Dr. Shermak has helped many Baltimore Facial Fat Transfer patients. Please read more about what to expect from the procedure below.
What is Facial Fat Transfer?
As we age, fat disappears and descends in the face, leading to a deflated appearance. The fullness of the cheek drops, elongating the lower lid and accentuating creasing of the face. Fat may be transferred from the abdomen, back or thighs to fill in lines and creases of the face and around the mouth, or to provide more volume around the eyes and cheek. Fat transfer is also a great solution for addressing facial asymmetry.
Who is a good candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?
Good candidates for Facial Fat Transfer are men and women who have deflation and wrinkles of the face, lax and/or irregular skin texture, and poorly defined neck and jawline. This applies to individuals with aging or significant weight loss. This procedure may be combined with Facelift, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, and Neck Liposuction to rejuvenate the entire face and neck. During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve your desired result.
What is the recovery like for Facial Fat Transfer?
Surgery tends to be performed as an outpatient. You may experience temporary swelling, numbness, and bruising that respond well to head elevation, ice packs and Arnica Montana herbal supplementation. Most resume regular activities and return to work within a week, and swelling may take up to a month to resolve.
The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore Facial Fat Transfer patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, Facelift and Neck Liposuction patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about the other facial enhancement procedures offered.
We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-616-3000 to schedule your personal, complimentary consultation today.