Facial Fat Transfer

Facial plastic surgery specialists such as Dr. Michael Boggess recognize that the loss of volume in the face is a key element of the aging process. It’s the reason why dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® products are among the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. For patients who want a natural alternative to fillers, fat transfer treatments at our Nashville, TN, practice are an excellent option.

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

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Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 27 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 50

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyLower BlepharoplastyFat Transfer
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 111 Before & After Left Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 67

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 43 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 62

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 31 Before & After Front | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 62

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 3 Before & After Front | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 63

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftLower BlepharoplastyFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 59 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 64

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 63 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 55

Procedures:Facelift / Reflection LiftFat TransferFractional CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Patient is a 55 year-old female who presented with concerns related to progressive sagging in the jowls and neck and wrinkling of the skin. She had noticed these problems progressively worsening over the past 10 years. She did not like the aging appe... Read More
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 65 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 46

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftFat TransferResults:Patient is a 46 year-old female who presented with concerns related to sagging in the neck and along the jawline, in addition to deepening of the smile lines around the mouth. She had noticed these aging changes slowly progressing over a 2 year period. She decided to schedule a consultatio... Read More

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

How Is Fat Transfer Performed?

The process of removing unwanted fat from one area of your body and using it as a facial filler—which is also called fat grafting—involves 3 steps.

  • First, Dr. Boggess uses liposuction to harvest fat from the lower abdomen or thighs.
  • Second, the fatty tissue is spun in a centrifuge to purify the fat.
  • Third, Dr. Boggess uses a specialized cannula (similar to a syringe) to carefully re-inject the fat in the facial treatment areas.

Dr. Boggess performs autologous fat grafting—using a patient’s own fat for cosmetic purposes—using a local anesthetic with light sedation, with the procedure typically taking about an hour.

Who Can Benefit From Fat Transfer?

Facial aging involves multiple factors. The loss of collagen leads to lax skin, wrinkles develop because of sun exposure and a lifetime of squinting, smiling, and other muscle movements. We also see a progressive loss of fat and bone volume in the face that results in the skin in the midface and lower face drooping. Cheeks flatten out, nasolabial folds become deeper, and marionette lines (extending from the corners of the mouth to the chin) develop.

Treatments such as microneedling can stimulate new collagen production and BOTOX® injections can smooth crow’s feet and worry lines, but fillers are needed to replace lost volume. Synthetic fillers such as JUVÉDERM are effective but using your own fat can actually provide a longer-lasting result that’s equally effective. What’s even more remarkable is that these fat grafts contain regenerative cells that can rejuvenate and repair skin cells, so fat grafts have the ability to create healthy, youthful, glowing skin from the inside out.

Combining Procedures

Women and men with early signs of aging can benefit from a number of nonsurgical treatments to rejuvenate their appearance. Dr. Boggess evaluates each patient during the consultation and offers a customized treatment plan that addresses the concerns described by the patient. Someone who needs fillers, for example, may also benefit from BOTOX injections or laser skin resurfacing. Combining procedures provides comprehensive results in a cost-effective way that patients appreciate.

Dr. Michael Boggess

Dr. Boggess

By focusing exclusively on facial procedures, Dr. Boggess provides patients a level of expertise rarely found at other plastic surgery practices in the Southeast. Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Boggess combines exceptional technical skill with a down-to-earth demeanor that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him.

What Happens After a Fat Transfer Treatment?

The recovery after a fat transfer procedure involves minimal discomfort. The liposuction site will have some bruising and swelling that typically resolves within 1 to 2 weeks. You can also expect some bruising around the injection sites. Most patients return to their normal daily activities within a week. We provide detailed post-op instructions that patients should follow closely.

Start With a Consultation

The first step in learning about what Dr. Boggess can do for you is scheduling a personal consultation. Dr. Boggess is known for taking whatever time is needed to learn about your concerns and expectations and to recommend the procedure or procedures best suited to produce the desired results. You can request a consultation using the online form or call our office at (615) 942-8016 to schedule an appointment.

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