Facial Fat Grafting
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO SERVE NASHVILLE, BRENTWOOD, AND FRANKLIN
Facial volume replacement is done everyday most commonly with filler. This volumization is of course needed to counter the natural aging process of loss of facial bone and fat. Fat grafting provides facial volumization with your own tissues. Depending on the amount of volume loss, it can also be more cost effective as there is usually no limit on the amount of fat you can harvest and use. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Warner Papillion performs fat grafting routinely. Most of his facelifts and half of his lower eyelid surgeries include fat grafting. Adding facial volume when needed is a key component of providing facial rejuvenation. Dr. Papillion would love to sit down with you to hear your desires and needs. Below, Dr. Papillion has answered some of the most commonly asked questions about facial fat grafting. Keep reading to learn more.
Facial Fat Grafting
Downtime: 7-14 days
Pain Scale: 5
Also known as: facial volumization, fat grafting, non surgical facelift
I am so happy that I found your practice and Dr. Papillon, I only wish I’d found him sooner! I was greeted warmly and helped right away when I arrived. I was very comfortable during the exam and all of my questions were answered thoroughly. I left feeling confident that I would use Dr. Papillion for this procedure mainly because I feel like his knowledge and attention to detail would extend beyond the exam room into the operating room. Dr. Papillion has an excellent bedside manner, which honestly is hard to find these days. I would feel 100% comfortable having my procedure done by Dr. Papillion.
How long does the fat last?
When we remove the fat and replace it into the area of need, the fat regains a blood supply. When the fat has a blood supply, it lives like it did before. Meaning that fat cells can survive as long as you do.
Will the fat go away?
Yes and no. We place new fat, and it lives and grows with you, however, you will continue to age and lose more fat and bone naturally. So for most people, you certainly could need more fat or filler as time progresses.
How long does it take for me to have my final results?
Right after surgery, you are pretty swollen. Over the course of a few weeks, the swelling will subside and you will be close to your end result. It will take about 2-3 months for you to have your final result when all of the swelling and fat has stabilized.
Facial fat grafting Nashville Tennessee
These were some of the most commonly asked questions about facial fat grafting. Dr. Paul Warner Papillion would love to see you to discuss your concerns and customize a plan. Schedule your consultation today. We can’t wait to see you!