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Facial Fat Grafting Kansas City

Facial Fat Grafting Kansas CityFat grafting can be used to correct skin depressions, minimize forehead wrinkles or enhance the lips, and can augment your facial features without using any synthetic materials. An added benefit of this procedure is that donor fat can be taken from troubled areas elsewhere in your body. At Kansas City Surgical Arts, we have provided numerous men and women with amazing results from their fat grafting in Kansas City and can do the same for you.

Who can benefit from facial fat grafting?

The best candidates for facial fat grafting are healthy and possess realistic expectations. Facial fat grafting can be used to treat:

  • Facial creases and folds
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Laugh lines
  • Thin lips

After facial fat grafting, your face will appear smoother and the targeted treatment areas will have a fuller, more youthful contour. You can also anticipate improved facial balance.

Donor fat may be liposuctioned from troubled areas that have an abundant amount of fat like the hips, thighs, abdomen, arms, or buttocks.

What to expect during your facial fat grafting

Prior to your procedure, the donor locations are marked for fat removal. These areas are cleansed and small incisions are made in hidden locations. A liposuction cannula or low-pressure syringe is then inserted into the incisions. The fat is carefully withdrawn, followed by incision closure. This fat is then purified and prepared for re-injection.

The recipient sites on the face are marked and cleansed. Fat is injected into these areas at varying depths to form an entire grid of injected fat. Massage may be used at the end of treatment to ensure even distribution.


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After your treatment

After fat grafting, standard dressings, tape, and compression garments are applied to the treatment area to help minimize swelling and provide support during the recovery process. A specific massage program will be advised for the recovery period to ensure a smooth and even appearance.

Though some swelling and bruising are likely after the procedure, the over-the-counter pain medication should be sufficient to manage discomfort. Swelling and bruising should resolve after 2-3 weeks. Some fat is usually absorbed naturally by the body, so the injection sites may be slightly over-filled at first to compensate for this effect. Our team will provide you with a list of post-operative instructions to help make your recovery as easy and quick as possible.

Understanding the risks of facial fat grafting

Fat grafting eliminates many risks because it is performed using your body’s own fat cells. As with any surgery, facial fat grafting still carries a degree of risk. Potential complications include infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, and changes in sensitivity. Your consultation will include a medical assessment and a discussion of how you can minimize your risk of complications.

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Facial Fat Grafting Cost and Payment Options

The exact cost of your facial fat grafting procedure will be based on several factors like the amount number of areas being treated, the amount of fat needed to be harvested, and the amount of work required to provide you with your ideal results. At Kansas City Surgical Arts, we do offer financing options. Our team can go over the financing and payment options available to you during your consultation.

If you’re ready to take the next step

If you’re interested in learning more about facial fat grafting, contact Kansas City Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation for your fat grafting in Kansas City. During your consultation we will be happy to show you facial fat grafting photos, and discuss your financing options, recovery time, and other important details. Our team is dedicated to providing all of our patients with the personalized aesthetic results they deserve.

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