Fat Injection - Bakersfield | Fresno | Malibu CA
Facial Fat Transfer with Flawless Results
Individuals who wish to rejuvenate wrinkled, sunken, or scarred areas on their face but are not ready for invasive plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, or rhinoplasty, or who are not good candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers now have a new treatment option. At Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer microlipoinjections to patients from Fresno to Bakersfield, and surrounding areas. Also known as facial fat transfer, microlipoinjection uses the body's own fat to help restore contour to the cheeks, chin, or under the eyes, add volume to the lips, and even fill in scars left from acne or other conditions. The result is smooth, radiant skin and a more youthful appearance.
Before Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer patients meet with our surgeons at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Fresno and Bakersfield for an initial consultation. Our surgeons will determine if patients are good candidates for facial fat transfer. Qualified candidates include adults with wrinkles, deep creases, frown lines, and other facial depressions who are looking for a younger, more refreshed appearance. People who suffer from lipoatrophy, or loss of fat in the face, are also good candidates for facial fat transfer. Patients with certain facial problems, deformities, or other medical conditions, however, may not make good candidates for the procedure. It is important that you discuss their medical history in detail with our surgeons so they can determine if facial fat transfer is right for you.
During the consultation, our surgeons will also evaluate the patient's cosmetic goals and ensure that the patient has reasonable expectations for the treatment. Facial fat transfer can be used on the forehead, between the eyebrows, on the cheeks, lips and temples, and near the eyes, nose, and mouth to correct various facial problems. However, some patients may benefit more from another cosmetic procedure, depending on their cosmetic goals. If this is the case, our surgeons will discuss other treatment options with the patients. Patients will also have the opportunity to bring up any questions or concerns they have about the treatment. To schedule an initial consultation for facial fat transfer, contact our practice today.
Facial Fat Transfer Procedure
Facial fat transfer provides a great alternative to other cosmetic treatments to sculpt and add volume to the face. There are three steps to the facial fat transfer process. The first step involves removing excess fat from other areas of the patient's body. The surgeon uses liposuction techniques to collect undamaged fat cells, typically from the stomach, hips, thighs, and/or buttocks. The undamaged fat cells are then isolated from liquid and damaged fat cells. Only whole, undamaged, and cleansed fat cells can be used during the facial fat transfer process. Finally, the undamaged fat cells are injected into targeted areas on the face for a more appealing facial contour. The entire procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
Patients who are interested in facial fat transfer as well as liposuction or abdominoplasty may find it more cost and time efficient to complete all the procedures at one time. For the ultimate makeover, facial fat transfer can be combined with laser skin resurfacing, medical-grade chemical peels, and other non-invasive aesthetic treatments we offer at our practice.
Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer
Many patients from the Fresno, Bakersfield, and surrounding areas choose facial fat transfer at our practice because of the many benefits the procedure has over other forms of cosmetic treatment. Facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive treatment that delivers results similar to facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, eyelid surgery, and other facial plastic surgery treatments.
Because facial fat transfer is a natural procedure that uses the patient's own fat instead of animal or synthetic materials, there is no risk for an allergic reaction, unlike with BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel. In addition, the results from facial fat transfer last years longer than the results of other dermal injections.
Facial fat transfer is also a very versatile procedure. Microlipoinjections can be used anywhere on the face to eliminate wrinkles for a more youthful appearance, plump the lips for a more sensual pout, and fill in scars, depressions, and other facial imperfections for flawless, natural-looking skin.
To get a better idea of the outstanding results that our surgeons achieve with fat transfer for our patients from Bakersfield, Fresno, and throughout California, please browse our before-and-after photos.
Schedule a Consultation for Facial Fat Transfer Treatment
Contact Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Bakersfield or Fresno for more information on facial fat transfer. For your convenience, we also have an office in Malibu.