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Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting in Atlanta

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injection, is a procedure performed where a patient’s own natural fat is harvested, cleaned, and processed, and then re-injected to targeted areas of the face.

example of Before and After facial fat grafting female patient front angle view

Fat transfer of live fat cells can increase the volume of various areas on the face, such as brows, forehead, eyelids, cheeks, lips, and chin. Many areas on the face are excellent recipient sites for fat transfer due to their rich blood supply. Fat is usually harvested from the abdomen, hips, or thighs.

The procedure is a technique-sensitive process. Fat tissue must be harvested with a minimal amount of trauma to preserve the integrity of the fat cells. This will affect the viability of the transferred fat cells and, ultimately, the results of the procedure. Fat grafts take better in more highly vascularized areas such as the face.

The result of fat transfer is long-lasting compared to temporary synthetic dermal fillers and can be permanent. However, as you age and lose volume in your face, the fat grafting procedure may have to be repeated.

To learn more about facial fat transfer and how it might benefit you, contact Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine to schedule your consultation with renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. C. Carson Huynh. We proudly extend our services to our communities in Atlanta and also the neighboring communities of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Roswell, Johns Creek, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Marietta, Brookhaven, and Cumming Georgia.

How Fat Grafting Is Performed

The procedure for fat transfer is relatively simple and is performed in the office environment with local anesthesia or with IV sedation. Fat is harvested by liposuction from the abdomen, thigh, or buttock area after the area is infused with a diluted local anesthetic solution. The fat is then processed, treated, and injected into the various areas on the face using tiny blunt injection cannulas through several small skin punctures. Some of the fat is digested by the body, and several treatments may be necessary for the same area before the results are permanent.

Indications for Treatment with Fat Grafting

  • Restore facial volume loss with aging
  • Correct facial folds, laugh lines, and wrinkles
  • Increase cheekbone size and contour
  • Improve deep acne or traumatic scars
  • Fill in facial defects from disease or injury.
  • Be an alternative or adjunctive treatment to traditional facial rejuvenating surgery and injectable fillers.

Like most other facial procedures, swelling and bruising peaks around two or three days after the procedure, and the majority of the swelling has subsided by 10 to 14 days. Some residual swelling may persist for several months before final results are apparent. Postoperative discomfort is usually minimal and managed with light analgesics and anti-inflammatories for the first several days.

Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

We welcome fat transfer patients from across Atlanta, including residents of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Marietta, Brookhaven, and other nearby communities.

  • Rejuvenated appearance and a renewed sense of self-confidence
  • No risk of an allergic reaction, unlike collagen injections or application of hyaluronic acid.
  • Results can be long-lasting
  • It can be a stand-alone procedure or combined with other procedures such as a face lift for a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.

Dr. C. Carson Huynh is one of only a handful of surgeons in the country who holds dual-doctorate degrees in the practices of maxillofacial and facial aesthetic plastic surgery.

Discover Your Radiance

Every person wants to look in the mirror and see that the person looking back at them is their true self: stunning, healthy, and whole. Radiance is the key to showing the world how you see yourself.

At Radiance, dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Atlanta Dr. Carson Huynh and his team will support you every step of the way, helping you achieve the most from your radiant transformation. That means faster healing from surgeries and better outcomes.

How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost in Atlanta?

Like all procedures, the cost of your fat transfer in Atlanta will depend on the extent of the treatment. To get a better idea of a price for you, please contact our friendly and professional staff at Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine to schedule a consultation.

During your initial appointment, we will be happy to answer any questions you have about fat transfer prices in Atlanta. Our payment options include cash and credit cards, as well as cashier and personal checks. You may also qualify for financing through CareCredit®.

Dr. Carson and his team believes that fat transfer should be an affordable option for residents in and around Atlanta. Our excellent services have enhanced the lives of individuals throughout the area, including fat transfer patients in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Marietta, and Brookhaven, GA.

Radiantly, Beautiful Results

Schedule Your Atlanta Facial Fat Grafting Consultation Today

Understanding that each patient has unique requirements and desires, Dr. Huynh uses his top-tier skills and services to help improve the lives of people from in and around Atlanta and Sandy Springs. 

Dr. Carson Huynh and his professional team will accommodate your needs. Please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!

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