Autologous Fat grafting; Micro Fat Grafting; Nano Fat Grafting
With weight loss and ageing, the face can lose a lot of volume which leads to a sunken undereye area, flat cheeks, deep nose to mouth lines, under projected chin, or deep lines and folds. All of these problems related to facial volume loss can be treated with the transfer of fat from unwanted fat deposits on the tummy or thighs, to the face. This operation is often combined with other facial surgeries such as Face & Neck Lift and Eyelid tucks. When done on its own, the operation can be done under local anaesthesia with sedation. The procedure is a well-established and safe operation.
The fat is harvested with thin liposuction tubes, then purified by decanting, centrifuging or washing and then injected into the areas of the face that are to be volumized.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the procedure take?
Do I need to be admitted for Fat Transfer to face?
What is the recovery time for Fat transfer to face?
What is the difference between Fat grafting face and fillers?
How long do the fat injections last in the face?
What are the side effects and how long does the swelling and bruising from Fat Transfer to Face last?
The swelling can increase over the first 3 days after the surgery, at which point it starts diminishing slowly. This process can be helped with sleeping with extra pillows, staying upright and using cold packs in the initial stages. The swelling and bruising generally dissipate over a few weeks. You can start using makeup as early as the 4th postoperative day.
It will be around a week to 10 days before the swelling and bruising have settled to a level where you might feel comfortable with going out of the house.
Do fat injections in the face work?
What precautions do I have to take after the procedure?
An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consultation with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consultation with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treatment you go on to have at our clinic.
On average the cost of facial fat transfer starts from £3000 to £4000 but it could be less if you need less intensive grafting.