When it comes to aging, losing facial fat can play a huge role in sagging skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial fat grafting can rejuvenate your appearance for the long-term. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer facial fat grafting to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Facial Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting has been shown to be a more long-lasting solution to facial rejuvenation than traditional dermal fillers and injectables. While older techniques could compromise the longevity of the transplanted fat, Dr. Downey’s advanced technology and cutting-edge techniques allow you to get the results you’ve always wanted. Volume loss can occur in many places on the body, but it is more pronounced around the jawline, eyes, and cheeks. These are also the areas where fat grafting can play the most significant role in creating a comprehensive and balanced rejuvenation strategy for the facial area. Although fat grafting can be done alone, in many cases, fat grafting is combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures like the facelift and eyelid surgery.
How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of your facial fat grafting procedure in Houston typically ranges between $3,000 and $5,000. The total cost for your facial fat grafting procedure will depend on factors such as your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients. Because facial fat grafting is often more about cosmetic appearance and is less of a medical necessity, it is not covered by insurance plans.
I've been wanting to do botox and get my skin looking great for some time now. I was a little nervous, Dr. Downey had a great staff, and she was super patient and fed me enough information to calm m...
- Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn't go in with h...
- Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an...
- Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis...
- Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble...
- Andrea C.
I didn't think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I'm just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu...
How is Facial Fat Grafting Performed?
Before your facial fat grafting surgery begins, a local or topical anesthetic will be administered to your treated areas. This is to ensure you are as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the entirety of your procedure. Fat grafting involves removing fat from the thighs or abdomen and putting into regions on the face that are starting to lose fat. Only a small amount of fat is removed, so this procedure should not be equated with liposuction. The harvested fat will then be injected into the areas using blunt, hollow needles called cannulas. Because Dr. Downey uses a microdroplet technique, more blood will circulate to the grafted fat, giving it a higher chance of surviving and holding its volume post-surgery.
What Can I Expect During My Facial Fat Grafting Recovery?
Because facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure and does not require the use of general anesthesia, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with your procedure. It is normal to experience some redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness around your treated areas for the first few days following treatment. These side effects typically resolve on their own. We advise you do not press too hard on the face for the first four to eight weeks following your procedure to ensure the transferred fat has time to settle into its new position. Patients typically return to their normal daily routines about 24 to 48 hours following their facial fat grafting procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?
At Heights Plastic Surgery, good candidates for facial fat grafting experience the following concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the face
- Sunken or hollowed cheeks
- Sunken or hollowed under-eyes
- Sagging facial skin or jowls
Ideal candidates for facial fat grafting are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for facial fat grafting is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Downey.
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.
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