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Fat Grafting in New York City

Losing fat is not always as good as it sounds—especially when it’s lost from critical areas of your face. Believe it or not, a little fat goes a long way in making your face appear full and youthful, but as it decreases with age, you can be left with wrinkles and gaunt contours. With facial fat grafting, our team of New York cosmetic surgeons can reduce the signs of aging by transferring fat cells to the face from an area of the body where you don’t need (or want) the excess fat.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?

The professionals at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts are dedicated to providing you with safe and beautiful results from our highly customizable procedures. From the time you walk through our office doors, you can feel confident that you will be given the care and attention you deserve.

We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have so we can adequately address your concerns.

What Are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is performed on women and men to:

  • Restore volume to the face
  • Achieve a younger-looking facial contour
  • Create a slimmer appearance (as the fat must come from your body)

Am I a Candidate for Fat Grafting?

Both men and women benefit from the revitalizing results of the fat grafting procedure. By re-injecting your fat cells, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim can add natural-looking fullness throughout the face. We can also make very detailed improvements to your nasolabial folds, eliminating the wrinkles and tiny lines that appear from the corners of the mouth to the nose. These simple changes will drastically improve your self-confidence and restore your youthful glow.

Fat grafting is also highly successful in correcting imperfections from acne and other forms of facial scarring. Candidates for fat grafting are in generally good health, do not smoke, and have enough fat on their body to take from.

What Is Discussed During My Fat Grafting Consultation?

Fat grafting is a customizable procedure that works to achieve your goals and desires. A consultation with your surgeon at New Look New Life is essential to achieving your perfect look. During your initial consultation, Dr. Karlinksy or Dr. Kim will:

  • Review your medical history
  • Discuss your goals for the procedure
  • Evaluate your skin and face
  • Take photos
  • Explain your options
  • Develop a surgical plan

If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from fat grafting, please contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is performed to provide men and women with a full face and youthful contours. The procedure often takes one and a half to two hours to complete. To personalize your fat grafting, you have many options as to where the fat is taken from.

How Is Facial Fat Transfer Performed?

Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim will perform your fat grafting in-office at our Manhattan location. Only topical and local anesthetics are needed at the site where the fat will be harvested and on the face where it will be added.

Small amounts of fat are removed from one part of the body—often the abdomen—and then purified before being injected into specific areas of the face. Dr. Karlinsky has extensive experience with fat grafting and other facial filler procedures—always paying expert attention to evenly smoothing the fat as it is being injected.

What Areas of the Body Can Fat Be Harvested From?

While fat is most commonly harvested from the abdomen, some patients benefit from having fat taken from the thighs or buttocks.

Can I Combine My Fat Grafting With a Facelift?

Many patients undergoing facelift surgery to address deep wrinkles and sagging are also interested in restoring volume for an even more dramatic enhancement. Fat grafting can be combined with facelift surgery to provide men and women with a full, youthful appearance.

What Are Your Concerns?

What Will My Fat Grafting Recovery Be Like?

Recovery from fat transfer is nearly painless. You may experience slight discomfort in the areas where fat was removed or added, but this is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Any swelling or bruising will subside in a week or two.

Is Fat Grafting Painful?

Since your fat grafting procedure is performed using anesthesia, you will not experience any pain.

Will My Fat Grafting Leave Scars?

Thankfully, no significant incisions are needed to perform fat grafting. There will be very minor incisions made at the fat-harvesting site (as it uses liposuction techniques), but these heal very well and are most often inconspicuous. There are no incisions made at the fat injection site. Therefore, you will be left with your desired results and no scarring.

What Does Fat Grafting Cost in New York?

The cost of facial fat grafting will vary between patients depending on the amount of correction needed and the number of treatment areas. During your initial consultation with one of our surgeons, all details of this affordable facial enhancement procedure will be explained.

We also offer financing options through CareCredit® to help assist you in paying for your fat grafting.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is a New York cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinksy-Bellini give our office a call today at one of our two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Grafting?

When will I see my facial fat grafting results?

Fat grafting results are immediate. Just after the procedure, your enhancements may appear slightly larger or fuller than you anticipated. As your surgeon will explain, fat transfer requires the injection of slightly more volume than desired to allow for the body’s natural absorption during healing. This will resolve itself naturally as your face heals and the swelling subsides, resulting in the enhancement you hoped for.

How soon can I have fat grafting?

You can schedule your fat grafting appointment after you are confirmed as a candidate at your initial consultation.

How should I prepare for fat grafting?

Very little preparation is needed for facial fat transfer, but smoking must be avoided for the month surrounding the procedure.

How long does facial fat transfer last?

Unlike synthetic facial fillers, facial improvements with fat injections can last for years. Depending on the degree of enhancements, some patients require several injections to achieve optimal results.

What are the alternatives to facial fat transfer?

Patients who prefer synthetic facial fillers are in good hands at New Look New Life. Our New York cosmetic surgeons are highly experienced in the use of a full range of facial enhancement injectables and fillers, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Restylane™, Radiesse®, and Restylane®, and will help you choose the product that’s right for you.

Fat grafting can also be performed at the same time as a facelift or mini facelift surgery.

Can fat be transferred to any other areas of the body?

For some patients, fat transfer can add volume to the buttocks or breasts for a more natural butt or breast enlargement.

Fat transfer is used as part of a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) and can be utilized for fat transfer breast augmentation.

What are the risks associated with fat grafting?

Since fat transfer involves the use of your fat cells, side effects are very minimal. As with other cosmetic procedures, the risk of bleeding or infection is possible. Your body will naturally reabsorb some of the fat cells, so it is possible to experience uneven results. These are easily corrected with a brief follow-up procedure.

Ready to schedule your Fat Grafting consultation?

We would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call at (646) 559-2854 to schedule a private Fat Grafting consultation. New Look New Life has two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester).