Facial wrinkles and folds are part of the aging process. As the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down and wear out, our faces start sagging and looking older. Fat grafting can be used to reverse the signs of aging and leave the face looking youthful and smooth.
What is fat grafting?
Fat grafting (also called fat transfer or multi level fat grafting – FAMI) plumps up facial features with the patient’s own fat. FAMI is a safe, natural, non-allergenic procedure that is used to add volume to your face. First the doctor will extract fat from a donor site somewhere in your lower body via liposuction and then use it to fill and contour your face. The results of fat transfers last longer than fillers, generally up to 3 years.
FAMI is used to treat the following facial areas:
- Sunken area beneath the eyes
- Jaw line
- Nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
- Forehead creases
- Asymmetrical face
How is this treatment performed?
FAMI procedures are performed in our San Diego dermatology office on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic. Using a small needle attached to a syringe (liposuction cannula), fat is removed from a donor site where you have some excess. Once it is removed, it is then processed and prepared to be injected into your face. Using a needle, the fat is placed just under your skin beneath the wrinkle in the area you want treated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is a good candidate?
Q: When will I see results?
Q: How long do the results last?
Q: What are the benefits as compared to filler injections?
Q: How much downtime is required?
Q: Are the injections painful?
Q: What are the side effects?
Q: How much does a treatment cost?
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Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 943-2113 for more information and to schedule a consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego.
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