Facial Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting in Manhattan, NYC
Have you ever wanted more volume and contour in your face? Sunken cheeks, a small chin, and other facial issues can cause you to feel self-conscious about your face. Board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. can help through the use of facial fat grafting.

What Is Facial Fat Grafting?
As the name implies, facial fat grafting is the extraction of fat from an unwanted area of the body (such as the hips or thighs) and the addition of this same fat around the face. It is most commonly used to help correct hollowness in the face, sagging skin and jowls, facial scarring, and loss of lip fullness.

Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting
Many people who have undergone facial fat grafting report smoother skin and a more natural-looking profile. In addition, they enjoy the following benefits:

  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved skin appearance and contour
  • Better self-image and happiness with the fullness of their face

Facial Fat Grafting Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of plastic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

Preparing for Facial Fat Grafting
The facial fat grafting procedure takes around 1-2 hours and can be performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Swift will mark the areas where the fat will be grafted and the parts of the face where it is to be injected. A small syringe is used to inject the fat into the areas of the face where greater volume is desired. Generally, the points of injection on the face are small, so there is no need for sutures, although they can be used to help speed healing.

Facial Fat Grafting Recovery
You will likely experience some discomfort and bruising around the areas where the fat has been extracted and injected. Cool packs and pain medication can be used to manage discomfort and minimize swelling. You can generally return to normal activities within two weeks after surgery; however, you should consult with Dr. Swift before returning to your exercise regimen.

Is Facial Fat Grafting Right for Me?
If you are between the ages of 30 and 70, have a loss of volume or sagging in the face, show signs of aging, or would like to help improve your appearance through the use of facial fat grafting together with a brow lift or facelift, facial fat grafting may be right for you. At your initial consultation, Dr. Swift will determine if you are the proper candidate for facial fat grafting.

How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost?
Costs for facial fat grafting will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation?
Facial fat grafting is just one of many facial surgery options that can be used to give your face greater volume in the areas where you need it most. Dr. Swift understands that this is a very personal procedure and that you likely have many questions. He will take the time to personally answer each concern while walking you through pre- and post-operative steps so you can have the look you’ve longed for!

Give your face, cheeks, or lips enhanced volume and contouring while getting rid of unwanted fat from problem areas. Facial fat grafting is the safe, effective way to get the look you’ve always wanted. Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation.

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