WHAT IS Facial Fat TRANSFER?
Nowadays, patients have multiple procedure options that can refresh the fullness and contours of their face; however, facial fat grafting has increased in popularity because of its natural-looking results and lasting benefits for the skin. Volume loss, most commonly caused by aging, usually occurs near the areas around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Facial fat grafting with cutting-edge BeautiFill™ technology can help decrease some of the most common signs of aging. Using your own fat, BeautiFill technology can help improve fullness in the lips or cheeks, smooth fine lines or wrinkles, and reduce facial folds. By removing unwanted fat from your body, Dr. Erin Griffin in Wilmington, NC can skillfully apply the purified tissue to parts of your face for beautiful, lasting outcomes. Proudly serving Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Hampstead, NC, please call Tidal Wellness to schedule a facial fat transfer consultation with Dr. Griffin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Both a facial fat graft and an injectable wrinkle filler (for example, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®) may treat the signs of aging and add volume. While wrinkle fillers can provide beautiful results, a fat transfer often looks more natural and lasts longer. Together, Dr. Griffin and you will decide how much facial volume you need and in which areas.
Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
We can combine a facial fat transfer with another nonsurgical treatment, like RF skin resurfacing. Please talk to Dr. Griffin during your consultation about your cosmetic needs so she can create a comprehensive plan with nonsurgical procedures.
How long does facial fat grafting take?
The duration of your facial fat transfer treatment depends on the amount of fat needed to attain your desired results. After developing your treatment strategy, Dr. Griffin can discuss what to expect, like how long it will take for liposuction, fat preparation, and grafting. Using advanced techniques, Dr. Griffin takes her time to carefully place even layers of fat, which helps your results look more natural.
Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
To increase volume or reduce wrinkles, we can inject the purified tissue into different parts of the face. Fat grafting may augment the cheeks so the mid-section of your face looks fuller and lifted. In addition, we can add volume to your upper and/or lower lips, improve the hollow or sunken areas underneath the eyes, treat pitted acne scars, and decrease wrinkles, smile lines, and furrow lines in between the eyebrows. No matter your concerns, Dr. Griffin creates a personal treatment plan to address your concerns and goals.