Fat Grafting

As the face ages, the natural fat pads begin to sag and shrink. This often results in a hollow, sunken appearance. Fat loss is mostly noticed around the eyes and in the cheeks. Patients often notice deep circles and bags under their eyes as the natural cheek fat shrinks and sags. By replacing the fat, these processes can be reversed.

Replacing volume is integral to restoring a youthful look to the face. Volume replacement has been around for years with temporary fillers and volumizers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Artefill, and Sculptra.

At Miller Cosmetics, we also offer Autologous (from your own body) fat transfer as another effective technique for restoring a more youthful, 3-dimensional look to the face. Fat transplantation has developed into what many consider the ideal soft tissue filler.

One of the most frequently asked questions is how to determine which part of the body to harvest the fat from. Dr. Miller performs a thorough evaluation before determining where to harvest fat. Some of the factors he takes into consideration include:

  • • Which region of your body has the most healthy looking fat
  • • Where are the tiny incision sites going to be best concealed
  • • Have you had any previous liposuction procedures
  • • What areas are you most comfortable with

Typically, the abdomen and thigh are the most common donor areas.

Candidates

The typical candidate for fat transplantation includes:

  • • A patient undergoing a facelift who needs volume replenishment in order to restore a more 3-dimensional appearance.
  • • Patients who are not quite ready for a facelift but shows signs of volume depletion around their eyes, cheeks, chin, jaw-line and temples.
  • • Patients with signs of aging in the face who are having liposuction performed and would like to use the healthy fat cells to improve the look of their face.

Physical attributes that benefit from fat grafting:

  • • Circles under the eyes
  • • Sunken appearance of the eyes
  • • Small Cheeks
  • • Hollow, sagging, or sunken cheeks
  • • Deep tear trough crease underneath the eyes
  • • Deep creases above the lips
  • • Small lips
  • • Underprojected chin

Procedure

Fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed without incisions and leaves no post-surgical scars. It requires much less downtime than traditional surgical procedures.

Fat transfer entails harvesting fat from a region of the body such as the abdomen, lateral thighs, inner thighs, or love-handles. Harvesting fat involves injection of numbing fluid into the donor site and removal of fat with a cannula. The fat is then carefully processed to preserve healthy fat cells. It is then transferred to the face in tiny syringes through very small incisions.

Anesthesia

The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or with oral or IV sedation to increase patient comfort.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising usually resolve within a week. Most patients are advised that they can return to work within a few days. Oral narcotic pain medication is very effective. An elastic compression garment is worn around the donor site for several days.

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Fat Grafting FAQ's

What is fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure in which fat is removed from one area of the body and then re-injected into specific areas of the face in order to restore the volume that gives each person a natural, three dimensional, youthful appearance.


Where does the fat come from?

The fat is usually harvested from the abdomen or the outer thighs in a very meticulous fashion that preserves the fat cells to ensure optimal longevity.


How long do the results from fat grafting last?

This is a very good question. While the results of fat grafting can vary from patient to patient, most patients see a dramatic improvement for years and, hopefully, permanently.


Do I need multiple rounds of injections?

Dr. Miller has seen remarkable improvement in volume enhancement in many of his patients after a single procedure. Some patients may metabolize the fat to a greater degree than others and require a second round of fat grafting.


How does fat differ from other fillers?

Fat is a fantastic option for volume replacement because it comes from your own body. This eliminates the risk of allergic reaction. Fat is also known to have much greater longevity than other fillers as well. Another benefit of fat is that it is very effective a globally rejuvenating the face and provides a nice balance to all regions of the face.


Am I a candidate for fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a great option for patients looking for a very natural, global rejuvenation of the face. It is very effective at eliminating the hollowed, gaunt appearance in the cheeks and around the eyes that occurs during the aging process.


Can fat grafting be combined with other procedures?

Fat grafting can be performed as an isolated procedure, or it can be combined with other procedures. Dr. Miller performs fat grafting in most of his facelift procedures and finds that it is a tremendous supplement to the enhancement provided by the lift.


How long does a fat grafting procedure take?

Fat grafting typically takes about 1-2 hours to perform.


What type of anesthesia is used?

Dr. Miller typically performs the procedure using local anesthesia with oral sedation although, at the patient’s request, IV sedation can be used.


How long does it take to recover?

Patients may experience some minor discomfort after the procedure, although this typically resolves quickly. Bruising and swelling are variable but are greatly improved within one week. In Dr. Miller’s experience, patients find the minor discomfort well worth fantastic results.

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Additional Procedures

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What People Are Saying

"I could no longer stand how my jawline was meshing in with my neck forming this double chin. I finally got it fixed after years of comtemplation. My healing time was quick and I’m very satisfied with the results."
- Michael T.

