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Facial Fat Transfer in Palo Alto: Also Serving San Jose and the Bay Area

Facial fat grafting allows a patient to use their own fat for this purpose, which offers a natural and safe alternative.  

What is facial fat grafting?

Facial fat transfer is a surgical procedure in which fat is removed from an area of the body where it is unwanted (typically the stomach or thighs), then purified and injected into the face. Its purpose is to fill folds, wrinkles, and lines, and to provide volume in areas where it is needed—such as sunken areas around the eyes, hollow cheeks, and even scars.

Key benefits

  • Beautiful, natural looking and feeling results
  • No risk of allergic reaction
  • Long-lasting results
  • Removes fat from unwanted area
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Provides wrinkle reduction
  • Significant volume restoration
  • Nothing foreign introduced to the body

Facial fat grafting procedure details

The first step of facial fat transfer in the Bay Area is liposuction, which may be performed under either local or general anesthesia, depending on how much fat will be needed. Liposuction requires small incisions near the donor site, and these incisions heal well with barely visible scarring. Once the appropriate amount of fat has been removed from the donor site, it will be purified using a centrifuge and placed within a syringe so that it can be injected. The liposuction incisions will be sutured and dressed. Dr. Hessler will then administer the injections into the areas of the face that need volume. 

Is facial fat grafting right for you?

If you’re interested in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area and you’re interested in facial fat transfer, you may be an excellent candidate. You’ll need to:

  • Be in good health
  • Have sufficient fat to use
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have realistic expectations

Recovery 

Most facial fat transfer patients return to work within about a week. During recovery time, it is common to experience some swelling and bruising at the injection sites. Bandages will need to be kept on the donor site where the fat was removed for a few days. It is important for those considering facial fat transfer in San Jose to be aware that results become gradually visible, not immediately.

Hessler Plastic Surgery for facial fat transfer in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

Jill Hessler, MD is an award-winning, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in the Bay Area. Recognized as a national and local leader in her field, Dr. Hessler currently serves as Chair of the Women on the Facial Plastic Surgery committee at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Under her guidance, Hessler Plastic Surgery is a facility where patients receive nothing but the absolute best in patient care and results. Jill Hessler, MD is an award-winning, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in the Bay area. Recognized as a national and local leader in her field, Dr. Hessler currently serves as Chair of the Women on the Facial Plastic Surgery committee at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Under her guidance, Hessler Plastic Surgery is a facility where patients receive nothing but the absolute best in patient care and results.

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