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Facial Fat Transfer in Beverly Hills

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Although our faces tend to lose volume as we age, facial fat transfer – also known as fat grafting – in Beverly Hills allows you to plump your facial features using fat cells from your own body. By harvesting fat from other parts of your body – such as the abdomen, thighs, flanks, or back – and reinjecting it into the face, you can restore fullness to shallow contours, fill facial creases, and create a smoother appearance to facial irregularities or asymmetries. Our facial fat transfer in Beverly Hills at Sykes Plastic Surgery can help you regain a more supple, youthful appearance to your face.

Facial fat transfer artistically contours your facial features to produce a more youthful complexion. Complete our contact form today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Sykes and learn more about a Los Angeles Facial Fat Transfer.

What Is a Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer harvests fat cells from your body, purifies them through a centrifuge, and then artistically reinjects them into your face. Since your own fat is used, there is no risk of an allergic reaction, and the cells are readily available for the body to integrate. With a soft and natural-feeling texture, facial fat transfer can safely enhance the following areas:

  • Lips
  • Nose
  • Tear troughs
  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Facial creases
  • Fine lines
  • Indented scars
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What Is Facial Rejuvenation?

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Benefits of a Facial Fat Transfer Surgery in Los Angeles

  • Facial rejuvenation using your natural fat cells
  • Smooth out deep wrinkles, divots, and indented scars
  • Enhance the shape and size of the nose, chin, cheeks, and lips
  • Restore lost volume in the face
  • Achieve a more youthful complexion
  • Safe and effective

What Happens During Facial Fat Transfer Surgery?

Dr. Sykes begins with the desired anesthesia or sedation to ensure your total comfort throughout the procedure. Fat grafting uses a syringe and a thin, hollow cannula to suction the fat cells out of the donor area. The fat is spun through a centrifuge to separate out blood and damaged cells, leaving only the purified fat, which Dr. Sykes will then delicately and artistically reinject into the targeted facial areas using expert-level precision. The entire procedure can take one to two hours.

Am I A Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer Surgery in Beverly Hills?

Candidates for facial fat transfer are experiencing cosmetic concerns, such as facial volume loss and wrinkles, decreased fullness in their lips, and other irregularities in their complexion. Patients in good physical health with realistic expectations about what the operation can achieve are ideal candidates. During a systematic diagnostic examination, Dr. Sykes will thoroughly evaluate your facial structure and features. He will listen to your aesthetic concerns and give you a sense of the outcome you can expect.

Why Choose Dr. Jonathan Sykes?

Dr. Jonathan Sykes brings an unsurpassed level of expertise and artistry to the field of facial plastic surgery. With over 37 years of experience, he has honed his skills, practicing the most advanced techniques while carefully communicating with his patients to achieve the desired results. In his hands, over 20,000 patients have achieved their goal of looking their best through aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries.

Dr. Sykes has a wealth of knowledge of human anatomy, having worked as a university professor while maintaining an active and busy plastic surgery practice. His gifts of observation and compassionate listening contribute to an individualized approach to your operation tailored to your needs.

Meet Jonathan Sykes, MD

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

A renowned leader and award-winning educator in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Sykes served as the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for over 30 years. He is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world. Having performed live demonstrations of his cutting-edge techniques in over 15 countries, Dr. Sykes received the prestigious William Wright Teaching Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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The Facial Fat Transfer Recovery Process

After your procedure, you may experience bruising, swelling, redness, and tenderness in both the injection sites and the donor area for the first seven to ten days. Cold compresses and prescribed medication can relieve any swelling or discomfort. Dr. Sykes will give you a compression garment to wear over the donor area to aid with healing. He will also ensure you are fully prepared with detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth and easy recovery, including a timeline for when you can return to your daily activities and more strenuous exercise.

When Can I See the Results From My Los Angeles Facial Fat Transfer?

Fat cells can take up to a few months to integrate into your tissues and form their own blood supply, so Dr. Sykes will evaluate your healing progress three months after your procedure. As your body absorbs a percentage of the fat, the remaining cells will become a permanent addition to your face, giving you long-lasting cosmetic enhancement. Generally, approximately 70% of the fat will survive, and Dr. Sykes accounts for this during the process. Most patients see the final result after about six months.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are ready to turn back the clock by restoring lost volume and smoothing your facial skin, call our office today or use our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jonathan Sykes for facial fat transfer in Beverly Hills.