Fat Transfer in Houston, TX
Fat grafting offers an exciting alternative to traditional filler materials when considering facial rejuvenation. Dr. Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, restores a younger, more refreshed look to areas of the face by using your natural fat and tissue as the filler material. He has served countless patients in Houston and the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land, and Katy.
What is a Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting or fat transfer is the removal of fat cells from one part of the body and replace them in a more desirable area. Fat grafting has increased in popularity and is most commonly used to fill areas of the body such as breasts, hands, buttocks, and face. Fat grafting to the face is done most commonly to fill the following areas:
- Fill hollowing under-eyes
- Lift and contour cheeks
- Smooth lines around mouth and chin
- Smooth nasolabial folds
- Enhance and plump lips
What Happens During a Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting can be understood in two major parts, first removing fat from a donor site and then replacing that fat into the area to be treated. The donor site is mainly areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, or back. The fat is harvested from one or more of these areas using a small syringe or blunt cannula. The donor fat is purified in a centrifuge, placed into small syringes, and re-injected into the desired area of the face. Dr. Newall is skillful in this procedure and works to achieve natural and beautiful results that do not appear “over-stuffed” or “over-done.”
Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Grafting?
A good candidate for fat grafting is a patient who is between the ages of 30 and 65 and in good general health. In order to accomplish fat transfer, the patient must also have an adequate amount of fat to be used as the donor site. For any aesthetic procedure, a good attitude and realistic expectations are important, too.
Where will the procedure be performed?
Fat grafting is performed at our award-winning ACPS, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), which is the largest private plastic surgery center in Texas. The ACPS exceeds accepted standards for private surgical facilities and is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The ACPS offers four surgical suites, pre-operative consultation suites, and seven comfortable post-operative recovery suites, all staffed with medical professionals handpicked by our surgeons.
How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost?
While cost should not be the final factor on which you base your decision, we understand that it is an important consideration. You should first realize that even though you are considering elective surgery, it is still surgery. Safety must be your surgeon’s highest priority followed by patient satisfaction. At German Newall, MD we work to provide excellent service at a fair price. We feel that an investment in yourself is one of the most important investments that you could ever make; as such, we offer a variety of payment options including financing to help make your aesthetic dreams a reality.
Dr. German Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, focuses on the needs of his patients and assures that you will be met with a caring, dedicated, and experienced staff. If you are considering fat grafting in Houston or the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land and Katy, contact us today to schedule your consultation.