Facial Fat Grafting

Volume loss in the face is a significant component of aging, as fat that provides a healthy and youthful facial contour diminishes over time. With facial fat transfer at our Charlotte, NC, plastic surgery practice, you can restore fat to sunken areas and bring back a full, rejuvenated, lifted look.

Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz are dual board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons. With their extensive training and years of experience in facial rejuvenation, they are uniquely qualified to deliver uncompromising results using fat transfer to correct this volume loss using your body’s natural fat.  

Who Is a Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

Men and women commonly seek out fat grafting to address facial aging that results from facial volume loss. Common areas of concern include:

  • Hollow temples
  • Loss of brow volume
  • Tear troughs (deep grooves that form where the lower eyelid meets the cheek)
  • Cheek and mid-face volume loss
  • Under-cheek hollowing
  • Nasolabial grooves (lines from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth),
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Depressed scars from acne or trauma

While some of these aesthetic changes due to volume loss can be corrected by injections of dermal fillers or a surgical facelift to address the drooping, facial fat grafting is an ideal option for many people.  

How Does Fat Transfer Compare to Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are another powerful option to address the volume loss associated with facial aging.  Fillers such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® and Restylane® Lyft can be used to augment the mid-face and temples. Restylane-L and Restylane Silk can be used to improve the contour of the tear troughs. Excellent temporary results can be achieved with minimal to no downtime.

While dermal fillers also address lost volume, facial fat transfer is a sophisticated method that uses your own fat, collected from elsewhere on the body and purified, to serve as a replacement for the lost facial volume. Fat transfer may be thought of as a “living filler”. Once the fat has “taken,” it is permanent, though, like other areas of fat in the body, it will grow or diminish with weight gain or weight loss.

The best option for you ultimately depends on each individual. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz will discuss the merits of each option during your consultation.

Meet Our Surgeons

Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery combines the expertise of two dual board-certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons for unparalleled patient care. Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz offer a unique collaborative approach to facial plastic surgery, working as a compassionate and highly trained duo to bring out the very best in you.

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American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery logo, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery logo, and RealSelf Top Doctor badges

Why Choose Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery for Fat Transfer?

Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz have dedicated their entire careers to performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes, ears, neck, and nose. Their knowledge and years of experience with facial rejuvenation allow them to approach each patient as an individual with unique needs and desires.  Our surgeons pride themselves on delivering personalized care with the highest quality results.

How Is Facial Fat Transfer Performed?

Fat grafting can be performed while you are under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. Fat is harvested from the abdomen, thighs, and/or flanks using gentle liposuction. After removing an appropriate amount of fat, your surgeons process it and use small cannulas to precisely inject this “natural filler” into the areas of need.  

At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to rejuvenate the face, achieving smooth facial contours to create harmony between the upper face, around the eyes, the cheeks, and the lower face.  Our unique two-surgeon collaborative approach results in the highest quality results, with a naturally refreshed appearance, always avoiding the “overdone” or “over-inflated” look.

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How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost in Charlotte, NC?

Because each person seeking fat transfer is unique and procedures are tailored to the individual, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz will discuss your cost during the consultation process.

Request Your Consultation

If you would like to meet with our Charlotte facial fat transfer specialists to discuss what is possible for you, please request your consultation online or call (980) 949-6544.

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