Look Younger With a Facial Fat Transfer (Liposuction)
For patients with generally good skin tone in the face and neck, but unwanted fatty deposits, ultrasonic liposuction remains a simple, fast way to improve the contour of the face without a long recovery.
How Are Facial Fat Transfers Performed?
Dr. Wiener of Chicago specializes in using a very low power suction (syringe generated), and specially designed cannulas and needles to specifically target fat deposits in the lower face, jowls, and especially the neck. Through tiny incisions, fatty tissue is broken up, liquefied and removed with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues. Discomfort is minimal and recovery is rapid with several days of mild swelling and light bruising. Results can be significant, with improved contour to the lower face and neck.
What Is Recovery Like After Fat Transfers?
Most of these procedures can be done under local anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Mild swelling is controlled with a light compressive wrap for several days after surgery. Most swelling is gone within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, but some degree of subtle swelling can remain for several months after surgery. Mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral pain medication
Micro-Fat Facial Transfer
It has been a well-known fact for years that your own fat can be harvested and then re-injected into curves of the face to provide a permanent improvement. However, not all fat transfer techniques are created equal, and fat cell survival can be unpredictable.
Dr. Wiener adheres to techniques that have been established to maximize fat cell survival. The gentle harvesting (liposuction is done under low pressure with special canules) and a micro-droplet injection technique are used to preserve fat cell survival.
Where Is The Fat Harvested From?
Fat is harvested from another part of the body such as your abdomen, hips or thighs, then processed and then re-injected. Procedures are done under local anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
“The staff at Dr.Weiner’s office went above and beyond their call of duty. Very friendly, helpful and always a smile on their faces. I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Weiner! He was extremely down to earth, friendly, thorough, intelligent and honest!! I couldn’t be happier with the results! Anyone that is looking for a cosmetic enhancement of any kind, I would 110% refer them to The Art of Plastic Surgery.”
What To Expect During Your First Visit
During an extensive and thorough consultation, Dr. Wiener will discuss the various options available to you to achieve the best possible results. Read more about the facial fat transfer (liposuction) and our other offered services on our blog!