Facial Fat Grafting

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Facial Fat Grafting, also known as Fat Transfer or Fat Injection, is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that involves the careful harvesting of excess fat from your abdomen or thighs, and strategically injecting it into specific areas of your face to restore volume.

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What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial Fat Grafting can address a variety of concerns, including sunken cheeks, hollow under-eye areas, thin lips, and deep facial lines. By utilizing your body’s natural “resources”, this procedure offers long-lasting and natural-looking results.

In the procedure, Dr. Landford takes living fat cells collected from areas of your body that have plenty of fat and can benefit from being slimmer. This most commonly is the abdominal region or the inner thigh. Dr. Landford and her highly skilled team use Liposuction to preserve the integrity of your fat cells, process it, and then strategically inject it into the areas of your face that need the treatment.

Once placed in the target area, the cells develop a new home, reconnecting to the blood supply and providing long-lasting value. Results offer a more filling, youthful, and natural face.

Who is a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

Through her experience, Dr. Landford has helped patients in the Baltimore and Washington DC areas achieve more volume in their faces with facial fat grafting. Our team believes a good candidate should be:

  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals from the procedure
  • In overall good health
  • Looking to have a natural rejuvenation helping to enhance your appearance

You may also be a great candidate for this procedure if you are trying to fix the following issues:

  • Atrophied chin
  • Sunken lower eyelids and eye bags
  • Narrow jawline
  • Pre-jowl hollowing
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Temporal hollowness
  • Thin lips
  • Upper eyelid hollowness

How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of Facial Fat Grafting in Washington DC & Baltimore will depend on multiple factors, including where the fat is taken from and how much is needed to match your desired aesthetic. After meeting with Dr. Landford and she creates your procedure plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a breakdown of the entire cost of your surgery.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for Facial Fat Grafting?

If you are interested in a Facial Fat Grafting procedure, the first step is to contact our office nearest you and schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilmina Landford. During this appointment, she will go over your medical history, answer any questions you may have regarding the surgery, and examine your face and body to determine the best areas to harvest fat from. Once she has a better understanding of how to help achieve your goals from the procedure, Dr. Landford will create a surgical plan that is best for you.

When you agree with the plan, you will be able to schedule your surgical date with our Patient Coordinator who will also provide you with certain directions to follow before your surgery. Please be open and honest when discussing your medical history with Dr. Landford as it allows her to make informed decisions and prevent unnecessary risks.

How Do I Prepare for Facial Fat Grafting?

Even though Fat Grafting is a relatively simple procedure, we will provide you with some basic instructions and tips on how to achieve the best results from your surgery. Below, we have listed some of the more common directions our patients will be given.

  • Have a friend or family member drive you home from surgery, as well as someone who can stay with you around the clock on the first day after surgery
  • Make sure any requested labs and/or doctor’s clearance are delivered to your nearest Landford Plastic Surgery office on time
  • Purchase any medications prescribed to you
  • Quit smoking and nicotine use at least six weeks before surgery as nicotine can impair and delay healing. This includes any nicotine patch or nicotine-containing product.
  • Schedule time off work (approximately one to two weeks)
  • Stop all aspirin-containing products, medications that contain blood thinners (Ibuprofen Motrin, Advil, etc.) vitamin E, and herbal supplements two weeks before surgery.

What are the Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting?

Some of the benefits that our Washington DC and Baltimore patients enjoy the most about Facial Fat Grafting are:

  • Helps lift sagging skin and corrects the hollowness that we associate with aging
  • Less invasive than standard surgical procedures
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal risk and shorter recovery
  • Natural-looking results
  • No downtime

What are the Steps of Facial Fat Grafting?

On the day of your Facial Fat Grafting in Washington DC or Baltimore, the first thing we will do is numb both the areas we’re removing the fat from with local anesthesia. In some cases, larger volumes of fat are required, so that may require general anesthesia, or local anesthesia combined with sedation to ensure your comfort through the entirety of your procedure.

Dr. Landford will then make discreet incisions at the donor site to remove an appropriate amount of fat via Liposuction. Once enough fat cells have been collected, they will be purified and put into a syringe. Once this step is complete, Dr. Landford will inject your face with natural filler to achieve your desired appearance.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for Facial Fat Grafting?

Since Facial Fat Grafting uses a needle to inject the fat rather than making incisions, you should see no scars on your face. That being said, the Liposuction portion of the procedure will require some tiny incisions, but they are minimal and well hidden in the body’s natural creases and folds. Any scars left from the procedure will fade over time.


Facial Fat Grafting Recovery

After your Facial Fat Grafting procedure, we will monitor you in our recovery room until you come out of sedation and Dr. Landford releases you to go home that same day. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in both the donor and recipient areas, which will gradually subside over time. It’s very important to take proper care during the recovery period to optimize your results.

Dr. Landford will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, manage any discomfort, and promote better healing. You will need to limit yourself from certain strenuous activities and avoid excessive sun exposure during the initial healing phase. The full recovery period can vary from patient to patient, but most individuals can resume their regular activities within a few weeks.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Landford’s personalized approach ensures that each patient’s unique facial contours are enhanced, resulting in naturally rejuvenated results. Her dedication to staying at the forefront of innovative procedures and her genuine passion for helping patients radiate confidence making her the ultimate partner for your facial fat grafting experience.

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Move past artificial fillers and enjoy the perks of Facial Fat Grafting in both Washington DC and Baltimore! Schedule your consultation with Dr. Landford today by calling our office nearest you or by requesting an appointment through our website today! A friendly member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to get you started on your journey to looking younger and more vibrant.

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