Restore Lost Volume on the Face with Fat Grafting
Volume loss in the face is a significant component of aging, as fat that provides a healthy youthful facial contour is redistributed and diminished over time. Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz are dual board-certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons. With their extensive training and years of experience in facial rejuvenation, they are uniquely qualified to deliver uncompromising results to correct this volume loss with your body’s natural fat using fat transfer. At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery we strive for long-lasting natural results to revitalize the face by recreating youthful facial contours.
While dermal fillers are available to address this problem, facial fat transfer is a sophisticated method that uses a patient’s 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. Although, like other areas of fat in the body, it will grow or diminish with weight gain or weight loss.
Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz have dedicated their entire career 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 trendsetting, personalized care with the highest-quality results.
Who Is a Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?
Men and women commonly seek out Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery in Charlotte, NC, to address facial aging that results from facial volume loss. Common areas of concern prompting a decision for fat transfer include:
- Temple hollows
- Loss of brow volume
- Crow’s feet (the fine wrinkles around the corners of the eyes)
- Tear troughs (deep grooves that form where the lower eyelid meets the cheek)
- Cheek and midface volume loss
- Under cheek hollowing
- Nasolabial grooves (“smile lines” from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth)
- Loss of lip volume/fullness
- 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 mid facelift to address the drooping, facial fat grafting is an ideal option for many people.
Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz are dual board certified surgeons.
What Are the Fat Transfer Procedure Steps?
Fat grafting can be performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, depending upon patient preference. Fat is harvested from the abdomen, thighs, and/or flanks using gentle liposuction. After removing an appropriate amount of fat, it is processed, and facial fat transfer is performed using small delicate 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 in order 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 natural refreshed appearance, always avoiding the “overdone” or “over inflated” look.
How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost in Charlotte, NC?
Because each patient seeking fat transfer is unique and procedures are tailored to the individual, cost will be discussed during the consultation once Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz have evaluated you and determined your individual needs.
Another Aesthetic Option
Dermal fillers are another powerful option to address the volume loss associated with facial aging. Fillers such as Juvéderm Voluma®, Radiesse®, Restylane Lyft®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic can be used to augment the cheeks/midface 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.
The procedure chosen ultimately depends on each individual patient. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz will discuss the merits of each option, including fat transfer, during the consultation, allowing for an educated decision regarding the best treatment option to achieve your desired goals.