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When Fat Is Good: The Art of The Contoura Fat Transfer Procedure

Brookes Pittman, APRN | 10/15/2017

When Fat Is Good: The Art of The Contoura Fat Transfer Procedure | Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“All fat is bad” may be a slogan that you live by, but it's good to know that not all fat is created equal. For instance, although you may want to get rid of the fat around your thighs and belly, the last thing you want to do is lose the fat that's stored in your face. Fat in combination with collagen is what adds volume to your cheeks and helps you look more youthful. As your face ages, however, it starts to show symptoms of volume loss which may make your skin look deflated. With a fat transfer procedure, our doctors at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery can restore fat to your face and give you that “baby faced” youthful appearance you've been striving for.

What Is the Contoura Fat Transfer Difference?

The Contoura Fat Transfer procedure is different than other fat grafting procedures. Although there are distinct similarities between Contoura and other fat grafting procedures, there is one unique difference: our technique. The main problem with traditional structural fat grafting is that patients complain of bumps, irregularities, or a lack of longevity. However, with the Contoura fat transfer procedure, patients get more cohesive results that last longer.

What Is It Used For?

One of the distinct benefits of The Contoura Fat Transfer procedure is that it can be used to treat a variety of cosmetic concerns including:

  • Sagging jowl appearance
  • Volume loss to the upper eyelids
  • Deep crease of the chin below the lips
  • Downward lines from the corner of the nose (nasolabial lines)
  • Downward lines from the corner of the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Hollowing Temples
  • Hollow under eye areas (tear trough area)
  • Flattened cheeks

What Is Recovery Like?

Sometimes patients elect to have other procedures done in conjunction with the Contoura Fat Transfer, which will then typically lengthen their recovery time. If it is done alone, however, recovery is virtually non-existent, and patients can return to their daily activities almost immediately.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about a fat transfer procedure or to schedule a consultation at our Ponte Vedra Beach office, please call (904) 686-8020


Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville

Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.

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