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  • Male Fat Transfer to the Face

    Is your face deflated or hollow? Could your face use some more volume?

    One of the most visible aspects of facial aging is loss (atrophy) of facial fat. Even people who are overweight loose volume from their face. This loss of volume leads to flattened cheeks and more apparent wrinkles.

    Fat transfer to the face can permanently restore this lost volume.

    Problem Loss of volume in the fat compartments of the face.
    Procedure Fat cells are harvested from the abdomen and love handles. The fat is carefully processed and concentrated using a centrifuge. The purified and concentrated fat cells are then transferred to the areas of the face that need more volume.
    Goal To rejuvenate the face by adding volume (permanent volume) where it is needed.
    Facility Office, Surgery Center or Hospital
    Preparation Patients should not be using any nicotine containing products.
    Anesthesia Local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia
       Hospital stay Most patients go home after surgery.
       Positioning After fat transfer to the face you should sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling. You should also avoid using any cold compresses because cool temperatures can kill the transferred fat cells.
       Assistance You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself.  Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.
       Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
       Showering You may shower immediately following surgery.
       Exercise Regular exercise after 1 week.
       Sex Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
       Work If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so.
       Swelling Usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside.
       Bruising You may be bruised for 1-2 weeks. Most people can cover the bruising with concealer after 7-10 days. We can also zap you with one of our lasers to speed up the resolution of the bruising. Taking Arnica Montana before and after surgery will reduce the severity of the bruising.
    Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 1 week, 8 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
    Performed by: Dr. Ben Brown



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