Surgical Procedures


The Art of Fat Transfer


Unveil the rejuvenating potential of facial fat transfer, an innovative procedure that blends natural allure with revitalization. Dr. Jason Champagne leverages your body’s own fat to fill, contour, and refresh facial areas that have lost volume or definition. By carefully extracting fat from plentiful regions and repositioning it to facial zones in need of enhancement, this method achieves a dual advantage: sculpting your figure while rejuvenating your face. Perfect for those desiring a youthful look without artificial substances, facial fat transfer promises enduring outcomes that harmoniously age with you. Concentrating on replenishing facial volume, from cheekbones to under-eyes, Dr. Champagne’s personalized technique delivers results that embody natural elegance. Begin your transformation towards a more youthful visage with the lasting beauty of facial fat transfer.

The Ultimate Natural Fill

Aging often leads to facial atrophy, causing features to sag and appear deflated. As a natural alternative to injectable fillers, utilizing your own body fat can effectively smooth and volumize facial areas, offering a rejuvenated, youthful look. Excess fat can be harvested from areas like the abdomen and hips, then meticulously transferred to restore volume in places like the cheeks and temples that have diminished over time.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer?

  • Individuals experiencing flattening or hollowing of the cheeks and/or temples.
  • Those with thin lips or lips that have diminished in volume over time.
  • People noticing deep wrinkles around the mouth.
  • Anyone with volume loss under the eyes contributing to a fatigued look.
  • Individuals with excess fat in the abdomen or hips suitable for transfer.
  • Those in good physical health with realistic goals and expectations.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Your journey to rejuvenation begins with a thorough consultation. Dr. Champagne will conduct a comprehensive review of your medical history and perform a physical examination. He will discuss your current and past medical conditions, medications, surgeries, and any allergies to medications. Dr. Champagne will evaluate and measure facial areas for symmetry and balance, and take photographs for your medical record. He will discuss your motivations for seeking a fat transfer and set realistic expectations for the outcome. Utilizing computer imaging with your photos, he will simulate potential results. Dr. Champagne will also explain the procedure’s safety and comfort, detailing both in-office and operating room settings. This step is crucial for crafting a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and desired outcomes.

Preparing for a Fat Transfer Procedure

Preparation is key to a successful fat transfer. Depending on individual health factors, certain preoperative tests may be required. Dr. Champagne advises all patients to undergo any necessary preoperative tests discussed during your consultation. It is crucial, especially for smokers, to quit smoking before the surgery to enhance healing and reduce surgical risks. Additionally, patients will be guided to avoid specific medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that can increase bleeding. Plans for post-operative care, including arrangements for transportation and overnight stay, will also be discussed to ensure a comfortable recovery.

Recovery Insights

Facial swelling and bruising generally subside within two weeks, and mineral makeup can cover any residual bruising. Fat is harvested from the abdomen or hips through minimal incisions, with dissolvable sutures closing the sites. Expect mild to moderate bruising and soreness at the fat donor site, which typically resolves within 7 to 10 days.

Other Beneficial Procedures

Complementary procedures that enhance results are lower facelift, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and midface lift for comprehensive rejuvenation. Botox injections and laser skin resurfacing for finishing touches.

Dr. Jason Champagne Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon

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