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Fat Transfer

Fat grafting is another way to fill facial features, add volume, and rejuvenate the face. And, it uses the patient’s own fat.

The fat used for the fat transfer is extracted from parts of your body like the abdomen or thighs and then injected into another area that requires plumping. Since the fat is your own, a significant portion of the fat becomes permanent, thereby eliminating the need for constant re-injections, as with other materials.

How much does a fat transfer cost?

A fat transfer procedure starts at $5,500.

How long does it take to recover from a fat transfer?

Patients usually recover within a week after fat transfer surgery.

How long does the fat transfer procedure take?

The fat transfer procedure typically takes up to three hours.

How long does a fat transfer last?

Usually the results of a fat transfer last around five years.

When will I be able to see results from a fat transfer?

You should see results from a fat transfer 1-3 months after the surgery.

Fat grafting by itself is not a new procedure. However, the technique that Dr. Athré uses is. Traditional fat grafting had the advantages of a possible permanent rejuvenation solution, but had several disadvantages, among which were granuloma formation, lumpiness, a necessity for overcorrection, and a need for the use of large injection cannulas.

Dr. Athré now uses the ALMI technique and is one of the few surgeons in Houston and in Texas to do so. This technique uses the same fat harvesting technique. However, the fat is then micronized and reconstituted with PRP (platelet rich plasma). The combo material can be injected in much the same way as Restylane® or Juvederm® through tiny needles. This technique reduces many of the complications seen in older techniques, such as irregular contours and lumpiness. Finally, the initial results of this technique show that the additional volume can last for longer than five years!

The combo material can also be used for hair regrowth and many other uses because of the stem cells in the combo material and the regenerative power of this combo material.

*Individual results may vary

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Athré Facial Plastics offers a wide range of facial plastic surgery options and non-surgical cosmetic and skincare treatments. Find the right one for you by contacting our office at (281) 557-3223 or by clicking the button below to request a virtual consultation.

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Dr. Athré is one of the few cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston who is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified in Otolaryngology, Head/Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery.

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