Facial Fat Grafting in Lexington, KY
Facial fat grafting, offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden to the residents of Lexington, Georgetown and the surrounding area of Kentucky, is a method to naturally add fullness to areas of the face for a healthier, more youthful appearance.
What is Facial Fat Grafting?
Facial fat grafting, or facial fat transfer as it is also called, is the process of taking fat from a body part and injecting it under facial skin, smoothing the skin and removing wrinkles. Facial fat grafting is often thought of as a relatively new development in plastic surgery, but it is based on an old concept. The idea of removing fat from one part of the body and using it as a filler elsewhere dates as far back as 1893, even though fat grafting as we know it today didn’t become popular until the liposuction invention in the 1980s. Although facial fat grafting is not as well-known as other skin tightening techniques that smooth wrinkles, many doctors believe that it is much safer and more effective.
Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting
- Helps you look youngerby restoring the volume and support of your facial soft tissues.
- Helps your skin look more radiantby reducing the number and depth of wrinkles on the face.
- Improves facial skin texture and toneto improve the skin’s appearance.
Prior to Facial Fat Grafting
Before the procedure, you will meet with Dr. Dowden for a consultation to discuss your options. This will help him to determine how to proceed to give you the best and most natural results.
How is Facial Fat Grafting Performed?
The modern technique of facial fat grafting is a quick procedure that we perform in our clinic and involves no incisions. This is a procedure Dr. Dowden uses weekly and has refined many aspects of technique. He has shared and taught these improvements to many residents and colleagues. We perform the actual procedure under local anesthesia, most often harvesting fat cells from the thigh or the abdomen. We remove the fat using a specialized cannula underneath the skin. It is then injected into the appropriate area on the face. The result is a smooth, wrinkle-free and youthful appearance. Patients may require additional treatments to get the results they desire. These are usually identified prior to the first treatment and are completed over the course of several months.
Am I A Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?
The best candidates for fat grafting are men and women who have noticed a loss in facial volume over the years, particularly through the cheeks, temples and lips.
How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost?
Facial fat grafting prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about facial fat grafting, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding area of Kentucky.