Facial Fat Transfer in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
fat transfer, also known as facial fat grafting, is a popular procedure to
improve volume in your face and lips using injected fat that is harvested from
another area of your body. Unlike other dermal fillers, a facial fat transfer
uses your body's own fat cells from areas such as the thighs, hips, abdomen, or
buttocks, so there is no risk of allergic reaction.
How a facial fat transfer is performed
A facial fat transfer is relatively simple, and can be
performed in your clinician's office in usually in about an hour.
Your doctor may give you local or general anesthesia,
depending on the extent of your procedure. The fat cells are harvested from one
area of your body, such as your belly, using a needle or very thin tube called
a cannula. The fat is then cleaned, processed, and injected into your face or
lips using a fine needle or small cannula. Your doctor may massage the
injection site to smooth out the fat.
Recovery and Results
You may have some slight bruising or swelling in
the injection sites, but the results of your procedure will be visible right
away. Results can last several years, but your body will naturally reabsorb
some of the injected fat over time, so you may need additional treatments. Most
people can resume their regular routine within a day or two of the procedure.