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Autologous Fat Transfer

Fat grafting or fat transfer is a procedure that uses the patient’s own natural fat to restore lost facial or other body parts volume. Fat grafting can provide beautiful results that look incredibly natural. Aesthetic Medicine Board Certified Dr. Ziad Sara strives to provide all of our patients with outstanding results from their fat grafting in Lexington, KY.

Unlock a Youthful Glow with Facial Fat Grafting in Lexington, KY

Discover the transformative power of facial fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, and rejuvenate your appearance with this innovative cosmetic procedure in Lexington, KY. Learn more about how this technique harnesses the regenerative potential of fat for volumization and camouflage, providing natural-looking results.

How Does Fat Grafting Work?

Facial fat grafting involves utilizing liposuction or micro-liposuction to harvest fat, typically from areas like the anterior abdomen or inner thighs. Micro-liposuction minimizes the risk of irregularities, ensuring a smoother outcome. The harvested fat undergoes immediate purification before being skillfully injected into targeted areas.

This technique, often performed under local anesthesia, is highly dependent on the provider's expertise. Younger patients generally exhibit a higher "take rate" for grafting integration, although individual responses vary. Multi-level fat grafting, a commonly employed technique, strategically places fat cells into different tissue layers, increasing survival rates and reducing irregularities. For larger augmentation volumes, especially in cases of atrophic or sunken defects, dermal fat or composite fat grafts may be recommended. This approach involves the removal of a larger fat segment, offering successful results with thickness as the primary limitation.


Do I Need Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting serves both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Addressing issues like drooping fat pads, volume loss, and facial asymmetry, the procedure can revitalize your appearance. Whether for facial rejuvenation or reconstructive needs like lipodystrophy, facial paralysis, or burn-related scarring, fat grafting showcases its versatility.

Facial Fat Grafting FAQ

How does facial fat grafting work? Facial fat grafting extracts fat through liposuction, purifies it, and injects it into areas of the face lacking volume.

What are the benefits?

Enhancing facial volume, reducing wrinkles, and providing a more youthful appearance while minimizing the risk of allergic reactions.

Is it permanent?

Results can be semi-permanent or permanent, with the longevity influenced by various factors. 7 years + effect is the usual results. 

Recovery period?

Varies, but expect some swelling and bruising for a week or two, with a return to regular activities within a week.

Age restrictions?

Recommended for those in their 30s and older, depending on facial aging signs.

Can it be combined with other procedures?

Yes, facial fat grafting can complement other rejuvenation procedures for comprehensive results.


Embark on your journey to a more vibrant, youthful you with facial fat grafting in Lexington, KY. Consult with Dr. Ziad Sara for personalized insights and a tailored approach to unlock the full potential of this transformative procedure.





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