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Pensacola Facial Fat Injections and Fat Grafting

Facial aging is the result of several factors including loss of facial soft tissue volume.  As we age, we often develop a hollowing of the face and experience deflation of the apples of our cheeks.  Fat injections can be used to restore this fullness and soften wrinkles to truly refine the face and set back the clock.  Fat injections have become very popular in recent years.  As soft tissue fillers have become commonly used, many patients have sought a more permanent solution.  By using their own tissue, the portion of the fat that "takes" is permanent.  Another advantage of using fat to restore facial volume is that the fat is removed from places you don't want it.  Areas of concern throughout the body can be treated with liposuction to harvest the fat which is then carefully prepared and injected into the face.  What could be better than a beautiful face and a smaller waist all with one procedure?  Facial fat grafting can also be used as the perfect complement to a facelift or other facial aesthetic procedures.

Reasons for considering Facial Fat Injections in Pensacola

  • Correction of deep and unattractive wrinkles
  • Restoration of lost volume and correction of the atrophy associated with natural aging
  • Regain the apples of your cheeks
  • Correct facial hollowing
  • Improve thin lips
  • Fill deep facial wrinkles and folds

The Facial Fat Injection Procedure by your Pensacola Plastic Surgeon

You will be able to go home the same day as your facial fat injections unless performed with other procedures such as a facelift.  The procedure is done in two steps.   First, the troublesome fat is removed from the body part of your choosing.  A highly specialized technique is used to harvest the fat to preserve the integrity of the fat cells and allow them to survive once transplanted to the face.  In the second stage, the fat is prepared and purified.  Then, it is strategically injected precisely into the areas of the face where volume is needed.  Dr. Shaddix takes great care to ensure that the new facial contour is natural and doesn't appear "done."  The fat is injected through very small incisions completely hidden within the base of the nose and corners of the mouth. 

Recovery following Facial Fat Injections in Pensacola

The recovery is generally fairly quick.  A week of rest is advised, though you may return to work within a few days.  There will likely be some bruising of both the face and the areas where the fat was harvested which resolves over the course of a few days.  You may need to wear a compression garment to get the best result from the area of the body that underwent liposuction. You will have mild discomfort after surgery which can be well controlled with the medication prescribed by Dr. Shaddix.  As with all surgery at Shaddix Plastic Surgery, you will given detailed before and after surgery instructions, and Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.   

To find out if you are a good candidate for facial fat injections or fat grafting in Pensacola, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Gulf Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (850) 476-7100.




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