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Autologous Fat Grafting for Natural Rejuvenation

Facial fat transfer or autologous fat grafting to the face involves harvesting fat from the body for injection into specific areas of the face that may appear sunken or hollow due to aging. Dr. Richland strives to deliver the best facial fat transfer Newport has to offer. Essentially, this process uses your autologous fat in the same manner as synthetic dermal fillers but without the risk of allergic reactions. Because this treatment uses your natural fat, you can rest assured that your results will look and feel supple and seamless. If you are in the Newport Beach or Huntington Beach area, schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Richland to discuss your facial fat transfer and restore your face’s natural fullness.

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Is Facial Fat Transfer Right for You?

Exploring Your Candidacy

Facial fat transfer is often an ideal treatment option for men and women who have experienced a depletion in their facial fat volume as a result of aging or other conditions.

Patients should be generally healthy, non-smoking adults with reasonable expectations for the results of their treatment. Facial fat transfer is an especially good option for patients who have experienced allergic or adverse reactions to dermal fillers or their ingredients or who would like to achieve longer-lasting results.

Areas treatable with facial fat transfer include:

  • Tear troughs and under eyes.
  • Nasolabial or smile lines.
  • Marionette lines.
  • Jawline contouring.
  • Loss of volume in the cheeks, lips, or temples.

Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

Just as with dermal fillers, fat injections are extremely versatile and offer an effective solution to a rexovervariety of cosmetic concerns. Benefits of facial fat transfer include:

  • Longer-lasting results than traditional dermal fillers.
  • Utilizing your own body’s natural tissue.
  • Wrinkle reduction.
  • Volume restoration in areas where it’s been lost.
  • Enhancement of specific facial features, such as the cheeks or lips.

Your Facial Fat Transfer Procedure

What It Involves

First, Dr. Richland will use liposuction to harvest your donor fat from an area of your body where you would like it removed. While you may have only a small amount of fat removed for your procedure, some people choose to incorporate a more significant amount of liposuction into their treatment. After the fat is removed, it is processed and prepared for injection. Lastly, Dr. Richland will carefully inject the fat into the targeted area.

The Consultation Process

Dr. Richland’s consultation process involves several steps to ensure that your treatment and results are designed specifically for you. During your consultation, together, you will discuss your concerns, treatment goals, medical history and needs, and general lifestyle to establish your best options. Dr. Richland will go over the details of each option with you and help you create your optimal procedure plan. Before the day of your facial fat transfer, you will be equipped with all of the necessary information to arrive for your treatment with the utmost confidence.

Facial Fat Transfer Recovery

You will likely experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure, but most of our Newport Beach facial fat transfer patients may be able to return to work and social activities in several days. The swelling should subside within a few weeks, revealing your plump, youthful-looking skin. You will need to take it easy for a few days while you heal, though Dr. Richland will provide you with detailed instructions for your recovery.

Facial Fat Transfer Results

Results from facial fat grafting are long-lasting. Our Newport Beach facial fat transfer patients can expect to retain 50-60% of the injected fat after the swelling subsides. Dr. Richland will take this into account and inject slightly more fat than needed to ultimately achieve your desired results. The remaining fat will remain for years or, in some cases, forever.

Schedule Your Consultation for Facial Fat Transfer with Dr. Richland

Plan Your Perfect Procedure

Dr. Richland offers the skill and experience to provide patients with stunningly natural facial rejuvenation in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Facial fat transfer offers a natural alternative to synthetic dermal fillers with longer-lasting results. Book your consultation today to plan your treatment with Dr. Brandon Richland.

Facial Fat Transfer FAQs

You will be numb for your procedure, but you may experience some tenderness during your recovery. However, any discomfort is generally manageable.

Fat grafting is generally very safe. However, there are some risks, including infection, bleeding, lumps, puffiness, and, rarely, vision problems.

For patients who would like to achieve lasting fullness in the face, fat grafting offers significantly longer-lasting results.

While dermal fillers closely mimic natural tissue, they can’t compete with the real thing. Transferred fat is living tissue that stays in the area for much longer than dermal fillers, which gradually dissolve and require regular maintenance injections.

Discover the difference Dr. Richland’s expertise can make in your life.

The journey to your ideal look and life should be one of excitement and assuredness. With Dr. Brandon Richland, you can expect nothing short of excellence from your initial consultation to the moment you realize your final results. Take the first step to realizing your aesthetic goals by scheduling a consultation in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley or Huntington Beach. Please complete this form to request an in-person consultation or click here for a Virtual Consultation.

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