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Your Facial Fat Grafting Consultation

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Your Facial Fat Grafting Consultation | Pasadena Plastic SurgeryA facial fat grafting cosmetic surgery procedure involves transfer of fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs or abdomen. This donor fat is then purified and injected it into targeted facial sites that lack in volume. The procedure will be preceded by a detailed consultation process to create a customized injection plan.

The patient will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of facial fat grafting during the consultation.

Golden, hardworking, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin of Shine Cosmetic Surgery provides facial fat transfer to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other neighborhoods and communities in this part of the state.


Determining Candidacy

One of the first steps in the consultation process for facial fat grafting cosmetic surgery will be to determine the patient’s candidacy. The surgeon will examine the facial and neck area to determine how much fat volume would be necessary, and whether facial fat grafting is an ideal solution. They will also check the potential donor sites, which should have surplus fat to enable fat extraction.

The surgeon will check the patient’s general health condition and review their past medical records. The patient should not be having any blood circulation problems or any specific underlying health condition that could pose risk during the surgery.


Discussing Treatment Options

The patient’s own fat can be used to improve facial contour, revise facial scars, or fill sunken cheeks or other depressions created due to aging, illness, liposuction, cancer surgery, or other factors. The surgeon will discuss with the patient during the initial consultation:

  • Which areas of the face may benefit from fat transfer?

  • Which are the ideal fat donor sites in the body?

  • How much fat removal would be involved?

  • What will be the potential scarring, if any?

  • Whether additional procedures such as dermal filler injections, facial implants or facelift may be required.

Based on the patient’s personal cosmetic goals and anatomical needs, the surgeon will recommend a customized facial fat grafting surgery plan.


Explaining the Procedure Steps

The surgeon will explain the steps involved in the facial fat grafting procedure. Issues related to anesthesia, surgical venue, and the estimated duration of the procedure will be addressed. The surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions related to the procedure and clear any doubts or concerns they may have.

Some surgeons prefer to present facial fat grafting before and after photos as well as testimonials of past patients during the initial consultation. This will help the patient to form more reasonable expectations and feel more confident about the procedure.


Other Instructions

During the consultation process, the surgeon will advise the patient about the pre- and post-operative care instructions for facial fat grafting. Patients should also freely discuss the estimated costs of the procedure and check with the surgeon’s office for any guidance on financing options.

Successful and perceptive cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas for facial fat grafting.



Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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