outcomes look natural and refreshing.

Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?

Facial fat grafting can be used in several locations to add volume or reduce lines. A fat transfer is great to augment the mid-face so that this area appears lifted and fuller without surgery. Additionally, it can also be used to add volume to your upper and/or lower lips. You may also get a fat transfer to improve the hollow or sunken under-eye areas.

A fat transfer to your face can also treat scars and wrinkles as an added bonus. Dr. Hanz will create your unique treatment plan to address one or more areas of your face based on your needs and goals.

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What is Lipo AI?

LipoAI's  involves identifying fat without immediate extraction, allowing Dr. Hanz to precisely target and dissolve fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues. This targeted approach not only minimizes bodily trauma and reduces the risk of vascular or nerve damage but also promotes skin tightening for smoother, more natural-looking results. By liquefying fat prior to removal, the procedure ensures a gentler extraction process, contributing to enhanced patient comfort and expedited post-operative recovery.

What is Renuvion®?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure.

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How do I know if Lipo ai is right for me?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure. Renuvion is an amazing non-surgical solution for reducing wrinkles and rhytides, but it’s not for everybody. This procedure requires recovery time and is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones but is limited to patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, or III. Dr. Kevin Hanz will talk to you about your goals, your lifestyle, and whether Renuvion is the right option for you.

What can Lipo ai Treat?

LipoAI can treat various areas of the body where excess fat accumulates, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, back, buttocks, and submental region (under the chin). It's effective for both large and small areas, providing precise contouring and skin tightening.

    How does Lipo ai work?

    Lipo AI skin tightening treatment works by using laser energy to target the deeper layers of the skin. The laser heats the collagen fibers in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting tighter, smoother skin over time.

    Why is this treatment good for my skin?

    This treatment is beneficial for the skin because it stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness. It also promotes cell renewal, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

    Will I be asleep during the Lipo AI treatment?

    Lipo AI does not require a patient to be asleep or undergo general anesthesia. The procedure may be completed with a patient awake. Patients are given a light sedative to feel more relaxed and insure a pleasant, comfortable experience. Many of our patients prefer to avoid general anesthesia and really appreciate the awake approach. Having said that, we do offer the possibility of full anesthesia for those patients that may prefer to be more asleep during the procedure.

    What should I expect during the recovery time?

    During the recovery period, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. The recovery typically involves significantly less down time than other forms of Liposuction. Symptoms are usually mild and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Patients may appreciate initial results in as little as 2-3 days, though maximum benefits may take several weeks to months to become fully apparent as the body heals and remodels. 

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