“Fat Grafting” is a procedure that uses some of the patient’s own fat tissue to fill-increases, lines, depressions or other underdeveloped areas in the face and body. Small portions of fat are carefully taken from a donor area, like the abdomen or inner thigh, and then prepared using a special technique. Small amounts are then injected into tiny tunnels, cross-layered and structured to form a stable platform to augment or fill an area. The fat is carefully grafted, and not just injected, so that the desired appearance is achieved.
Fat grafts can be used to make the lips appear fuller, reduce the appearance of “laugh lines,” lift sagging cheeks and strengthen a weak chin for a more desirable profile. Fat grafts can also be used to fill-in dimples or depressions in the skin, improve the appearance of underdeveloped calves and flattened buttocks. Depending upon the patient and the area grafted, fat grafts can last anywhere from several months to several years.
Facial Procedures Pricing Range
- Facelift - $9,000 and Up
- Forehead Lift - $4,000 and Up
- Eyes - $3,000 (Upper or Lower & up) / $4,000 (upper and lower & up)
- Ears - $3,800 & up
- Earlobe Repair - $450 (One Ear)
- Rhinoplasty - $6,500 - $8,000 & up
- Chemical Peel - $650 & up
- Skin Peels / Microdermabrasion - $75/$120 & up/Call for package prices
Most plastic surgeons believe that about 20 to 40 percent of the fat grafted will stay forever. Most of these procedures are performed under general anesthesia, and require minimum recovery time.
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