Facial fat grafting (also called fat transfer) can provide a more youthful facial appearance by restoring lost volume associated with aging. Dr. Michael Suzman offers this delicate and specialized cosmetic enhancement to his patients as both an in office procedure and as part of facelift or other cosmetic surgery in the operating room. The common areas with volume loss are the cheeks and temples, as well as the nasolabial folds, jowls, and lips. Similar to facial fillers, fat transfers can be injected into wrinkles and folds to rejuvenate the face, but doesn't require the maintenance of traditional fillers. Results tend to be more natural and certainly more long lasting than fillers. Using highly purified and filtered fat from gentle liposuction, fine injections of fat, known as nano fat, can treat the small wrinkles of the skin and reverse signs of aging and sun damage. This technique is a true revolution in facial aging treatments, and Dr. Suzman has among the most experience in the country with fat and nano fat grafting. The effects of growth factors on the skin are truly impressive.
Facial Fat Grafting Reviews
"Young 50's Woman for TT, Lipo and Facial Fat Transfer - Harrison, NY - Dr Suzman is a true professional and talented surgeon, from the beginning was honest what I should expect, I even got some hand holding when needed with all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend and am thrilled with my results. Also, the outpatient facility staff was incredible, caring and on top of their game, I felt very cared for by the Dr, Heather, the anesthiologist and the staff at surgery center.Unfortunately, the one turn off was the payment staff miscommunicated with me regarding Care Credit options and failed to assist when i realized what she signed me up for. I did not care for the poor follow up and this has tainted my view of my experience. Otherwise 5 STARS ."- T. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2018
"Dr. Suzman and his staff are the best...THE BEST! Michael Suzman is professional, smart, attentive, skilled and listens to all your concerns. Because I was anxious about the procedure, he even took the time to call me the day before my procedure to address any concerns or questions. He has a terrific bedside manner and expert skill. Although I'm only five days post-op, the results are excellent. He has a lovely office and staff that can't do enough for you. I highly recommend getting a consultation, if you have been thinking about doing something, no matter how apprehensive you might be. He will address all your concerns in a clear, concise way and explain step by step what he will do both in consultation and on the day of surgery. You will feel like you're visiting an old friend. He doesn't push procedures or products, but meets you where you are and wants to address the areas of concern, so that you are both comfortable and happy. I trust him implicitly. He has a gentle touch and a lovely, caring disposition. The office staff is caring, helpful, efficient and considerate. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Suzman and his staff. Highly skilled, excellent aesthetic taste and does not overdue or perform anything he knows might not look pleasing. His breath of expertise and ability to connect with people is refreshing and unique in today's world. We are so lucky to have someone of Michael Suzman's expertise in Westchester."- A.C. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
"From the first appointment through all the follow ups it has been an amazing experience. The staff is attentive, courteous, and kind. Dr. Suzman is a great listener who immediately makes you feel at ease. Every detail and any question is explained with expertise. Dr. Suzman made himself readily available after hours for a question. I can't say enough about this wonderful practice!"- C. / Google / Jul 16, 2022
"Dr. Suzman and his staff were amazing!! They all went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable and answered all of my questions."- J.U. / Yelp / Feb 23, 2021
"Dr. Michael Suzman performed a fat transfer to the face, chin augmentation, chin liposuction and scar revision. I was amazed at what I was seeing by the end of the first week post-op. I am now going on the fourth week and extremely pleased. Dr. Michael Suzman did an “awesome” job which actually exceeded my expectations something I believe he has a reputation in doing with his patients. His presence speaks volumes, you know you are in the presence of a plastic surgeon that has character, highly experienced, intelligent, professional, safe, caring and understanding. He walks in the spirit of excellence and has a passion in wanting to do and give his very best. Dr. Michael Suzman truly is an outstanding and exceptional physician that has a very warm and pleasant disposition. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend him and the wonderful staff at Westmed. I had a very rewarding and memorable experience. Thank you, Dr. Suzman, for helping make a dream come true!"- EB / Other / Sep 13, 2017
During the consultation, Dr. Suzman will create a unique treatment plan to achieve the best results that meet each patient’s needs. During surgery, he removes fat by liposuction from selected areas of the body, processes the fat, and then injects the purified donor fat cells into the areas of the face. The procedure is designed to augment the mid-face or cheek bones so that it appears lifted and fuller. It can also be applied to the lower face as well to enhance the lips, chin, and to fill in lower face lines and wrinkles. WESTMED uses the most innovative techniques in handling fat transfers. They inject small amounts of purified fat into different areas of the face at various depths to obtain the highest absorption rate.
During the Surgery
Facial fat grafting with liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under either local or general anesthesia. The amount of time needed for liposuction and facial fat grafting will vary according to several factors, including the amount of fat being removed, the technique used, and the size of the area being treated. The fat is placed into the face through small imperceptible incisions, which results in minimal scarring. The procedure can be performed with other procedures, such as a facelift, necklift, or blepharoplasty. Common areas for donor fat include the abdomen, hips and flanks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- Up to $8,500
Facial Fat transfer FAQs
How Long Will It Take?
The procedure time will vary, depending on how many areas are being treated as well as the volume of fat being removed and injected. Facial fat grafting alone usually takes one hour.
What Type of Anesthesia?
Depending on the patient’s health and anxiety tolerance, facial fat grafting may be performed under local anesthesia and sedation. When combined with other procedures, it is often performed as an outpatient setting in a surgery under general anesthesia.
Facial fat grafting is often combined with other facial procedures such as a facelift, necklift, blepharoplasty, or browlift. There is a limit to how many procedures can be done safely as it relates to surgical recovery, and the amount of time the surgery takes.
Return to Work?
Each patient’s recovery time is different, and depends on how many procedures are performed at the same time. The average return to work for facial fat grafting alone is less than a week.
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