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In addition to performing facial fat grafting during a face lift procedure, facial fat grafting is often performed in patients with early signs of aging who are not ready for a facelift and it is also performed years after having a facelift to maintain a more youthful appearance as people continue to age. Additionally, facial fat grafting is often performed in Dr. Leber’s office taking less than one hour, utilizing local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure with little pain or discomfort and minimal downtime. Once the fat is removed, the injections into the face are quick and painless. Facial fat grafting can last many years for some patients before any sort of touch-up is needed. This procedure offers natural results, without the need for regular maintenance treatments like dermal fillers. This has made facial fat grafting one of the most effective and versatile procedures for the facial rejuvenation expert, Beverly Hills trained Scottsdale plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Leber.
Improvement of the lower lid cheek junction with facial fat grafting was first reported in the American literature by Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD in 1986. Dr. Leber learned the finer details of these techniques during his advanced aesthetic surgery fellowship in Beverly Hills in 1999. His experience with Dr. Ellenbogen also known as the “father of fat grafting”, allowed him to incorporate and perfect facial fat grafting well before it became a standard technique for facial rejuvenation. This procedure uses fat removed from one area of the body, such as the hips or thighs, and places it strategically into areas of the face where it will provide natural volume and smooth away creases. Additionally, there is skin rejuvenation benefits derived from the stem cells in the fat graft. Facial fat grafting has taken the place of injectable dermal fillers for some patients, due to its dual benefits and long-lasting results. This has made facial fat grafting one of the most effective and versatile procedures for the facial rejuvenation expert, Beverly Hills trained Scottsdale plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Leber. If facial fat grafting sounds like the right procedure for you, please contact his office to schedule a personal consultation.