Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Arroyo can craft a customized treatment plan using facial fat transfer to turn the clock back on aging. Dr. Arroyo knows that no two patient’s needs are the same and uses his technical skills to ensure you leave loving the way you look.
How long is recovery?
Recovery will vary from patient to patient based on how the scope of the procedure, the techniques used, and the patient’s healing ability. Patients should expect some bruising and swelling but can expect to return to work and regular activities after a week. Swelling may take several weeks to recover fully.
Can facial fat transfer be combined with other procedures?
Yes. The procedure may be combined with a facelift, blepharoplasty, brow lift, or neck liposuction to create a more youthful appearance across the entire face. During your consultation with Dr. Arroyo, it is essential to discuss all of your aesthetic goals so he can determine how best to achieve the desired results.
Where is the fat harvested from?
This procedure is done by harvesting fat from a donor area, including the abdomen, thigh, or back.
Where can the fat be placed?
It can be used it to fill in grooves or creases around the mouth and chin. It can also be used to add volume to the eyes or cheeks.
Can facial fat transfer improve skin conditions?
Yes. While facial fat transfer will improve wrinkles and add volume, it can also improve overall skin quality. Adding new fat to the area stimulates the skin, leading to an improvement in skin texture. After the procedure, you may see a noticeable change in acne scars and pores.