In a facial fat transfer procedure, fat cells are harvested from the abdomen or love handles, purified, and injected into the treatment area to improve softness, texture, and volume in specific facial areas.
Our advanced fat transfer technique is geared to preserve the integrity of the fat, enabling the enhancements to last indefinitely. Of all injectable filler materials, using fat from your own body is by far the safest and the longest lasting, eliminating the potential for any adverse reaction and allowing you to enjoy a naturally youthful, rejuvenated look.
Am I a good candidate for fat transfer?
Also known as fat grafting, natural fat transfer is a minimally invasive technique that allows for more precise sculpting of your facial tissues. It can safely and effectively restore volume to specific facial areas, for a rejuvenated appearance that's entirely natural and long-lasting.
You may be a good candidate for facial fat grafting if you have:
Sagging or hollow cheeks
Smile lines (around the nose and mouth)
Marionette lines (along the sides of the chin)
Depressions under the eyes
Temples that are hollow
Thinning of the lips
Other depressions in the face
Why choose Mangat Plastic Surgery Institute for fat transfer?
We are a specialty practice that was founded 26 years ago in the Vail Valley of the Colorado mountains by Dr. Mangat. Dr. Mangat specializes in facial plastic surgery, including facial fat transfer, and is know for his natural, soft results.
At Mangat Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care, we provide excellent care in our safe, private, and state-of-the-art facility. We are dedicated to providing our patients with a concierge-style service that helps you feel comfortable and confident on your cosmetic journey.
The recovery after fat transfer is quite mild, and varies from person to person. You may want to take seven to ten days off work and social activities, during which you can expect some swelling, which will gradually subside during the few weeks following the procedure. When the swelling subsides completely, your final results will be apparent.
Does facial fat transfer last a lifetime?
Fat-transfer results are long-lasting. Initially, Dr. Mangat may slightly overfill the treatment area to allow for a small percentage of fat cells that do not survive the transfer. The remaining healthy fat cells establish a blood supply and become a functioning part of your facial structure.
Can fat transfer help with weight loss?
Some positive changes to your figure are a secondary benefit of facial fat transfer, as the fat cells are harvested from the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. Surgical fat removal for fat grafting can help reduce stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. However, this is not a weight-loss procedure.
What happens if I lose weight or gain it after fat transfer?
Once fat cells have established a blood supply, they will continue to live and behave like any other fat cells in your face. If you gain a significant amount of weight, the fat cells could grow larger. If you lose a substantial amount of weight, the fat cells could shrink. In either case, it could affect the results of your treatment. It is best to be at a stable weight before and after facial fat transfer.
What are the benefits of fat transfer?
For many people, facial fat transfer is an excellent, minimally invasive treatment option that effectively reverses the signs of aging. Its benefits include:
A safe procedure, using your own fat
Significant volume restoration
Few risks and side effects
Wrinkle reduction in various facial areas
Improved skin texture and tone
Facial Plastic Surgery vs. General Plastic Surgery
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that safety is now an increased priority. Dr. Mangat has resumed seeing patients in a way that is safe and takes appropriate health precautions, and this includes the option to set up a virtual consultation.
If you’d like to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Mangat or Dr. Copit to begin learning about how we can help you realize your cosmetic goals, please reach out. We’re excited to start you on your journey to your most beautiful self.