    Before and After Photos

Fat Grafting

As the face ages, the natural fat pads begin to sag and shrink. This often results in a hollow, sunken appearance. Fat loss is mostly noticed around the eyes and in the cheeks. Patients often notice deep circles and bags under their eyes as the natural cheek fat shrinks and sags. By replacing the fat, these processes can be reversed.

Replacing volume is integral to restoring a youthful look to the face. Volume replacement has been around for years with temporary fillers and volumizers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Artefill, and Sculptra.

At Miller Cosmetics, we also offer Autologous (from your own body) fat transfer as another effective technique for restoring a more youthful, 3-dimensional look to the face. Fat transplantation has developed into what many consider the ideal soft tissue filler.

One of the most frequently asked questions is how to determine which part of the body to harvest the fat from. Dr. Miller performs a thorough evaluation before determining where to harvest fat. Some of the factors he takes into consideration include:

  • • Which region of your body has the most healthy looking fat
  • • Where are the tiny incision sites going to be best concealed
  • • Have you had any previous liposuction procedures
  • • What areas are you most comfortable with

Typically, the abdomen and thigh are the most common donor areas.

Candidates

The typical candidate for fat transplantation includes:

  • • A patient undergoing a facelift who needs volume replenishment in order to restore a more 3-dimensional appearance.
  • • Patients who are not quite ready for a facelift but shows signs of volume depletion around their eyes, cheeks, chin, jaw-line and temples.
  • • Patients with signs of aging in the face who are having liposuction performed and would like to use the healthy fat cells to improve the look of their face.

Physical attributes that benefit from fat grafting:

  • • Circles under the eyes
  • • Sunken appearance of the eyes
  • • Small Cheeks
  • • Hollow, sagging, or sunken cheeks
  • • Deep tear trough crease underneath the eyes
  • • Deep creases above the lips
  • • Small lips
  • • Underprojected chin

Procedure

Fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed without incisions and leaves no post-surgical scars. It requires much less downtime than traditional surgical procedures.

Fat transfer entails harvesting fat from a region of the body such as the abdomen, lateral thighs, inner thighs, or love-handles. Harvesting fat involves injection of numbing fluid into the donor site and removal of fat with a cannula. The fat is then carefully processed to preserve healthy fat cells. It is then transferred to the face in tiny syringes through very small incisions.

Anesthesia

The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or with oral or IV sedation to increase patient comfort.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising usually resolve within a week. Most patients are advised that they can return to work within a few days. Oral narcotic pain medication is very effective. An elastic compression garment is worn around the donor site for several days.

Hide Info

Fat Grafting FAQ's

What is fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure in which fat is removed from one area of the body and then re-injected into specific areas of the face in order to restore the volume that gives each person a natural, three dimensional, youthful appearance.


Where does the fat come from?

The fat is usually harvested from the abdomen or the outer thighs in a very meticulous fashion that preserves the fat cells to ensure optimal longevity.


How long do the results from fat grafting last?

This is a very good question. While the results of fat grafting can vary from patient to patient, most patients see a dramatic improvement for years and, hopefully, permanently.


Do I need multiple rounds of injections?

Dr. Miller has seen remarkable improvement in volume enhancement in many of his patients after a single procedure. Some patients may metabolize the fat to a greater degree than others and require a second round of fat grafting.


How does fat differ from other fillers?

Fat is a fantastic option for volume replacement because it comes from your own body. This eliminates the risk of allergic reaction. Fat is also known to have much greater longevity than other fillers as well. Another benefit of fat is that it is very effective a globally rejuvenating the face and provides a nice balance to all regions of the face.


Am I a candidate for fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a great option for patients looking for a very natural, global rejuvenation of the face. It is very effective at eliminating the hollowed, gaunt appearance in the cheeks and around the eyes that occurs during the aging process.


Can fat grafting be combined with other procedures?

Fat grafting can be performed as an isolated procedure, or it can be combined with other procedures. Dr. Miller performs fat grafting in most of his facelift procedures and finds that it is a tremendous supplement to the enhancement provided by the lift.


How long does a fat grafting procedure take?

Fat grafting typically takes about 1-2 hours to perform.


What type of anesthesia is used?

Dr. Miller typically performs the procedure using local anesthesia with oral sedation although, at the patient’s request, IV sedation can be used.


How long does it take to recover?

Patients may experience some minor discomfort after the procedure, although this typically resolves quickly. Bruising and swelling are variable but are greatly improved within one week. In Dr. Miller’s experience, patients find the minor discomfort well worth fantastic results.

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Additional Procedures

Fat transfer is often done in combination with other procedures including…

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What People Are Saying

"Dr. Miller is so professional but the thing I loved most is how honest he was in my consultation. No false promises. This was my second facelift and the results were amazing. I would say that he understated rather than overstated and I appreciate that more than I can say. It looks very natural. I feel as though the staff here is more like family. Love all of you! Many thanks."
- Judy W.

