Facial Fat Grafting at a Glance
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your experience may vary.
Dr. Michael Ablavsky
Ablavsky Plastic Surgery
19222 Stonehue Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: (210) 942-6672
Monday–Friday : 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Facial Fat Grafting
Long-Lasting Results With Fat Grafting
If you’ve been thinking about getting dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® to replenish volume to areas such as under the eyes, around the mouth, cheeks, chin, or lips, you may want to consider a technique that uses your own fat as a filler. Dr. Michael Ablavsky performs the procedure, called autologous fat grafting or fat transfer, at his San Antonio, TX, practice.
Facial Fat Grafting
Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
What Are the Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting?
Dermal filler injections are one of the most popular anti-wrinkle, and volume replenishing, treatments performed in the U.S. The results produced by most hyaluronic acid fillers, however, last up to 9-12 months. Using a patient’s own fat as a filler can produce results that last for years. Many patients also like the idea of using their own fat to smooth wrinkles, restore youthful facial shape, volume, or enhance lips.
Dr. Ablavsky is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon whose patients trust him for beautiful, natural-looking results from face, breast, and body procedures. He listens closely to his patients' concerns and takes the time to answer their questions with honesty and compassion.Meet Dr. Ablavsky Request Your Consultation
I highly recommend Dr. Ablavsky for any plastic surgery procedure.K.C.
How Is Facial Fat Grafting Performed?
Fat grafting is a 3-step process:
Dr. Ablavsky harvests fat from an area of the body, such as the abdomen, or thighs, using liposuction.
Fatty tissue extracted with liposuction is then processed to separate the fat cells from impurities such as blood. The process is designed to minimize damage to the fat while optimizing its viability.
Using a specialized syringe called a cannula, Dr. Ablavsky strategically injects the fat into the treatment area. Because a fraction of the fat does not survive, he injects more than is needed.
How Long Is Recovery After Facial Fat Grafting?
One of the key differences between dermal fillers and facial fat grafting is the recovery time. Filler injections don’t require any downtime. Fat grafting, on the other hand, requires about 1 to 2 weeks of recovery so the area where the liposuction was performed can heal, and swelling at the injection site can subside. The amount of time depends on the extent of the liposuction/fat injection and how quickly a patient normally heals.
How Much Does Facial Fat Grafting Cost in San Antonio?
The cost of facial fat grafting varies depending on the area or areas treated. At our practice, a facial fat grafting procedure starts at $2,745 – $4,305 per area. At our San Antonio plastic surgery practice, we provide patients with detailed price quotes after their free consultations.