What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that involves harvesting fat from one area of the body, purifying it, and then injecting it into specific areas of the face. This technique restores lost volume, smooths wrinkles, and enhances facial contours, creating a natural and rejuvenated appearance.

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Fat Grafting Before & After

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Why See Dr. Glynn Bolitho for Facial Fat Grafting?

Dr. Bolitho is a skilled physician who isn’t satisfied until his client gets the desired, natural-looking outcome. His experience and dedication to results show in every procedure.

  • Over 20 years of experience 
  • Board-certified in plastic surgery four times over
  • Operating suite meets stringent safety and quality standards
  • Only the highest standards for patient safety and care
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What this Process Can Do for You

Facial fat grafting in La Jolla has a multitude of benefits thanks to its ability to enhance facial features. Through this procedure, you can achieve:

  • Revival of lost facial volume and youthful contours.
  • Diminishment of wrinkles, lines, and creases.
  • Elevation of facial symmetry and balance.
  • Replenishment of sunken or hollow areas like cheeks or temples.
  • Smoothing of scars or depressions on the face.
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How Facial Fat Grafting is Accomplished

Dr. Bolitho will go over every detail of the procedure during the consultation.  He will also carefully plan out what locations in the face will benefit from fat grafting. Once that is done, the actual procedure is as follows:

  1. Fat Harvesting: Excess fat is carefully extracted from a donor area, often the abdomen or thighs.
  2. Purification: The harvested fat is processed to separate impurities and fluids.
  3. Injection: The purified fat is skillfully injected into specific facial areas requiring enhancement.
  4. Sculpting: Dr. Bolitho meticulously sculpts the injected fat to achieve desired contours and symmetry.
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What to Expect after the Procedure

After a brief recovery period, the newly transferred fat settles, creating a refreshed and youthful appearance. Recovery is fairly short, typically 7-10 days and Dr. Bolitho will check with you frequently during the healing process. There will be some swelling and bruising which will subside and you will be left with beautiful results.

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Are You a Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is an ideal option for individuals who:

  • Possess good overall physical health and are non-smokers.
  • Seek natural facial rejuvenation without surgical implants.
  • Desire to restore lost facial volume and contours.
  • Wish to improve the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and depressions.
  • Want to enhance facial symmetry and balance.
  • Have specific areas of the face that would benefit from added fullness.
  • Are motivated to achieve a youthful and refreshed facial appearance.
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Dr. Bolitho’s La Jolla Practice is all about Quality, Safety and Beautiful Results

Dr. Bolitho has been skillfully practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery for over 20 years and is quadruple board-certified. His medical career spans multiple countries and continents and includes the completion of residencies and fellowships in the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary in the U.K., Atlanta’s Emory University and more. Dr. Bolitho understands and values how much trust is put in him when clients come to him for help on their appearance—nothing is more gratifying than seeing clients delighted with the outcome of their procedures.

Start Your Tailormade Process to Increased Youthfulness by Scheduling a Consultation

Contact us today to schedule a time to meet with Dr. Bolitho about your vision for a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

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