Facial Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting in Atlanta, GA

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injections, is the process of removing excess fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another part of the body where more volume is wanted. In facial fat grafting, fat is removed from an area with undesired fat—the thighs, abdomen, or flanks, for example—and transferred to areas of the face to plump the cheeks or lips, smooth lines, and creases, or fill hollows under the eyes.

The results of fat grafting are long-lasting, and the procedure provides a double benefit. It improves body contours by removing unwanted fat deposits while making the face appear younger.

Mark Crispin, MD, at Crispin Plastic Surgery, performs facial fat grafting in Atlanta to help men and women achieve a more youthful look and renewed self-confidence. Dr. Crispin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who consistently delivers beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. At Crispin Plastic Surgery, Dr. Crispin and his staff aim to provide a warm, welcoming practice where patients are heard and valued for who they are.

To learn how facial fat grafting surgery with Dr. Crispin might make you look and feel your best, contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation in Atlanta.

Consider Facial Fat Grafting with One of the Best Surgeons in Atlanta, GA

It’s a normal, if undesirable, part of the aging process for facial lines and wrinkles to develop and for facial fat to be slowly pulled downward by the force of gravity. Youthful, rounded cheeks and the smooth fullness under the eyes tend to thin and hollow as facial fat drifts down to form jowls or a double chin. 

You might benefit from facial fat grafting if you have stubborn pockets of exercise-resistant fat around you’d like to trim—around your waistline, or in your thighs, hips, or another part of your body—and you would like to address the signs of aging in your face for a more youthful appearance.

Facial fat grafting can correct:

  • Thinned or deflated cheeks
  • Hollows below the eyes
  • Deep lines and creases, including marionette lines around the mouth and nose
  • Narrow lips
  • Recessed scars or other facial depressions

The changes made in facial fat grafting can make you look and feel younger and more attractive, a transformation that can boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Exceptional Results & Compassionate Care

For over 25 years, Dr. Crispin has been the top choice for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in the area. You’re provided with professional and compassionate care at the office, and it’s no wonder Dr. Crispin is named one of the Top Doctors in 2023 by Atlanta Magazine.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

Dr. Crispin can tell you if you are a good candidate for facial fat grafting as part of your consultation with him. You may be a good candidate if you:
If you smoke, you must be able to quit for a period of several weeks before and after your procedure.

Planning Your Facial Fat Grafting

Planning for your facial fat grafting procedure starts with your consultation with Dr. Crispin. He will begin with questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals, perform a thorough examination, and answer the questions you may have. Based on his observations and what he learns from you, Dr. Crispin will recommend a treatment approach to create your optimal results in the safest and more effective way. He will thoroughly explain his planned approach and what you can expect throughout the process.

Dr. Crispin’s goal in every cosmetic procedure is to create natural-looking results that balance each patient’s features by taking the surgical approach that promises the best outcomes and offers the lowest risk.

How Is Facial Fat Grafting Surgery Performed?

Facial fat grafting is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

Using liposuction, fat is extracted from the part of your body where you have small pockets of fat you want to slim and recontour. This harvested fat is then processed and purified for strategic injection in the face. Small amounts of fat are precisely grafted, using special injection techniques, to fill and smooth facial creases and indentations and add volume to the cheeks, below the eyes, or other areas.

Following your procedure, you will be released to begin your recovery at home. Arrange for a friend or family member drive you home and stay with you for the firs 24 hours.

What to Expect After Your Facial Fat Grafting Procedure

You will be recovering from two procedures: liposuction where fat has been removed and facial injections where processed fat has been added. You can expect some swelling and bruising in both areas at first and may experience discomfort in the first two or three days. The area where the fat has been harvested is typically where any discomfort is likely to be felt.

Dr. Crispin and his staff will provide you with detailed instructions, including:

Depending on the amount of fat removed, you may be able to resume your normal activities very quickly—as soon as the day of the procedure—or you may need to refrain from strenuous activity such as working out. This can be resumed 4 weeks after the procedure.

Your face will have extra fullness at first. This will gradually decrease as some of the injected fat is processed out of the body as waste, and as the body gets past its initial reaction to the disturbance. Final results will appear in a few months as the last of this residual swelling gradually disappears.

Schedule Your Facial Fat Grafting Consultation with Dr. Mark Crispin Today

Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery online or by calling (404) 257-0064 to schedule your consultation for facial fat grafting with Dr. Crispin. During your consultation, Dr. Crispin aims to understand your aesthetic goals and will recommend procedures that will achieve the best results with the safest approach.

Patients throughout the Atlanta area choose Dr. Crispin because of his caring approach, surgical expertise, and beautiful natural-looking results.