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Fat grafting – Men

Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in Palm Beach specializing in fat grafting surgery. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Fat grating is used in the face as a more natural replacement to injectable synthetic fillers. The goal of fat grafting is to enhance shape and volume to the face. It is typically used to augment the cheek and lip volume. It is also frequently used to soften wrinkles and prominent facial folds, creating a more youthful appearance.

What can fat grafting correct

Facial folds and wrinkles

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissues droop and crease marked facial folds and wrinkles. Fat grafting softens the appearance of the folds and wrinkles.

Loss of facial volume and droopy skin

Aging also leads to loss of fat and overall volume in the face. Fat grafting surgery replaces this lost fat in the face regions (cheeks, cheekbone, eyes), creating a more full and youth full appearance. Many times this increase in facial fat from grafting can also lead to improvement in facial skin droop.

Facial folds and wrinkles

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissues droop and crease marked facial folds and wrinkles. Fat grafting softens the appearance of the folds and wrinkles.

Loss of facial volume and droopy skin

Aging also leads to loss of fat and overall volume in the face. Fat grafting surgery replaces this lost fat in the face regions (cheeks, cheekbone, eyes), creating a more full and youth full appearance. Many times this increase in facial fat from grafting can also lead to improvement in facial skin droop.

Facial folds and wrinkles

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissues droop and crease marked facial folds and wrinkles. Fat grafting softens the appearance of the folds and wrinkles.

What can fat grafting correct

Facial folds and wrinkles

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissues droop and crease marked facial folds and wrinkles. Fat grafting softens the appearance of the folds and wrinkles.

Loss of facial volume and droopy skin

Aging also leads to loss of fat and overall volume in the face. Fat grafting surgery replaces this lost fat in the face regions (cheeks, cheekbone, eyes), creating a more full and youth full appearance. Many times this increase in facial fat from grafting can also lead to improvement in facial skin droop.

Facial folds and wrinkles

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissues droop and crease marked facial folds and wrinkles. Fat grafting softens the appearance of the folds and wrinkles.

Loss of facial volume and droopy skin

Aging also leads to loss of fat and overall volume in the face. Fat grafting surgery replaces this lost fat in the face regions (cheeks, cheekbone, eyes), creating a more full and youth full appearance. Many times this increase in facial fat from grafting can also lead to improvement in facial skin droop.

Facial folds and wrinkles

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissues droop and crease marked facial folds and wrinkles. Fat grafting softens the appearance of the folds and wrinkles.

Fat grafting procedure

Dr. Rueda has no preferred area of the body to take the fat from. The scientific studies have not shown any fat being superior for facial enhancement. Dr. Rueda prefers to work with the patient and select an area of the body where fat removal may provide some cosmetic benefit. After processed, the fat is placed in syringes and injected with the help of specialized cannulas in the desired location. The majority of the injected fat incorporates into the body as living fat cells and gain and loose weight with the patient.

Cannula Entry Site

Made and hidden in the desired area of excess fatty tissue.

Areas Corrected

Nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, eye area, other facial folds.

Cannula Entry Site

Made and hidden in the nasolabial folds, lip folds, or other facial folds.

Areas Corrected

Nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, eye area, other facial folds.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. Most patients are actually surprised at having less pain than they expected. There is swelling and bruising for the first 5-7 in both the donor site and face. No bandage is applied in the face; a small bandage is applied in the donor site and kept for 5-7 days. Ice packs and head elevation are encouraged to reduce swelling.

Most patients generally return to work in 1 week. Exercise is not allowed until 3 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of a fat grafting varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your fat grafting

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for fat grafting. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best fat grafting Palm Beach can offer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Patients with facial folds, loss of facial fat volume, and thin lips are all good candidates. In your consultation with Dr. Rueda your case is individually analyzed and the best recommendation is made.

Most patients seeking fat grafting surgery are between 40-70 years of age. However, this procedure can create great improvements in facial volume in patients of all ages.

They type of anesthesia is highly dependent on the patient. Most of these procedure are performed with local anesthesia and sedation, however, some patients have it done comfortably under local anesthetic.

Your fat grafting surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.

Yes! In fact many patients choose to have their fat grafting surgery along with facelift surgery. It can be combined safely and with great results.

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