Miami Fat Grafting to restore volume in the face
There are many characteristics of aging aside from wrinkles that increase over time, and you may be experiencing them right now. Gravity isn’t the only thing changing your appearance. As aging progresses, we gradually lose the youthful volume of our faces and take on a sunken or deflated look. If you want to achieve a more youthful image, it is necessary to treat the multiple factors of aging to slow the march of time on your features. If you are like many others, uncomfortable with the changes age has made to the volume of your face, we may have the solution for you. With fat grafting, you can pump up the volume in the deflated areas of your face and bring back the youthful plumpness that time has stolen. Dr. Bared at Facial Plastic Surgery Miami has plenty of experience with facial fat grafting, and he can help you bring back the youthful volume that you are missing.
Fat Grafting with Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bared
When to Consider Miami Fat Grafting
If a loss of volume in your face makes aging more apparent and you are uncomfortable with these changes, you are a candidate for this facial rejuvenation option. You don’t have to continue being uncomfortable with your appearance. Some areas you can alter with fat transfer:
- Jaw line
Having fat transferred from other areas of your body into these features of your face can correct the hollow or gaunt look you may have developed with age. Successful fat grafting candidates:
- Want more face volume
- Are in good physical health
- Have reasonable expectations of results
- Do not smoke
These make you a great candidate for a fat grafting procedure. If you are a smoker, you can speak to the doctor about how this habit will affect your results and healing process, but know that it will be better if you quit. The loss of youthful plumpness can begin early, so there isn’t a specific age requirement either. It all depends on the results you would like to see. You can talk about this and more when you schedule your personal consultation in Miami.
The Fat Grafting Consultation with Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bared
Dr. Barred is an exceptionally talented and experienced facial plastic surgeon with excellent training. He specializes in facial procedures and performs some of the best work in the country. You can schedule a consultation at his South Miami, FL office to discuss what you can achieve with fat grafting. You can expect to discuss:
- Why you want surgery
- What results you expect
- Your current state of health
- Your medical history
- Your personal habits and lifestyle
He will have many questions for you, and you are encouraged to bring questions of your own. The purpose of the consultation is to determine if fat grafting is right for you and to make you more comfortable and familiar with the process. Dr. Bared will be happy to answer your questions and give you a better idea of how it all works. At the end of your appointment you will know the process and whether it is the right option for you. Then you can schedule your fat grafting procedure with Facial Plastic Surgery Miami.
The Fat Grafting Procedure
How long your procedure takes will depend on the number of areas you wish to volumize, but it is generally a couple of hours. You may only have one area where aging is apparent, or you may have several. Dr. Bared can help you determine where fat grafting will be helpful. All fat grafting procedures follow a general pattern, which is something like this:
- Anesthesia: This procedure is generally performed under twilight sedation or local anesthesia and oral sedation. The doctor will discuss the anesthesia options with you during the consultation. After the anesthesia has taken effect, the doctor will begin the treatment.
- Fat removal and placement: There are several areas where the body stores excess fat that can be utilized for a fat grafting procedure, including the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Dr. Bared will withdraw fat from the donor site using a cannula. Then he will carefully inject micro-droplets into the areas of your face that require the volume. After it is injected it will re-vascularize and plump up the area into which it was injected. There will be no incision or open wound, so no sutures will be required.
Once you have recovered from the anesthesia, you will be able to go back to you home or hotel. Recovery is usually quick and easy.
Recovery and Results from a Miami Fat Grafting
Very little downtime will be necessary for a full recovery from a fat grafting procedure. You should be able to return to normal activities within a week. Swelling is expected after the procedure which can take two weeks to fully resolve. Dr. Bared will give you a detailed set of instructions explaining how to care for yourself and your injection sites while you are healing. Some things you can expect:
- Over-the-counter pain medication
You shouldn’t need anything stronger than Extra Strength Tylenol to alleviate the resulting pain and discomfort but Dr. Bared will also provide you with prescriptions for stronger pain medication. The ultimate results of a fat grafting procedure may take a few months. In no time you will be fully recovered and enjoying the youthful volume that has been restored to your profile. Oftentimes, Dr. Bared will perform fat grafting in conjunction with a facelift and laser resurfacing procedure.