Fat Grafting in Baltimore, MD
Facial volume loss is part of the aging process. Fat grafting can help restore facial volume to achieve a long-lasting youthful, natural look. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Hahn of the Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery performs fat grafting for patients throughout the Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, and surrounding communities.
What is a Fat Grafting?
As we age, the collagen and elastic fibers in our skin and underlying soft tissue weaken, resulting in visible wrinkles and folds. Additionally, loss of bony support and atrophy of fat and muscles result in deep facial lines and a hollowed appearance to the face. Fat grafting or fat transfer is the process of taking fat from other areas in the body such as the abdomen or thighs, purifying the fat, and injecting the fat in areas of volume loss or deepened folds to augment and rejuvenate the face.
It can be used to smoothen the deep lines around the mouth and cheeks such as the nasolabial folds or fill in hollowed areas around the eyes, cheeks or temples. Additionally, fat grafting can add subtle volume around the lips, jaw-line, chin and other areas of the face to provide smoother, youthful appearance. In addition to filling out wrinkles in the face, the purified fat injections are rich with stem-cells that enhance the blood circulation in the tissues resulting in rejuvenation of the skin and decreased pigment irregularities caused by sun exposure and the aging process.
What are the Benefits of a Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting provides patients with a long-lasting structural filler for improving facial volume in a minimally invasive manner. This procedure allows you to use your own stem-cell rich fat to restore a more youthful facial contour as well as improve your skin quality. Facial fat grafting may replace the need for dermal filler injections (such as Juvaderm® or Restalyne®) and rejuvenates your face from the inside out in very natural and scarless manner.
The benefits of facial fat grafting include:
- Reduced deep lines and wrinkles
- Restored youthful facial contour
- Improved skin quality
- Decreased risk of reaction (use your own fat cells)
- Significantly longer-lasting results compared to traditional dermal fillers
How is a Fat Grafting Performed?
The fat grafting procedure involves a donor site (typically the abdomen) and the treatment site on the face. The fat is removed from the donor site via liposuction, and then processed to remove excess fluid and concentrate the stem-cell rich fat cells. The purified fat cells are then carefully injected into the designated treatment areas in thin layers. When performed this way, results look more natural and last longer.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Fat Grafting?
There are many factors that determine the best treatment options for facial rejuvenation. It is important that you have an area with excess fat to use as a donor site. Most important is your personal goals and desires for your treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Samuel Hahn will provide an individualized assessment and treatment plan to determine if you are a good candidate for fat grafting.
How Much Does a Fat Grafting Cost?
The cost of the procedure will depend on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve the ideal result. During your consultation with Dr. Hahn, we will provide you with a clear breakdown of costs and explain your payment options.
Dr. Samuel Hahn works with each patient to determine the best personalized treatment plan to achieve natural-looking results. Men and women in the Baltimore, Towson, and Columbia communities can trust Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery for fat grafting. If you are interested, please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.