About Contoura Fat Transfer
This day in age, there are several treatments that rejuvenate the contours and fullness of your face; however, fat grafting to the face is increasing in popularity due to its natural-looking outcomes and long-lasting benefits for the skin. Lost volume, often caused by aging, is usually more prominent in the areas around the eyes, jawlines, and cheeks. Fat grafting to the face can be used to decrease some of the more typical signs of aging, and it rebuilds fullness by smoothing lines, wrinkles, and folds throughout your face with your own fatty tissue. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia can skillfully recontour and volumize your face by adding your liposuctioned and purified fat to the desired parts of your face for lasting, beautiful results in a customized procedure he calls the Contoura Fat Transfer. With the Contoura Fat Transfer, you will see both a rejuvenated facial appearance and a more contoured body (where the fat was harvested). To find out more about Contoura Fat Transfer, contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roberto Garcia.
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Contoura Fat Transfer can help if you want to add volume that looks natural to areas of your face. This procedure may improve wrinkles, such as laugh lines, Crow's feet, and smile lines. Grafted fat may also reduce the visibility of acne scars and pitted areas. Contoura Fat Transfer may also enhance your cheeks and lips for a rejuvenated appearance. With results similar to a dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvéderm, a facial fat transfer is a great option if you'd like longer-lasting results. In order to be a candidate for this treatment, you need to have enough extra fat on your body to fulfill your goals.
Contoura Fat Transfer is a two-step surgery that includes liposuction and injection. Since only a minimal amount of fat is needed, Dr. Garcia usually uses twilight or local anesthesia. To start, Dr. Garcia will use liposuction to extract fat, which may be taken from your hips, flanks, or abdomen. When the fat is removed, it will be processed and then placed in syringes. Dr. Garcia uses various techniques and injection angles to provide high immersion rates into your skin, as well as to create evenness. Depending on your treatment plan, fat will be grafted to your lips, cheeks, and/or below your eyes to create volume, as well as to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and facial scars.
What to Expect
Following your fat graft, your liposuction incisions will be closed and you will be monitored in our recovery area. Dr. Garcia or someone on his staff will apply wound coverings and monitor your progress until you are released to be taken home by a friend or family member. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Garcia or a member of his team will give you aftercare instructions and explain ways that you can expedite the healing of your incisions. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled at our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office so Dr. Garcia can assess your healing and results. Recoveries vary, depending on the amount of fat that is taken and where it is taken from, but you should plan to spend a few weeks recovering. At first, you might feel uncomfortable with swelling and bruising of the treatment area(s). You may only see minor improvement initially, but in a few weeks, you will notice dynamic and beautiful results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Contoura Fat Transfer cost?
The cost of your procedure will include fat removal and will vary, depending on the amount of volume being transferred. Following a complete examination, Dr. Garcia will decide how much fat is required to achieve your goals and develop a personalized treatment plan. After all the factors are considered, a member of our team will discuss cost with you. So that your procedure is easier to afford, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Either a facial fat transfer or an injectable wrinkle filler (for example, Restylane and Juvéderm) may correct the visibility of fine lines and static wrinkles while also restoring volume. Although fillers may create beautiful results, a Contoura Fat Transfer lasts longer and looks more natural. If you need help deciding how much volume you want and in which areas, Dr. Garcia might recommend using wrinkle fillers first. As soon as you've decided what you like, Dr. Garcia will schedule a fat transfer for long-lasting results.
Can a Contoura Fat Transfer be combined with another procedure?
A Contoura Fat Transfer can be performed alongside another procedure, like the injection of a wrinkle relaxer (BOTOX) or another facial treatment. A Contoura Fat Transfer can also enhance the results of another cosmetic surgery, increasing volume to improve the balance of your face during a facelift, chin implant, or cheek implants. Speak with Dr. Garcia about your aesthetic goals during your consultation so he can develop a treatment plan with both nonsurgical and surgical procedures to help you reach all of your goals.
How long does the Contoura Fat Transfer procedure take?
How long it will take to complete your procedure will depend on the amount of fat being taken, plus the volume required to reach your goals. When your plan is developed during your initial consultation, Dr. Garcia will discuss what you can expect, for example, how long it will take. Dr. Garcia takes his time carefully injecting even layers of fat with advanced techniques so your outcomes are natural.
Which areas of the face can be improved with fat transfer?
Fat grafting may be used in several areas to increase volume or decrease lines. A Contoura Fat Transfer is ideal to augment the mid-face so that the area looks lifted and fuller without surgery. Additionally, fat may also be used to add volume to your upper and/or lower lips. You can also use fat grafting to improve the sunken or hollow under-eye areas. A Contoura Fat Transfer may also correct scars and wrinkles (Marionette lines or brow furrows). Dr. Garcia will develop your personal treatment plan to focus on your needs and cosmetic goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
Contoura Fat Transfer is an incredible way to add volume, even out fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance your natural beauty. If you dream about a more youthful, radiant look with a short recovery, we invite you to find out more about Contoura Fat Transfer at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery and find out how it can help you meet your aesthetic goals. It's an exciting choice for individuals who want a natural improvement and long-lasting results. Contact our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL practice right away to set up your appointment with Dr. Garcia for this state-of-the-art procedure.
Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery is located in Ponte Vedra Beach but is proud to serve patients from St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and all of Northeast Florida.
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