Facial Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting in Baton Rouge, LA

While the effects of aging are inevitable, facial fat grafting can help turn back the hands of time and improve your self-esteem. With natural-looking results, facial fat grafting aims to refresh your youthful appearance and revitalize skin by reducing the look of wrinkles and restoring lost volume. As an experienced Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Robyn Daugherty uses her talents to help her patients achieve outstanding results. 

Read on to learn more about the best facial fat grafting in Baton Rouge, LA, then contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! At our location in Baton Rouge, we welcome plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients from throughout Louisiana.

What Is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, fat injection, or facial fat rejuvenation, can accomplish many of the same effects as dermal fillers, but the procedure is more involved.

First, Dr. Daugherty harvests fat from a donor area like the following using liposuction

  • Flanks
  • Inner thigh
  • Abdomen 
  • Buttocks

After carefully processing and purifying the harvested fat, Dr. Daugherty will inject the healthy cells into the targeted facial areas. 

Following facial fat grafting, the fat must reestablish its blood supply to ensure survival. Approximately 60-75%of the grafted fat will survive in its new location. Some patients may require multiple fat transfer grafts to achieve desired results. 

Typically, facial fat grafting can refresh the undereye area, restore lost volume to cheeks, and enhance lips. Dr. Daugherty often recommends combining this procedure with other facial rejuvenation solutions, such as a facelift or brow lift.

What Are the Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting?

All facial rejuvenation procedures aim to make you look younger and healthier. Facial fat grafting restores lost volume, but it also improves skin’s tone and texture by using your body fat – not a synthetic product – to create results. Facial fat grafting creates a more youthful-looking appearance by:

  • Restoring lost volume and fullness to the cheeks Softening creases
  • Smoothing wrinkles like parentheses and marionette lines
  • Diminishing scars
  • Redefining the chin and jawline
  • Correcting hollowed areas at the temples and under the eyes
  • Improvement in the donor area due to fat reduction.
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Contact Us Today

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience conducting procedures of the breast, body, and face. She is committed to improving and enriching her patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daugherty invites you to meet with her for a friendly and informative consultation to learn more about your goals and discuss your treatment options.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

Typically, candidates for Baton Rouge facial fat grafting include patients who are in overall good mental and physical health and are looking to enhance their appearance. Most successful fat grafting results require skin that is resilient enough to bounce back from liposuction in the donor area. Dr. Daugherty recommends facial fat grafting candidates:

  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be at a healthy, stable weight
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit before surgery
  • Not be pregnant or nursing 
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the surgical risks

What Can I Expect During a Baton Rouge Facial Fat Grafting Procedure?

Dr. Daugherty customizes facial fat grafting plans for each patient’s optimal results. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Check-In and Anesthesia
Plan to arrive about an hour before your procedure. After our team has welcomed you and checked you in, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, then perform surgical markings. Once you are comfortably under sedation, Dr. Daugherty will begin your procedure.
Facial Fat Grafting Procedure
First, Dr. Daugherty will begin your facial fat grafting procedure by harvesting fat from the donor site via liposuction. Then, she processes and purifies the donor fat before strategically injecting the healthy cells into the areas of your face that need added volume.
Facial Fat Grafting Aftercare
Facial fat grafting is an outpatient procedure, so you will need someone to drive you home. Most patients experience swelling and bruising at the donor and recipient areas; however, these side effects usually resolve in a few days. Depending on the extent of your liposuction, you may need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and help your body adjust to its new contours for approximately two to four weeks. Typically, most of Dr. Daugherty’s fat grafting patients plan on taking one week off from work. After this time, you can resume most typical activities, but avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting until four weeks post-procedure.
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Choosing Dr. Daugherty as Your Facial Fat Grafting Provider

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robyn Daugherty chose plastic surgery because it’s a multidisciplinary field that allows her to combine her artistry and medical expertise. Because she knows how plastic surgery can improve and enrich her patients’ lives, she should be your top choice for the best facial fat grafting in Baton Rouge.

Your Facial Fat Grafting Consultation

Dr. Daugherty understands how valuable your time is. That’s why she maximizes each consultation, focusing on listening to your goals and concerns. She’ll also review the details, risks, and benefits of facial fat grafting procedures and recommend your best options.

During your consultation, Dr. Daugherty will conduct a thorough examination, including:

  • Facial anatomy
  • Available donor sites
  • Medical conditions
  • Previous surgeries or medical treatments
  • Current medications

After providing you with detailed information, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you are comfortable making decisions about your procedure. With high-quality care, compassion, and dedication to each patient, Dr. Daugherty is your choice for exceptional facial fat grafting in Baton Rouge.

Schedule Your Facial Fat Grafting in Baton Rouge Consultation

You’ll love your new appearance and restored self-confidence with long-lasting results from Dr. Robyn Daugherty, one of the best facial fat grafting surgeons in Baton Rouge. Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your facial fat grafting consultation today!

FAQ

Baton Rouge, LA, Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting procedures are extremely individualized, so your total price will depend on your needs and aesthetic goals. Following your consultation, Dr. Daugherty’s team will give you a breakdown of the costs.

Many facial fat grafting patients experience bruising and swelling, but both usually resolve in a few days. If you have a desk job, you’ll likely feel well enough to return to it within a week. However, you may need to avoid strenuous physical activities for two to four weeks.

Following your Baton Rouge facial fat graft, you’ll notice an immediate improvement. Initially, you may experience swelling that temporarily obscures your results. 

Not all the transferred fat will survive the procedure. Three months after your facial fat graft, you should have an accurate assessment of how many of the fat cells have established a blood supply in their new location. 

Typically, facial fat grafting results last several years. Making healthy lifestyle choices to maintain a stable weight and following a skin care regimen may improve your results’ longevity.

Most patients can typically resume most normal activities in approximately two to four weeks. While we ask that you avoid strenuous exercises or activities that elevate your blood pressure for four weeks after your procedure, we encourage you to start taking gentle walks soon after your facial fat graft.

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