    Before and After Photos

Fat Grafting

As the face ages, the natural fat pads begin to sag and shrink. This often results in a hollow, sunken appearance. Fat loss is mostly noticed around the eyes and in the cheeks. Patients often notice deep circles and bags under their eyes as the natural cheek fat shrinks and sags. By replacing the fat, these processes can be reversed.

Replacing volume is integral to restoring a youthful look to the face. Volume replacement has been around for years with temporary fillers and volumizers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Artefill, and Sculptra.

At Miller Cosmetics, we also offer Autologous (from your own body) fat transfer as another effective technique for restoring a more youthful, 3-dimensional look to the face. Fat transplantation has developed into what many consider the ideal soft tissue filler.

One of the most frequently asked questions is how to determine which part of the body to harvest the fat from. Dr. Miller performs a thorough evaluation before determining where to harvest fat. Some of the factors he takes into consideration include:

  • • Which region of your body has the most healthy looking fat
  • • Where are the tiny incision sites going to be best concealed
  • • Have you had any previous liposuction procedures
  • • What areas are you most comfortable with

Typically, the abdomen and thigh are the most common donor areas.

Candidates

The typical candidate for fat transplantation includes:

  • • A patient undergoing a facelift who needs volume replenishment in order to restore a more 3-dimensional appearance.
  • • Patients who are not quite ready for a facelift but shows signs of volume depletion around their eyes, cheeks, chin, jaw-line and temples.
  • • Patients with signs of aging in the face who are having liposuction performed and would like to use the healthy fat cells to improve the look of their face.

Physical attributes that benefit from fat grafting:

  • • Circles under the eyes
  • • Sunken appearance of the eyes
  • • Small Cheeks
  • • Hollow, sagging, or sunken cheeks
  • • Deep tear trough crease underneath the eyes
  • • Deep creases above the lips
  • • Small lips
  • • Underprojected chin

Procedure

Fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed without incisions and leaves no post-surgical scars. It requires much less downtime than traditional surgical procedures.

Fat transfer entails harvesting fat from a region of the body such as the abdomen, lateral thighs, inner thighs, or love-handles. Harvesting fat involves injection of numbing fluid into the donor site and removal of fat with a cannula. The fat is then carefully processed to preserve healthy fat cells. It is then transferred to the face in tiny syringes through very small incisions.

Anesthesia

The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or with oral or IV sedation to increase patient comfort.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising usually resolve within a week. Most patients are advised that they can return to work within a few days. Oral narcotic pain medication is very effective. An elastic compression garment is worn around the donor site for several days.

Hide Info

Fat Grafting FAQ's

What is fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure in which fat is removed from one area of the body and then re-injected into specific areas of the face in order to restore the volume that gives each person a natural, three dimensional, youthful appearance.


Where does the fat come from?

The fat is usually harvested from the abdomen or the outer thighs in a very meticulous fashion that preserves the fat cells to ensure optimal longevity.


How long do the results from fat grafting last?

This is a very good question. While the results of fat grafting can vary from patient to patient, most patients see a dramatic improvement for years and, hopefully, permanently.


Do I need multiple rounds of injections?

Dr. Miller has seen remarkable improvement in volume enhancement in many of his patients after a single procedure. Some patients may metabolize the fat to a greater degree than others and require a second round of fat grafting.


How does fat differ from other fillers?

Fat is a fantastic option for volume replacement because it comes from your own body. This eliminates the risk of allergic reaction. Fat is also known to have much greater longevity than other fillers as well. Another benefit of fat is that it is very effective a globally rejuvenating the face and provides a nice balance to all regions of the face.


Am I a candidate for fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a great option for patients looking for a very natural, global rejuvenation of the face. It is very effective at eliminating the hollowed, gaunt appearance in the cheeks and around the eyes that occurs during the aging process.


Can fat grafting be combined with other procedures?

Fat grafting can be performed as an isolated procedure, or it can be combined with other procedures. Dr. Miller performs fat grafting in most of his facelift procedures and finds that it is a tremendous supplement to the enhancement provided by the lift.


How long does a fat grafting procedure take?

Fat grafting typically takes about 1-2 hours to perform.


What type of anesthesia is used?

Dr. Miller typically performs the procedure using local anesthesia with oral sedation although, at the patient’s request, IV sedation can be used.


How long does it take to recover?

Patients may experience some minor discomfort after the procedure, although this typically resolves quickly. Bruising and swelling are variable but are greatly improved within one week. In Dr. Miller’s experience, patients find the minor discomfort well worth fantastic results.

Hide Info

Additional Procedures

Fat transfer is often done in combination with other procedures including…

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What People Are Saying

"I’m very happy with my lower body LipoSculpting procedure. My metabolism and exercise habits just couldn’t get rid of these stubborn fat deposits. I attend lots of functions for charity and work and now my body just looks great in these dresses. Thank you very much Dr. Miller!"
- Anita C.