Facial Fat Grafting

In Ottawa

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Facial Fat Grafting


Are you looking to reduce facial wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin to its youthful shape and volume? Plump up smile lines and crow’s feet, alleviate forehead wrinkles, and round out hollowed cheeks with facial fat rejuvenation, also known as autologous fat transplantation. This is a process where we use fat from other parts of your body as a natural filler.

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What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial Fat Grafting is a cutting-edge cosmetic procedure that matches the precision of sculpting with the natural beauty of your own harvested fat to rejuvenate and restore volume to the face. Facial fat is key to maintaining a healthy, youthful, and refreshed appearance, which is why when there is weight loss in the body, it can also mean significant weight loss in the face, especially when influenced by medications like Ozempic. Depending on your age, genetics, and weight, patients can have different physical results with this volume loss. When there is facial fat loss, it can lead to a prematurely aged, tired, or gaunt appearance.

Facial Fat Grafting involves a two-step process. First, excess fat is delicately harvested via liposuction from areas of abundance (typically from the abdomen, flanks, or thighs) to create a more harmonious facial balance. Then, this purified fat is skillfully injected into targeted facial regions, providing a natural and lasting enhancement. Like Dermal Fillers, the fat is then precisely transferred to the facial fat compartments as discussed with your plastic surgeon.

Facial Fat Grafting in Ottawa is customized for each patient to rejuvenate and refresh the face, with typical areas of treatment including:

  • Cheeks
  • Tear-troughs
  • Temples
  • Upper eyelids
  • Lips
  • Chin

What are the benefits of Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial Fat Grafting in Ottawa offers many benefits, making it a sought-after procedure for those seeking a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Some key advantages include:

  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting and permanent results. Unlike dermal filler,
  • fat grafts are your natural tissue
  • Creates facial harmony
  • Customized enhancement
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Improved facial contours
  • Enhanced skin texture

Who are the best candidates for the Facial Fat Grafting procedure?

Both males and females with facial fat loss can benefit from Facial Fat Grafting. Ideal candidates for an Ottawa Facial Fat Grafting procedure typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Desire for natural-looking results
  • Healthy fat reserves for harvesting
  • Concerns about volume loss or facial asymmetry
  • Realistic expectations
  • Commitment to the recovery process

First steps of a Facial Fat Grafting

What’s the first step?

The first step to experiencing the benefits of Facial Fat Grafting starts by scheduling a personalized consultation at Ottawa Plastic Surgery. During this initial meeting, you will discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any questions or concerns you may have with either Dr. Silverman,  Dr. Frank, or Dr. Cormier, who will assess your candidacy, explain the procedure in detail, and collaborate with you to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique facial needs.

What to expect on the day of Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting is performed under general anesthesia. First, fat is harvested from another area of your body using a liposuction cannula (a thin metal tube). Fat can be taken from your abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or love handles.

Once purified, the fat is injected into the areas of the face using a small puncture. Common areas include lips, cheeks, chin, under the eye, around the mouth, and jawline. The punctures are minimally visible once healed.

Because this is a transfer of natural material from your own body, there is a small amount of fat reabsorbed. This reabsorption occurs over the 6-8 weeks following surgery, and your surgeon will inject an increased amount of fat to account for this, though occasionally a second fat grafting session may be required for optimal results.

Facial Fat Grafting recovery

You are usually able to resume regular activities on the day of your treatment, depending on the amount of fat that was harvested from donor sites. You will be swollen and bruised at the donor and injection sites. You can expect the bruising to subside in a couple of days, and for the swelling to go down completely in 2-4 weeks. Avoid wearing makeup for at least a day post-surgery.

Facial Fat Grafting Cost

How much does Facial Fat Grafting cost in Ottawa, ON?

The cost of Facial Fat Grafting in Ottawa can vary based on factors like the extent of the procedure and individualized treatment plans. To determine the precise cost and explore financing options, it’s best to schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning plastic surgeons and have them create your procedure plan. Once this is done, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a full cost breakdown.

Why Choose Ottawa Plastic Surgery?

Ottawa Plastic Surgery is the only clinic in Ottawa that specializes solely in aesthetic surgery and we are proud to offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for breast, body, and face. Our plastic surgeons and team of aesthetic experts provide an exceptional level of care during your entire experience by practicing a patient-first approach. Led by Dr. Howard Silverman, a certified member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Plastic Surgery, practices client-focused care that is founded on the principle that patients feel understood and cared for, weaving this belief into our practice every step of the way.


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