Facial Fat Transfer Surgery – Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi

Also serving Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Malibu, Calabasas and Santa Barbara

Facial fat transfer is an excellent alternative to facial injectables, allowing patients to use their own fat from elsewhere on the body to restore facial volume. Facial fat transfer not only delivers excellent results, but is also much safer: the risk of an allergic reaction is essentially eliminated, and results last much longer. Dr. Tansavatdi offers this advanced procedure at her Westlake Village Plastic Surgery practice. For more information on facial fat transfer just call our office at (805) 715-4996 today!

What Can Facial Fat Transfer Accomplish?

The aging face results not only from skin laxity, but also from a loss in facial volume. Dr. Tansavatdi applies new techniques in harvesting and transferring fat to areas in the face to restore volume, fill in depressed lines and return the face to a more youthful appearance. Fat can be used to fill in sunken areas around the eyes and plump hollow cheeks. The fat may also be used to fill in specific types of facial scars. Overall, facial fat transfer helps patients achieve a more youthful and beautiful facial appearance.

Facial Fat Transfer Candidacy

Facial fat transfer candidates must have enough fat elsewhere on the body, which is extracted via liposuction and purified prior to being re-injected into the face. During a consultation, Dr. Tansavatdi will locate the area of the body where fat can be taken from. She will also consider other factors, including the patient’s medical history and aesthetic goals, and ensure that they have realistic expectations of the outcome.

How Is Facial Fat Transfer Performed?

To perform facial fat transfer, Dr. Tansavatdi uses liposuction to take fat from the hips, thighs, or buttocks. Depending on the amount of fat needed, liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The first part of the procedure requires small incisions, which heal and produce minimal scarring after surgery. Once she has obtained the fat, Dr. Tansavatdi then purifies it to use as a filler. The fat is then placed in small syringes and re-injected into the patient’s face in predetermined areas of recognized facial volume loss. It is important to note that results become gradually visible. Most of the fat is absorbed by the body right away, so Dr. Tansavatdi may use more than necessary in order to produce the desired result.

Recovering From Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer requires minimal downtime. Most patients return to work within five to seven days. Some facial swelling and bruising at the injection sites is common and disappears within a few days. The area where the fat was extracted will be bandaged for a few days and often is the only site of mild pain. The face heals quickly and results become apparent over time.

Contact Dr. Tansavatdi

Dr. Tansavatdi is a skilled female Facial Plastic Surgeon offering the most advanced facial cosmetic procedures for the aging face, including rhinoplasty, facelift surgery and eyelid surgery. For more information on facial fat transfer, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Tansavatdi by calling her office at (805) 715-4996.