It provides the same result as a silicone implant, but with a significantly lower risk of incorrect placement, since fat is easier to shape and contour once implanted. Although cheekbone augmentation can be performed with facial implants, Dr. Motykie prefers to use the fat transfer technique for patients looking to achieve more subtle, natural-looking changes in the midface region. When performing cheekbone augmentation with fat transfer, Dr.
Motykie will use a small, sterile cannula to collect fat from another region of the body (usually the buttocks, abdomen, or thighs). It will purify and sterilize fat in a centrifuge before meticulously injecting very small amounts into the cheeks using a microsyringe that allows you to work with maximum precision and accuracy. To preserve the anonymity and protect the confidentiality of all his patients, Dr. Kolker maintains a full gallery of before and after photographs that can be viewed in the office for fat transfer.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Kolker, he will thoroughly discuss your wishes and expectations for the fat grafting procedure with you. He will carry out a thorough examination of skin-soft tissue relationships, paying special attention to tone, texture, elasticity, depth of folds, wrinkles or depressions, and underlying bone or cartilage support. Dr.
Kolker will carefully help you plan autologous fat grafting or fat transfer techniques, and the combination of cosmetic surgery and fat grafting techniques, which will help you achieve the most natural and desired result. He will carefully review the fat grafting procedure and other plastic surgery procedures that best suit you. Kolker will answer any questions you may have about any step of the fat grafting process. He will carefully help you plan the combination of chin implant or facial implant techniques that will help you achieve the most natural and desired result.
When the fat grafting procedure is used to correct moderate or substantial lines, folds, or areas of deficiency, or in combination with other facial or body contouring procedures, the return to work can range from seven to fourteen days. Swelling is very common after fat transfer or autologous fat grafting and often resolves after two weeks; however, the final results of the fat grafting procedure can take up to 12 weeks to become evident. Light aerobic activity (elliptical, walking, cycling) can resume four to five days after fat grafting, and most strenuous activity starts two to three weeks. Kolker does not finish after the fat grafting procedure; you will see it often during the first few weeks and months after your fat grafting, and he will advise you on all matters of your recovery.
Natural fat makes our faces look fresh and young. In particular, high, full cheeks help define youthful facial contours. But as we age, the fat depletes and the fat pads can descend from their natural position. As a result, the cheeks may begin to look sunken and emaciated, giving us a tired and aged appearance.
Cheekbone implantation (cheekbone augmentation) is a quick, simple and safe procedure that can help replenish lost volume and regain the full, rosy glow of youth. There are a variety of ways to increase cheeks, including temporary dermal fillers, collagen replacements, and autologous fat grafts. Levine will meet with you to discuss techniques that best fit your specific needs. People with loss of fullness in the cheek area, as well as a tired or aging appearance, may be good candidates for this procedure.
He will meet with you to discuss if you are a good candidate for cheekbone augmentation. Cheek augmentation is often combined with a cheek lift for transformative results. Cheek augmentation can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, and eyebrow lift. Levine will discuss with you which procedure or combination of procedures may best suit your specific needs.
He will examine facial structure to assess bone and soft tissue architecture as well as overall facial balance. He will discuss your goals and expectations in detail including possible risks and how best to prepare for surgery. He will tell you what to expect before during and after your procedure and answer any questions you may have. We recommend local or twilight anesthesia for cheekbone augmentation; you will discuss your procedure thoroughly with both doctors Levine and our board certified anesthesiologist to determine the best type of anesthesia for your needs.
Do you suffer from volume loss in your cheeks and face due to aging? At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery we offer facial fat grafts which help improve the appearance of your face. Fat grafting in Tampa FL offers natural long-lasting results for those who want to correct lost volume and reduce signs of aging without resorting to invasive surgery.