Fat Grafting

With fat grafting, (also called fat transfer) here in Guilford, it is possible to transfer fat from a part of the body with ample fat to another part of the body, often the face, to correct a contour depression. There are many possible applications for this treatment, but the most common is facial fat grafting. Dr. Collins performs fat grafting to the fact on men and women from New Haven to New London and Mystic, CT, and the shoreline areas who want to improve the appearance of sagging, hollowed areas of their faces.

Fat Grafting Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Facelift Case 105 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with facial fat grafting

This patient had a lower face and neck lift with fat grafting. The fat grafts were added to her cheeks and lower eyelid area to fill in the hollows that left a shadow and dark circles under her eyes. Additionally, fat was used in the upper eyelid as lost volume around her eye socket caused a hollow aged appearence. The result is a softer and more... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 59 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Quad bleph with facial fat grafting

This beautiful patient felt that the excess skin in her upper and lower lids were making her look old and haggard. She felt, as so many do, that her looks did not match what she was feeling inside. She wanted something quick and simple to restore some of her youthful looks and she wanted to avoid the operating room. We performed an upper and lower... Read More
Facelift Case 103 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with fat grafting

This patient had a lower face and neck lift with fat grafting to her cheeks and lips. This created a better contour to her neck and smoothed out her jowls. She has a sharper and more youthful jawline as well as an overall improvement in the volume of her face, giving her a younger, fresher and natural look. Read More
Facelift Case 106 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with facial fat grafting

This patient complained of the loose skin in her neck and under her chin. She was unhappy with the jowls that were starting to form as well as the hallows in her upper eye. Dr. Collins performed a deep plane lamellar high SMAS facelift with fat grafting to her cheeks and upper lids to restore her natural youthful beauty. She has restoration of her... Read More
Facelift Case 107 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Deep plane face lift with facial fat grafting

After her own hard work of diet and exercise, this young lady lost a significant amount of weight. This left her with some sagging in her skin and loss of volume in her face. Despite her young age, she underwent a lower face and neck lift with fat grafting to tighten up the skin that had loosened from her weightloss and restore the volume in her... Read More
Fat Grafting Case 71 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Fat grafting to face. Revision facial surgery.

This patient had numerous surgical procedures on her face and eyelids in the past that left her with asymmetry and malposition of her lower eyelids. She had an extended lower lid blepharoplasty with fat grafting to correct her lid position and restore symmetry. The fat grafting softened her nasolabial creases and volume to her cheek region.Blepharoplasty... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 64 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #64

The lower lid and cheek are a cosmetic subunit. This means that sometimes, in order to get optimal results, you have to treat both. In this, the lower lid had excess skin and fat herniation that needed to be addressed with a lower lid blepharoplasty. At the same time, this patient had a loss of fat in her "malaria" region, or cheek. To blend the... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 62 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Brow and eyelid lift with fat grafting

This very nice lady presented because everyone was asking her if she was tired all the time. She felt that her mood did not match her looks and she felt that this was true because of the way her eyes looked. She felt that the hooding over her eyes and the bags underneath were aging her. The upper lid and brow are one cosmetic subunit, just like the... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who Should Get Fat Grafting?

The need for fat grafting is indicated by certain characteristics in the face. If you exhibit conditions such as the following, you may be a candidate:

  • Depressed scars
  • Thin lips
  • Laugh lines
  • Facial creases
  • Hollow areas

Any of these concerns may see improvements in the contour and texture of the skin after the fat grafting procedure.

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What Does Fat Grafting Do?

The procedure can be performed in an office or outpatient plastic surgery center. Local anesthesia is used to numb both sites for liposuction and injection. The fat to be transferred can be harvested from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or arms. Using a low-pressure syringe or liposuction cannula, a small amount of fat is removed. Before the injection, the fat is purified and prepared. The fat is then injected into the facial tissues where wrinkle correction or augmentation is desired.

After Fat Grafting: What to Expect

You should expect some swelling, bruising and redness in both the donor and recipient sites in the first few days of recovery. Dr. Collins will provide instructions about how to care for the bandages that are applied to the injection site. The duration of results with fat grafting varies, and Dr. Collins can discuss the expected outcome with you during your visit.

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Related Procedures & Fat Grafting Alternatives

Contour deficiencies are also treatable with dermal filler injectables such as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®. In recent years, these products have become a more popular choice for wrinkle correction and facial contouring by plastic surgeons. However, fat grafting remains a viable and versatile technique for many treatments.

If you’re interested in learning more about fat grafting, contact our office online or call us at (203) 689-5295 to set up your appointment.

Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • This fee is discounted from the cost of surgery if booked within 3 months of the consultation.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is no charge for consultations with our RNs.
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