Fat Transfer is an ideal option for patients who are looking to add volume back to their face.
As we age, we begin to lose volume from particular areas of the face. Often, the cheeks and the area around the mouth will lose their fat more rapidly than other parts of the face. We can minimise the appearance of these depressions by taking fat cells from other parts of the body and transplanting them into the cheeks or around the mouth.
There are many areas that fat can be taken from, some of which include:
Fat is harvested from these areas using liposuction and is performed under local anaesthesia and twilight sedation. The fat is then processed and the concentrated fat is injected into the chosen areas.
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is that you can address problem areas of fatty deposits on your body, whilst treating areas that suffer from depleted levels of fat on your face. It is also particularly advantageous for patients who are concerned about suffering allergic reactions or side effects due to the introduction of foreign materials in the body. As you are using your own fat, there is little to no chance that this can happen. Infection is extremely unlikely in this procedure, though there can be some temporary bruising and swelling.
Facial Fat Transfer can be used to treat the cheek depressions and any contour deformities that you may have suffered to your face. It can also fill in nasolabial lines as well as all-round facial volume loss. The treatment is designed to leave patients with a plump and youthful look in a soft and gentle way.
With the first treatment, facial fat transfer usually offers a visible difference. Repeat treatments can be performed if necessary.
The cost of treatment will differ from patient to patient depending on the injection sites, location of the fat removal, and how many treatments the patient chooses to undergo. You will need to have a consultation with one of our medical professionals who will be able to determine the cost of your particular treatment.
Generally, the cost of the treatment starts from around $4,500*, this will include liposuction as well as fat transfer.
*These are typical costs, for the average person it should not change. However, every patient is different, these prices may change per patient scenario.