Sculpted to You
Similar to dermal fillers, facial fat grafting restores volume, definition, and a more youthful skin tone in key areas of the face, rejuvenating your entire appearance. However, while fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse use synthetic formulations to plump up the treatment area, fat grafting uses your own fat from a donor site elsewhere on the body. Since this technique uses your own tissues, it is an excellent option for those who are allergic to the active ingredients in fillers or who simply want longer-lasting results. Reza Bolourian, M.D., F.A.C.S, of Orange County Surgical Specialists is an expert in performing fat grafting procedures that reduce the signs of aging, fill out facial contours, and beautifully complement and enhance your appearance.
A Smarter Way to Lift Away Lines
Also known as autologous fat transfer or fat injections, facial fat grafting is performed to restore hollow areas of the face, such as the cheeks or under-eyes, and fill deep lines and creases.
Fat is collected from a donor area using a surgical cannula, processed and purified, and then skillfully injected into the treatment area to build volume and plump fine lines and deep wrinkles on aging skin. While the procedure is slightly more involved than treatment with dermal fillers, the results are permanent.
Youthful Tone and Contours
If you are considering a treatment to tone and smooth the skin on your face, facial fat grafting has many benefits:
Dr. Bolourian is an expert in structural facial fat grafting, using donor fat to sculpt, enhance, and define your facial contours. When combined with another procedure, such as a facelift or brow lift, facial fat grafting enhances the results for a more nuanced, natural-looking outcome.
Structured Around You
Dr. Bolourian and the entire Orange County Surgical Specialists team are committed to creating the best outcomes possible by listening carefully to your goals and creating a treatment plan that uses the most innovative methods to help you achieve them. If a Mission Viejo facial fat grafting interests you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Bolourian today. He will discuss your options, answer all of your questions, and help you understand what facial fat grafting can do for you.
Three Steps. One Beautiful Result.
When it comes to facial fat grafting Mission Viejo cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bolourian, performs this as an outpatient procedure in our modern onsite surgical facility. The first step is collecting fat from the donor area identified during a preoperative appointment. Dr. Bolourian uses a surgical cannula to collect a small amount of fat before closing the incision with a suture. He then processes and purifies this fat before skillfully injecting it into the targeted areas of your face. With a careful eye for facial symmetry and balance and the deft hand of a highly-experienced surgeon, he will craft results that enhance your natural face shape, diminish signs of aging, and subtly but beautifully elevate your entire appearance.
Reclaim Youthful Volume
Your body will naturally reabsorb a portion of the fat grafted into the treatment area, so it may take up to nine months to see the final results of your procedure. Dr. Bolourian will slightly overfill the treatment areas to account for this expected fat loss. As a result, these areas may look puffier during the first few months after your fat grafting procedure. Facial fat grafting can provide significant, lasting benefits. Fat is administered precisely where it is needed, allowing your surgeon exceptional control in enhancing your facial contours and skin tone. Although the natural effects of aging will alter your facial tissues over time, facial fat grafting is considered permanent because it creates lasting change and enhancement in the treatment area.
Fulfill Your Facial Goals
You will be able to return home on the same day of your outpatient facial fat grafting procedure. Most patients take a week off work and social activities to allow localized swelling to diminish. Still, you should feel comfortable resuming most normal activities within three to five days. Swelling, soreness, and bruising at the injection sites are normal side effects that will subside during this recovery period. Follow the detailed aftercare instructions we will provide, and never hesitate to reach out with questions. We are here to support you throughout your recovery and ensure you achieve beautiful results.
Dermal fillers and facial fat grafting both rejuvenate your appearance by adding volume in key areas via minimally invasive injections. However, the duration of results and the recovery time associated with each treatment differ. The results from dermal fillers typically last between six and twelve months, depending on the brand, treatment area, and other factors. After that, touch-up treatments are required to maintain these results. On the other hand, facial fat grafting permanently builds volume in the treatment area. When deciding between dermal fillers and facial fat grafting, you will also need to consider downtime and aftercare requirements. Dermal fillers require little to no downtime, while with facial fat grafting Mission Viejo patients will find a more involved procedure that requires about a week of downtime while you recover.
Facial fat grafting is an excellent complement to surgical procedures such as a facelift, mini facelift, or brow lift. Combined, these procedures allow your surgeon to lift and reposition lax skin and underlying tissues while rebuilding youthful volume and contours into your cheeks, temples, under eyes, or other areas.
Our goal is to improve your quality of life by giving you the power to be your best self. We work tirelessly to provide the safest and most state-of-the-art care. You deserve to look and feel your best every day. We can help you enhance your unique appeal to give you a boost of confidence and pride in your appearance. We believe that when you look and feel your best, it shows in every area of your life. Dr. Bolourian and the team at Orange County Surgical Specialists are on hand to help you understand your options and craft results that make you shine from the inside out. Schedule your consultation today.
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