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Do you look in the mirror and see thinning lips or sagging cheeks? Have you tried dermal fillers, but want a long-term solution that doesn't require regular injections? Dr. Shafa's Beverly Hills facial fat transfer might be the ideal solution for you. By extracting fat cells from areas of the body with an excess (such as your thighs, love handles, or abdomen) and using the fat cells to replenish volume in your face, he can provide long-term results in facial rejuvenation.

What is facial fat transfer?

Facial fat transfer, also known as facial fat grafting, is the process of using fat cells from other parts of your body as a long-term solution to plump and enhance your lips and cheeks. Dr. Shafa utilizes advanced liposuction techniques to extract healthy fat cells from an area of your body and then carefully inject the fat to enhance facial volume for a fresh, youthful look. The fat cells then re-integrate into your body and provide long-term volume to improve your appearance and restore your self-esteem.

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What can facial fat transfer do for me?

Facial fat transfer can be performed to restore volume or enhance:

  • Lips
  • Under your eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Around your nose
  • Around your mouth
  • Jawline

Recovery after facial fat transfer

You should expect to take seven to ten days off work and social activities while you recover, after which any residual swelling has faded. Dr. Shafa performs facial fat transfers with an extraordinary level of skill, and as such, you can expect your final results to look natural and fresh.

What are the benefits of a facial fat transfer?

The beauty of a facial fat transfer lies in the fact that it utilizes your body's own cells. Some of our favorite benefits of a facial fat transfer include:

  • Smooth out wrinkles and creates on your face
  • Restore lost volume to your cheeks, face, and lips
  • Short recovery time
  • Results that last for years
  • Results that look entirely natural
  • Facial fat grafting allows you to contour other troublesome areas by harvesting fat cells from love handles, abdomen, or other areas.

What to expect with a facial fat transfer?

A facial fat transfer is an outpatient procedure that is performed with local anesthesia. It begins with the extraction of unwanted fat from another area of your body – most often from the abdominal region. The fat cells are then purified and prepared in a centrifuge, after which we are ready to begin. We then proceed to carefully inject the fat cells into the target areas of your face, producing immediate results. The procedure generally takes only one to two hours, and you can return home once complete.

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Why choose Dr. Shafa?

In a word: Partnership. Dr. Shafa is not just a surgeon – he has dedicated his career to helping people achieve and maintain the beauty and self-confidence they need to thrive. He prides himself on taking an open, honest, discreet, and, most of all, personalized approach with extraordinary results.  

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