Facial fat grafting, also called a fat transfer, is a procedure that our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Theodore T. Foley, provides to his Camphill, PA patients who are seeking restoration for loss of facial volume. Fat grafting takes fat from other areas of the body using liposuction and a purification process. Once the fat is extracted, it is then added into the face to help improve thinning skin and contour the cheeks for an enhanced profile. Our patients at Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania have seen dramatic improvement and stunning results from their facial fat grafting procedure. If you are desiring a more youthful appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon.
Facial fat grafting can produce improved skin and dramatic results for both men and women who are in need of added volume. However, the ideal results will appear in patients who have
- lines, wrinkles, and folds in need of filling
- thinning skin or sunken in features
- good overall health and good skin elasticity
- realistic goals and outcomes
"I have had two procedures performed by Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. In both cases, there was a simple, yet articulate explanation of the procedure as well as an opportunity to ask questions afterward. Very clean, very efficient and the entire staff was welcoming and professional."- M.M. / Google / Jan 12, 2024
"I used Dr. Foley for a breast reduction and a tummy tuck and let me tell you, I am in love with my body and it’s only been 3 weeks and I haven’t seen the final results yet. I have always been heavy chested growing up and after having 3 babies, I’ve had that mommy pouch I could not get rid of. I can can definitely say that this is the most I have felt comfortable and confident in myself thanks to Dr.Foley. Now onto his staff, I can’t say anything bad about them. As soon as you walk in they have the biggest smiles on their faces and take you back into the rooms right away. They are always there to help and are so kind and pleasant to get along with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to get something done."- A.L. / Google / Jan 11, 2024
"I was referred to Dr. Foley by my Dermatologist to remove a lump in a sensitive area of my neck. Dr. Foley explained everything in detail, answered all of my questions, and made me feel at ease. My surgery went well and I highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 07, 2024
"I came to Dr Foley after several failed reconstruction surgeries after a bilateral mastectomy. I was devastated & in pain. From the time I entered his office, I was put at ease & knew I was in good hands. It was the best office & surgical experience I’ve ever had. Best of all, I look and feel like myself again. His expertise has restored me…. I’m one very pleased and grateful patient!!!"- K.M. / Google / Jan 04, 2024
"Dr. Foley treated me for a skin cancer removal and he was great! I had previously gone to 2 other surgeons for other skin cancer procedures and they were terrible compared to him. He was kind, companionate, very knowledgeable and patient. The entire staff was very nice and efficient. They were very clean, quick to get in and Dr. Foley called me himself with the pathology results - which I feel says a lot! He even had me come in when I had questions. I would highly recommend him to everyone!"- K.H. / Google / Dec 14, 2023
What to Expect
Prior to the procedure, our plastic surgeon will discuss your desired goals to determine the best procedure process. First, liposuction will be administered to areas with excess fat, typically the stomach, thighs, or buttocks. Once the fat is removed it will undergo a purification process and then be injected into the mid face and cheek areas. Our plastic surgeon will inject the fat into multiple areas and at varying depths in order to produce the most desirable outcome. Depending on each case and how much fat is being injected, the procedure can be expected to last between 45 minutes - 3 hours. You can expect to spend 2 - 3 days completely resting with some bruising and swelling before returning to a normal routine. It should take around 3 months for the full effects to appear. Fat retention is dependent upon each case and your number of injection sites, but a facial fat grafting procedure can produce results for years or even a lifetime if successful.
A facial fat grafting procedure can be a viable alternative to dermal fillers, filling in lines and wrinkles effectively. It may take more than one session to achieve the desired outcome, but it is a longer lasting result than traditional facial fillers. An added bonus for fat grafting is that it is also combined with liposuction, which provides fat reduction to other areas of the body as well. Typically, there is a 40% fat retention that results from the procedure, so our plastic surgeon may inject more fat than needed initially to account for the absorption.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,700
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
Enhanced Facial Features
If you're desiring a more youthful and contoured face, then a facial fat grafting procedure is an effective option to enhance your features and reverse the signs of aging. Schedule a consultation at our Camphill, PA office today to start your treatments and achieve long-lasting results.