Rejuvenate Your Facial Features with Fat Transfer

By undergoing a fat transfer at our surgical center in Joplin, MO, you can add youthful volume to your facial features using fat cells transferred from another area of your body. This approach involves no risk of allergic reaction and can provide longer-lasting results than dermal fillers. For over 30 years, Dr. Frank W. Shagets has been providing surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments. During a consultation, he can determine if this or another treatment is the right way to help you achieve the rejuvenation you desire.

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Fat transfer uses your own tissue from your hips, stomach, or thighs to restore volume to your facial features.

Are You a Good Candidate? 

If you want to add youthful volume and rejuvenate your features, but are not sure whether you want to undergo a full facelift, a fat transfer may be the right choice for you. The procedure can be used to address your: 
  • Eyes: Sunken areas under the eyes can make you look tired and aged beyond your years. A fat transfer can help you look rested.
  • Cheeks: A fat transfer allows you to fill frown and smile lines and add volume under lax skin.  
  • Lips: This treatment can add volume and sensual contours to your lips.  
  • Scars: Minor facial scarring from trauma or acne can be reduced by adding fat tissue under the scars. 

In order to undergo a fat transfer, you should be in good overall health. Patients taking blood thinners or those who smoke should discuss these issues with Dr. Shagets during a consultation because they can affect healing and compromise your results. He will carefully review your medical history and other factors to make certain that you can safely undergo this treatment.

Fat Transfer vs. Other Procedures 

Fat transfer uses your body's own tissue to enhance your features, so it involves no risk of allergic reactions. Additionally, transferred fat tissue can provide much longer-lasting results than dermal fillers

How Is the Procedure Performed? 

Fat can be removed from areas including your buttocks, thighs, hips, or abdomen, as well as other parts of the face using liposuction. Next, the tissue will be placed in a high-speed centrifuge to isolate the purest, most desirable fat cells for transfer.

Next, Dr. Shagets will strategically inject the fat into the treatment sites at different depths of the face to achieve flattering and natural-looking results. You will experience minor swelling and bruising immediately following the procedure, but this will subside within about two to three weeks. You can return to non-strenuous activity the day after your procedure, but take care not to disturb the treatment sites for a few days.

Schedule a Consultation 

A fat transfer can help you achieve lasting facial rejuvenation. For patients with allergies or concerns about the temporary effects of dermal fillers, a fat transfer can be a great alternative. To find out if this treatment is right for you, call our practice at (417) 623-5111 or contact us online and schedule a consultation. 

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My results are fantastic. Dr. Shagets is a profectionist, which I love. He is very gentle and thorough. He even came in on a Saturday to check out a concern I had... it was only a stitch! I would highly recommend Dr. Shagets. P.H. - verified patient

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