Facial fat injections replace lost facial volume and provide a lift to reverse aging!
You will be prescribed medication for your comfort during the procedure. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will decide the best choice given your physical health and cosmetic goals.
Fat is harvested from a small area where it is not needed - usually the love handles or stomach area.
Fat is prepared and ready to be re-injected into the face area.
Fat is injected into the facial area to be corrected. The injections are done with a fine needle to minimize the appearance of any incision.
The results from a facial fat injections are immediately apparent. Your face will look overfilled and puffy initially because of the need to compensate for the fact that not all fat transferred will live. Once the swelling subsides and the fat settles out, you will realize your final result. Your final results will give your face a more youthful and rested appearance.
Pricing Options for Facial Fat Injections
An average monthly payment for facial fat injection is $150 a month with a $1500 surgical reservation fee.
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Fat injection procedures starts between $3500 to $5500. The most common price for facial fat injection $4000.
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Who is a good candidate for Facial Fat Injections?
You may be a good candidate for facial fat injection surgery if you are seeking to correct mid-face sagging or a flatness and loss of volume in your cheeks due to age. Being in generally good health and having reasonable expectations is important for any cosmetic surgery procedure.
How long do Facial Fat Injections take?
Facial Fat Injection Surgery takes 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
What should I expect after Facial Fat Injections?
After the procedure, some discomfort and swelling can be expected but can be relieved with medications. JW Plastic Surgery will provide you with specific aftercare instructions.
What procedures are often done at the same time as Facial Fat Injections?
Facial anti-aging procedures such as browlift, facelift, and eyelid lifts are often done with the procedure. Each of these procedure correct a specific issue related to facial aging.
What are alternatives to Facial Fat Injections?
An alternative to facial fat injections is cheek implant surgery. Additionally, temporary fillers can be used to "try on" the results from facial fat injections.
Where will the procedure take place?
You have a range of surgical facilities to select from when booking with JW Plastic Surgery. We have over 10 hospital and 5 outpatient centers for you to select from. In some cases, your medical history will determine the most appropriate health setting for your procedure.
Most cosmetic patients in the Midwest select to have their procedure at JW Operatory, our Joint Commission accredited facility on the North Shore, due to the lower price and higher availability of the facility.
Patients in Florida most often select our hospital facility in the Lower Keys for pricing and availability reasons.
Cheekbones are the scaffolding for facial bone structure holding up and supporting other structures. Aging leads to a loss of volume in the cheek area. Facial fat injections increase volume and roundness to cheek area and provide a lift to a face that has started to sag or hallow out. This improves facial harmony by ensuring that the craniofacial structure is balanced. Your surgeon will help you select between the two procedures that help achieve the goal of improved cheek structure - cheek implants or facial fat injections.
Plastic surgery on the face requires years of surgical experience and judgement honed most appropriately through a plastic surgery training program. We created our “Dare to Compare” Scorecard to educate patients about surgeons' qualifications and to help our patients make an informed decision when selecting their surgeon. Facelift is a procedure where many doctors who are not plastic surgeons attempt to provide this service. Use the Dare to Compare to learn how to find a true plastic surgeon.
There are a few ways to augment the cheeks. One way to augment cheeks is through facial fat injections. Here fat is removed from one area of the body and injected into the cheek area to add fullness. Facial fat injections are best for restoring volume to the cheek area that is lost due to aging.
The other approach is to use a cheek implant. A High Density Porous Polyethylene (Medpor) is used for an implant and it provides a very natural looking shape and feel. It sits onto of the existing cheek bone and adds the additional projection required to get a balanced face. Cheek implants augment existing bone structure.
Your surgeon will work with you to determine the best approach for your needs during your consultation. In general, cheek implants are used for patients who are younger (and do not have mid face volume loss due to age) or for those who have under developed cheekbones. Facial fat injections are most often used as an approach for patients who have lost facial volume due to the natural aging process.
Cheek fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, can be used to augment the cheeks. However, these filers are only temporary and usually last only several months. If you like the results from the fillers you may want to consider having facial fat injections or cheek implants to achieve a permanent result.
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Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig is a board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the founder of JW Plastic Surgery. All Before & After Photos represent actual patients of surgeons and physicians of JW Plastic Surgery. Unless otherwise stated, in all other sections model photos were used on this website. Suitability for services are determined during an in-person consultation. As with all surgery result do vary. Financing and other practice specials and policies are subject to terms and conditions. Specials cannot be combined at any time. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. Consult your surgeon directly for individual instructions and advice. *Guaranteed Financing Program: 80% down financing available regardless of credit and you may qualify for more. See terms and conditions.Requirements of financing are you must have a valid checking account in good standing, a social security number, and be a U.S. citizen. You may be approved for a certain percentage of the cost of the surgery or even the entire cost of the surgery. Fees shown may be adjusted due to complications or unforeseen circumstances. Guaranteed financing available regardless of credit for a minimum 20% of the charge for procedures costing $1,000 or more. Additional financing may be available. APR is 0%-17% subject to approval.
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