Fat Grafting

As we age, we can lose volume and fullness in our face, leading to a gaunt appearance. The effect of gravity as we grow older can cause the fat in our faces to sag.
If you are concerned about flatness in your mid-face, jowls, or deep folds between your cheek and upper lip or under your lower eyelids, facial fat grafting by Dr. Pellegrino may be the solution to restoring your lost volume. Although there are many popular temporary dermal fillers available, fat grafting is a natural alternative to fillers and may provide the result you are looking for.

An overview of fat grafting

At your fat grafting consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will provide a personal evaluation based on your individual loss of volume and areas of concern. He will craft an individualized plan to help you achieve your goals and restore a youthful glow to your face.

Fat grafting is often performed with other coordinating treatments such as a facelift, blepharoplasty, or a neck lift. Dr. Pellegrino is trained in cutting-edge, minimally invasive fat grafting techniques to help you reach your desired, refreshed appearance without looking "overdone."

What concerns can fat grafting correct?

When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, fat grafting will successfully alleviate:
  • A thin or gaunt face
  • Facial asymmetry
  • A flattened midface due to a loss of youthful volume
  • A desire for a more sculpted or chiseled appearance

What to expect during recovery

Facial fat grafting requires fairly minimal downtime. You will likely experience side effects such as mild discomfort and swelling. During your recovery period, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity, rest, and sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling and promote optimal healing. Dr. Pellegrino and his team will be available to provide guidance throughout your recovery period and during your post-operative follow-up appointments.

Is fat grafting right for you?

If you are considering fat grafting, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino to determine whether this procedure will achieve your desired result. Generally, most men and women in good health are candidates for fat grafting if their primary concern is a loss of facial volume or alleviating facial asymmetry. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what fat grafting can accomplish as you prepare for your consultation. Fat grafting will restore a youthful, full look to your skin without the consistent upkeep of dermal fillers. Your end result will be natural, refreshed, and beautiful.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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