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If you have a lack of volume in your cheeks, lips, temples, or other areas of the face, a facial fat transfer can provide you with long-term results. This procedure can help you appear naturally younger, and more full of life. Dr. Mesa performs this highly effective procedure by removing healthy fat cells from another area of your body such as your abdomen or thighs, purifying the cells, and injecting it into needed areas to restore lost volume.

What areas can be treated with facial fat transfer?

Dr. Mesa is a nationally renowned cosmetic surgeon who can create dramatic, beautiful results through careful, artistic application of the facial fat transfer procedure. The most popular areas addressed with this procedure include:

  • Sunken or hollow cheeks
  • Sunken area beneath the eyes
  • Lost volume around the temples
  • Jawline
  • Protruding eyes
  • Scars
  • Lines, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds

How is facial fat transfer performed?

The first step of a facial fat transfer is the selection of a donor site and the extraction of fat cells. Dr. Mesa will discuss with you which area of your body is best suited for fat removal through minimally invasive liposuction. Once the fat cells are harvested with gentle lipo, they are processed and purified to prepare them for use. Dr. Mesa will then use a specially designed metal tube called a cannula to inject the healthy fat cells into the targeted areas of your face. Once the injections are complete, you are free to return home for a quick recovery period. 

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The benefits of facial fat transfer

Facial fat transfer has gained considerable popularity over the last decade due to the excellent benefits that patients experience, including:

  • Natural-looking results: The flexibility of this procedure allows Dr. Mesa to create natural-looking results that enhance — rather than dramatically alter — your facial features.
  • Results that are long-lasting: The results from facial fat transfer can last for many years into the future, unlike more temporary solutions such as dermal fillers.
  • Safety: Because Dr. Mesa will be using your body’s own fat cells, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. There is also a very low risk of complications.
  • Short recovery time: The minimally invasive nature of this procedure means that recovery time is short, with most patients ready to resume regular activities within a matter of days.
  • Improved overall skin quality: The fat used in this procedure contains stem cells, which provide growth factors and help with long-term skin regeneration for a younger look, long term.

Am I a candidate for facial fat transfer?

If you have a lack of volume in your face — whether it’s due to aging or genetics — you are a likely candidate for facial fat transfer. You must be in general good health, have reasonable expectations regarding the outcome of your procedure, and have no pre-existing medical conditions that may complicate your recovery. You will need to provide a comprehensive medical history and list any medication or supplements you’re currently taking during your consultation with Dr. Mesa.

Dr. Mesa for facial fat transfer in NYC and New Jersey

Dr. Mesa is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with an extensive record of success in his field. He has the training, experience, and professional practice needed to produce effective, natural results with a facial fat transfer. This cannot be said about every practitioner.

Dr. Mesa was educated at Harvard University and has garnered a reputation for excellence and patient satisfaction after decades of practice in the field of cosmetic surgery. His warm, caring, and patient-centered service will make you comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. With offices in New York City, New Jersey, and Miami, Dr. Mesa is only a call away from helping you achieve the appearance you want.

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