Fat Transfer in Phoenix, AZ
Those living in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona who have facial areas that appear creased and sunken no longer have a reason to worry. They can turn to board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC for fat transfer in the face to give them a fuller, healthier appearance.
What Are Fat Transfers?
During a fat transfer, your doctor takes the fat from one part of your body, such as your stomach or thighs, and injects it into your face. Once injected, the fat can fill in a variety of indentations, from laugh lines to crow’s feet to acne scars and more. The doctor can even graft the fat into specific places in order to reduce the lines between the nose and the mouth, eliminate the wrinkles in your forehead or counteract sunken or depressed areas of the skin. The procedure is a relatively quick one, generally taking less than four hours and can be fully recovered from in under two weeks.
Benefits of Fat Transfers
Fat transfers are becoming a very popular cosmetic procedure, not only to correct facial issues, but also for other reasons. Here are some of the most compelling benefits of a facial fat transfer:
- Whereas other facial corrective procedures use dermal fillers, fat transfers use fat from your own body, which is less likely to have negative side effects.
- The procedure is completely safe and provides natural results that will last.
- The surgery is non-invasive.
- It reduces wrinkles, laugh lines, sunken cheeks, acne scars and a variety of other facial and body issues.
What Is the Procedure for a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer treatment takes place over several appointments with Dr. Taghizadeh. During your consultation, he will discuss with you the best place to remove excess fat from your body. Then, you’ll schedule an appointment a few weeks before your surgery to talk about the details of the process and ensure that you understand your recovery.
Dr. Taghizadeh uses an injection that allows you to stay awake and alert as he removes the fat, but you will not feel any pain or discomfort. He applies a needle which is connected to a liposuction machine to gently extract fat from your body. Dr. Taghizadeh places the material in a separate container for later use. He may also run the fat through a purifying centrifuge.
After removing the fat from the designated spots, Dr. Taghizadeh will make a small injection in your facial skin and insert the material. These cells work similar to a skin graft, attaching themselves and forming a healthy, natural bond that plumps and lifts the skin.
Fat Transfer Recovery
After the fat transfer procedure, you may notice some swelling and slight discomfort. Dr. Taghizadeh will send you home with medications that will help with symptoms. A fat transfer patient will usually spend the first three to four days resting in a horizontal position. Some patients report decreased appetite and some find physical activities to be painful. The discomfort typically dissipates after a few days and within two weeks you will likely return to work and your normal daily routine.
How Much Does a Fat Transfer Cost in Phoenix?
Most insurance companies consider plastic surgery to be an elective procedure and do not offer coverage for these procedures; a fat transfer is usually excluded from policies. In order to make fat transfer and other plastic surgeries financially accessible and affordable, Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, accepts cash, check and credit cards. In addition, financing is offered through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. If you have any questions about the fat transfer procedure, recovery, costs or financing options at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, please give us a call.
Is a Fat Transfer Right for Me?
How do you know if you’re a good candidate for a fat transfer? First, you must be generally healthy and want to improve your overall facial appearance in a natural way. If you want to fill in your face for a rejuvenated appearance, contact Dr. Taghizadeh for a consultation. He’ll explain the process to you and how it can make the skin on your face plumper and smoother, helping to make lines and indentations disappear. He’ll help you determine whether or not there’s a suitable fat deposit on your body to take from and show you how the procedure is performed.
What to Expect During Your Fat Transfer Consultation
During your private consultation, Dr. Taghizadeh will examine you and discuss the details of a potential fat transfer, including determining whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. He may recommend spreading the process out over the course of multiple treatments.
For patients seeking fat transfer injections, board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, provides safe, effective, fat transfer injections for interested patients in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.