Fat Transfer

Facial Fat Transfer in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV

You know that fat that you’ve been dieting and exercising to get rid of for years? Well, it turns out that unwanted fat is the perfect filler for those pesky lines and wrinkles that have appeared on your face due to age. During a Facial fat transfer, also referred as fat grafting, Dr. Himansu Shah takes excess fat from places on your body like your thighs and abdomen where it’s not necessarily wanted, purifies it, and then transfers it to areas of the face that are in need of volume.

At Signature Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Himansu Shah offers patients a natural way to restore facial volume and correct visible signs of aging using fat from their own bodies. Dr. Shah and our team of experts are committed to helping patients both from Las Vegas and beyond find their radiance and self-confidence again through aesthetic surgery and medicine.

Interested in learning more about what facial fat transfer in Las Vegas can do for you? Call (702) 684-5502 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah and learn more about Las Vegas facial fat transfer! Our offices are located in Henderson and Las Vegas, and we proudly serve cosmetic surgery patients visiting from all over Nevada and beyond.

What Is a Facial Fat Transfer?

A facial fat transfer is a facial rejuvenation treatment that harvests excess fat cells from the abdomen, hips, thighs, or flanks via liposuction and reintroduces them into areas of the face that have lost volume due to age. This is also called an autologous fat transfer as the fat cells are grafted from your own body, so there is very little chance of an allergic reaction or the body rejecting the treatment. It also ensures your results will be natural-looking and long-lasting. The most common areas of the face that people request facial fat transfer are the cheeks, the jawline, the lips, and around the eyes.

Choose Dr. Shah for Your Facial Fat Transfer

At Signature Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, it’s our mission to provide patients with the ultimate professionalism and respect. We understand that the decision to pursue an aesthetic surgery of any caliber is a deeply personal choice, and we ensure our patient’s comfort by providing time and prioritizing patient education so that they’re as prepared for their procedure as we are. We value our patients’ time by taking care of them from the moment they arrive at our office, seeing them for their consultation, answering their questions and addressing their concerns, and finally, seeing them post-operatively and on their way to recovery.

Patients in the Las Vegas and Henderson area choose Dr. Shah for his talented aesthetic eye, professionalism, and down-to-earth manner. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with previous experience in general surgery, making him exceptionally well equipped to handle any simple or complex situation.

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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Himansu Shah M.D., F.A.C.S.

In Dr. Shah’s capable hands, the options are almost endless. From surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, Brazilian butt lift and Breast Augmentation, Dr. Shah can  deliver the results you’ve always desired with a simple trip to the office.

What Are the Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting?

One of the most significant benefits of facial fat grafting is how beautiful and natural the results turn out. Rather than using synthetic gels or implants, in this method, the fat being transferred is from your own body. This means a lower risk of infection and no risk of your body rejecting the augmentation as a foreign substance.

Your face isn’t the only part of your body that benefits from a facial fat transfer. Facial fat grafting allows you to remove fat from troublesome areas, contouring your ideal physique. The only stipulation is that you have adequate fat for the procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shah will help you determine if you have enough fat to be removed from your troublesome regions.

Another benefit of facial fat transfer is it provides similar benefits to a facelift without the surgical recovery time. You can go back to your daily routine the same day as your treatment, even if you have large parts of your face augmented with facial fat transfer, such as your cheeks. Keep in mind that you may need to avoid strenuous activities for a few days after your treatment to allow the fat to settle into its proper place. We also recommend sleeping elevated on your back to ensure the fat remains in place.

The results of facial fat transfer are long-lasting. It takes about six months for the healthy fat cells injected into your face to establish a blood supply and become permanent. However, once this occurs, the results are relatively permanent. By maintaining a healthy weight, you should have no need for follow-up treatments. It is important to keep in mind that not all the fat injected into the skin will “take” necessarily, which is why Dr. Shah will inject a little extra fat into the treatment area. By the end of six months, you should have the beautiful results you want.

The Facial Fat Transfer Procedure

Dr. Shah will begin by taking small samples of fat from different areas of your body such as the thighs, abdomen, or flanks. This fat is then purified  to ensure only the best of the fat remains. Once the fat is purified, it is injected into the parts of your face where volume is needed most. This can be done as an individual procedure, or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, like Botox® or dermal fillers.

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Are You a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

During your initial consultation, we will help you determine whether you’re a good candidate for facial fat transfer. There are several things you should consider when deciding if this is the right anti-aging treatment for you. First, you must be in good health. Second, you must have enough fat to transfer from another area of your body. Third, you will need to have realistic expectations surrounding your results. Lastly, it’s important that you commit to a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking and protecting your skin and results from the sun and other harmful elements by wearing sun protection and protective clothing.

Take the First Step Toward Looking Younger Today!

Get more information about facial fat transfer by scheduling your consultation with Signature Plastic Surgery today! Call (702) 684-5502 or complete our contact form below to reach our office. Our practice is located in Henderson and serves the Las Vegas area.