Fat Transplant

Fat transplant can enhance facial definition by adding natural-looking volume using your own fat cells. Dr. Brandow offers facial fat grafting to improve facial features and reduce the signs of aging.

The natural course of aging inevitably results in a loss of facial fullness and firmness over time, leading to an older-looking facial profile. Fat transfer is a long-lasting facial rejuvenation treatment that can restore youthfulness to the upper, mid and lower face. Your natural fat is taken from another area of the body, such as the buttocks or abdomen, and injected into the face to smooth wrinkles or improve contours.

Dr. Brandow is a leading fat transfer surgeon who can create graceful, younger-looking definition around the brows, eyes, cheeks, mouth, lips, chin and jaw line with less healing time than traditional facial surgery techniques. The Brandow Clinic offers facial fat grafting for Philadelphia and New Jersey Shore patients.


Who is a Candidate for Fat Transfer In Philadelphia?

  • If you have facial wrinkles or fine lines.
  • If you would like to add volume to facial hollows or gaunt cheeks.
  • If you want to enhance the jaw line and improve chin definition.
  • If you want to improve lip size and shape.

Intended Fat Grafting Result

Fat transplant is unique in that it can slim and sculpt the body while also adding smooth, natural-looking definition to areas of the face. Fat transfer results are long-lasting. Unlike cosmetic fillers, which provide temporary enhancements to facial volume, fat grafting uses your natural fat cells for long-lasting rejuvenation.


Fat Transplant Procedure Description

Fat transfer surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure requiring either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Fat transplant combines liposuction and facial rejuvenation techniques to achieve a comprehensive result. First, a donor location with an ample amount of fat is chosen; some popular donor sites include the midsection, buttocks and thighs. Dr. Brandow will then extract excess fat from the donor area using liposuction. These fat cells are carefully prepared for reinjection.

Your natural fat is then injected into the face. Dr. Brandow can smooth fine lines, wrinkles and furrows using fat grafting. Additionally, fat transplant surgery can add definition to the cheeks and jawline for a firmer-looking facial profile.


Recuperation and Healing from Fat Transfer Surgery

Fat transfer patients are given specific post-care instructions to follow to help aid in recovery. Oral medications can be prescribed to minimize discomfort for the first few weeks. Moderate swelling and bruising can be expected to last for a few weeks; this is dependent on the extent of your fat transplant treatment. Since facial fat grafting is a combination procedure, patients can expect both the donor location and treatment site to be tender for the initial days following your procedure. Fat grafting patients can begin to see results within a month of treatment, with full results being seen after a few months. The Philadelphia and Jersey Shore areas provide numerous recuperation centers to assist your fat transfer recovery.


Other Options to Enhance Facial Fat Grafting

Fat transplant surgery can complement a variety of other facial rejuvenation techniques, including a Facelift, Neck Lift, Eyelid Surgery and Chin Implants. Different types of facial surgery can be performed together to further enhance facial definition and achieve younger-looking contours. Dr. Brandow can advise which cosmetic treatments will best accomplish your procedure goals during your fat transfer consultation at our Philadelphia / Jersey Shore offices.


Insurance Guidelines

Fat grafting is typically considered a cosmetic procedure that is not covered by insurance. Fat transplant patients are fully responsible for payment of this treatment.


Notes on Getting a Fat Transplant in Philadelphia

Both the risks and suitability of undergoing fat transfer surgery can only be fully determined at the time of your fat grafting consultation. Every surgery carries some degree of risk. Occasionally, minor complications may occur that do not affect the outcome of your surgery. Major complications are unusual and considered rare.