What Is Fat Transfer To Cheeks/Cheekbones? How Much Does It CostJuly 5th, 2011 | Posted by in Plastic Surgery
Facial sagging and deflation can create problems with the way a person looks. As the skin loses elasticity, it can sag and cause a rather deflated appearance which can also deflate a personâ€™s self-esteem. To achieve a youthful appearance, rejuvenation procedures can be done such as facial fat transfer. This brings the fullness back to the face, bringing back the patientâ€™s young look and improving self-esteem.
Fat Transfer to Cheeks
- Fat transfer is also known as facial grafting, Lipofilling, or Liposhifting.
- This procedure was pioneered by Dr. Ellenbogen dubbed â€œthe Father of Fat Graftingâ€.
- The procedure involves harvesting fat from other areas of the body and transferring it via injection to affected area.
- The most commonly treated area for fat transfer is the face.
- Fat transfer has been used to fill hollow cheeks, hollow temples, deep facial lines, nasolabial folds, as well as sunken eyes.
- This is a minimally invasive procedure.
- The aim of the procedure is to fill out hollowed areas in the face especially the cheeks, creates contours and enhances features such as the cheekbones.
- The benefit of using fat implants is it avoids allergic reaction and implant rejection which typically occurs with other synthetic implants.
- Another benefit of using fat implants from the own body is to gives more natural results because of the fatâ€™s liquid and mouldable qualities.
- Fat transfer can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures such as facelift.
Fat Transfer to Cheekbones
Transferring fats from other areas in the body to the cheek or cheekbones involves the following steps:
- Fat is harvested from donor areas.
- Skin over the donor area is prepped and cleansed using antiseptic.
- Local anesthesia is administered into the donor area.
- Fat is harvested using syringes.
- Harvested fat is cleansed to remove any impurities.
- Harvested fat is stored or used immediately.
- Harvested fat is transferred to the target area.
- The target area is prepped and cleansed using antiseptic.
- Local anesthesia is administered to the target area.
- Harvested fat is injected into the target area in small quantities.
- Excess harvested fat may be stored for later use.
Fat Transfer Cheeks Cost
Cost for fat transfer may vary depending on several factors:
- Operating room fees/facility fees
- Garment fee
- Fat harvesting fee
- Fat injection fee
- Doctor/surgeon fee
- Cost of anesthesia