A different kind of filler – completely natural and permanent.
One of the most common signs of facial aging is the deflation of the smooth contours of the face through fat atrophy. Facial fat grafting can help redefine your facial contours and give your face a more fuller and youthful look. At Subbio Plastic Surgery we offer the best facial fat grafting in Philadelphia to patients who want to restore definition and lost volume to the skin around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline, as well as their neck and hands with lasting benefits.
Dr. Subbio is able to harvest fat from the abdomen or thighs using a special liposuction technique, but instead of discarding it, he uses it to restore the natural facial fullness of youth. Unlike Juvederm and Restylane, this technique is permanent and does not typically need yearly touch ups. If you are worried about the loss of volume and definition of your skin and facial tissue then call us today for the best facial fat grafting Philadelphia has to offer. Dr. Subbio is among the top names in facial fat grafting for patients who want to reduce common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles while also restoring the natural volume of their skin.
Facial fat grafting involves using the process of liposuction as a means of harvesting excess fat from other areas of your body such as your thighs, abdomen, and/or buttocks.
The harvested fat is first treated and then re-injected into your face, neck, or hands to help restore lost volume to these areas. This process can help you achieve a younger look. An additional benefit of facial fat grafting is that the areas from which fat was harvested can become a little trimmer!
If you are looking for the best, long-lasting results from your fat grafting procedure, then Subbio Plastic Surgery is a natural choice.
Dr. Subbio is a leading name in Philadelphia for the latest techniques in cosmetic treatment options. This includes a reputation for the best facial fat grafting Philadelphia has to offer! Our patients trust us to deliver the best results – not just because we say we can, but primarily because our patients have become our biggest and best brand ambassadors.
Through the years, our highly skilled and experienced surgeon, Dr. Christian Subbio has helped hundreds of patients achieve their physical and beauty goals. So why wait any longer? Give us a call today and set up a consultation with our expert surgeon Dr. Subbio for your life-changing facial fat grafting treatment.
“My experience with Dr. Subbio was fabulous! As a 52-year-old first-timer for ANY cosmetic assistance, I was extremely nervous. Dr. Subbio and his staff not only put my mind at ease, but their work is meticulous.” - Satisfied Patient
Dr. Subbio is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery. However, the reason why Dr. Subbio is among the most sought after cosmetic surgeons is because he cares about his patients and is 100% dedicated to delivering only impeccable results. If he feels facial fat grafting might not yield the desired results, he will frank and honest. Dr. Subbio is a perfectionist – as evidenced by his meticulous attention to detail and the need to meet patient expectations every single time. His primary area of focus will always be your comfort and delivering on your expectations.
If you have any of the following, Facial Fat Grafting might be a good choice for you:
If you want to get rid of lines and wrinkles on the face or neck, or if you have sunken areas in the face or neck, sagging cheeks or jowls, thin lips, aging hands, and under-eye troughs, then you can be an acceptable candidate for facial fat grafting.
Absolutely! During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will ask you what bothers you about the way you look. Then, he’ll tell you if Facial Fat Grafting is recommended or if another procedure might be a better option for you. He will then tell you what you can expect from your chosen procedure. He’ll even hand-draw you a projected result right in the office!
No. The Liposuction can be done using local anesthesia and sedation, while the Facial Fat Grafting can be done using numbing cream on the areas that will receive the injections.
The whole procedure of liposuction and facial fat grafting can take up to 1-2 hours, depending upon the patient.
First, Liposuction is used to remove excess fat from an area of your lower body that you and Dr. Subbio have agreed upon. A small incision is made, and a tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is attached to a suction device that removes the fat.
If the incision is large enough, it will be sutured. In many cases, however, the incision is small enough that only a bandage is required.
The fat is then treated, filtered, and purified using a centrifuge. A numbing cream is applied to the targeted areas of the face, neck, and/or hands. The fat is then injected into these areas to restore the lost volume.
The anesthesia will prevent you from feeling pain. The facial injections might sting a bit, however. All surgeries involve some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off.
Most people find that the discomfort after Liposuction and Facial Fat Grafting is minimal, and we’ll give you pain medication to help you get through your recovery as easy as possible. Plus, you can text or call Dr. Subbio at any time with your questions!
Facial fat grafting is an outpatient procedure and does not require hospitalization. You will, however, need someone to drive you back home.
You might experience some swelling and some degree of tightness from where the fat was harvested for a few days after the procedure. In some patients, there might be slight bruising at the liposuction and facial fat injection sites – these will, however, fade away quickly. To aid in healing, Dr. Subbio advises his Philadelphia Facial Fat Grafting patients to wear a compression garment for a few weeks in the areas where liposuction has been performed.
We ask that you refrain from strenuous exercise for about a month.
You will see results right away, but some of the fat may be absorbed in the weeks following your injections.
We think there are several reasons! Here are just a few:
He gives all of his patients his cell phone number. He’ll call you the night after your surgery to check on you, as well as the next morning. And he’ll make sure your recovery is as comfortable as possible.
He’s a trained artist, and you’re his canvas. It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.
He’s fun! He likes to joke with his patients and put them at ease. Plus, we maintain a small office where we treat our patients like a part of the family.
He won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. He’d rather lose your business than sign you up for a procedure he isn’t 100% behind. And if he thinks you need a surgery or treatment he doesn’t offer, he’ll recommend a different surgeon for you.
Fat grafting and dermal fillers work much the same way in that they restore lost volume, creating a more youthful appearance.
While dermal fillers rarely result in an allergic reaction, you’re guaranteed to have no reaction to your own fat. For this reason, more and more people are opting for Facial Fat Grafting, especially those who also wish to have Liposuction on the lower body.
Some of the fat that is injected will be re-absorbed by the body. This is not the case with dermal fillers. Dr. Subbio takes this difference into account when determining the amount of fat to inject in order to correct your particular signs of aging.
For a few weeks, you can expect some swelling and a feeling of tightness where the fat was removed. You will wear a compression garment during these weeks in the areas where liposuction has been performed.
You will probably experience some mild bruising in the areas where Liposuction was performed. Some patients also have slight bruising around the facial fat grafting sites as well. These bruises should go away quickly.
There will be small scars at the Liposuction incision sites, but the incisions are very small and in discreet areas. They will also fade and become smoother over time. You won’t have facial scars.
The results of Facial Fat Grafting are long-lasting, but the aging process continues. For this reason, a subsequent procedure may be necessary after a period of years.
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In our office, you will be treated like a part of our family. It’s a relaxing, pressure-free haven where you can feel comfortable to ask all of your questions. We think you’ll sense immediately that we care as much about your safety and your beautiful results as you do. Contact us today for a consultation, and find out why Dr. Subbio has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons in Philadelphia.