Facial micro fat grafting or fat transfer is a more permanent option than temporary fillers for those who are experiencing increased volume loss and wish to restore a more youthful contour to the face. Using your own natural tissues, fat transfer can help to enhance or reshape certain features, lift and fill sunken cheeks and temples, or even reshape and tighten a sagging jawline. Because the procedure does not involve the use of any foreign or synthetic material, the results are long lasting and appear very natural. If you are looking for a more long-term solution to facial volume loss, fat grafting may be right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Born can discuss this option with you and work with you to ensure a treatment that that is uniquely suited to meet your cosmetic goals.
Fat transfer, also known as micro fat grafting, can be used to contour, shape and plump depressed or deflated areas on the face and body. Dr. Born has perfected this technique and can perform this procedure alone or in conjunction with other procedures including face lift and eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and Brazilian Butt lift.
Micro fat transfer can also be used to fill hollows around the eyes, temples, cheeks and to contour the jawline. Fat transfer surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthetic depending on the patient and the areas which are to be treated. During the procedure, fat is taken from a donor site on the patient using a liposuction cannula (a thin, tube like syringe) and is then prepared for re-injection into the recipient site. With micro-fat injection, the surgical result lasts longer than injectables that are comprised of synthetic material.
Micro fat grafting surgery has a very high rate of success and can generally be performed on patients of all ages, including children. Patients who are concerned about hollowness in the cheeks, under the eyes or around the temples, or who have depressions on the face due to injuries or hereditary conditions are all excellent candidates for fat grafting surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Born will perform a full physical assessment in order to gather the information he needs to develop a thorough treatment strategy. You will also discuss your personal goals and concerns. With all of this in mind, Dr. Born will determine which surgical technique and approach should be used in order to guarantee the best outcome with the least amount of risk.
Dr. Born has been performing micro fat transfer surgery for the face and body longer than any surgeon in Canada, since 1998. His knowledge and expertise regarding fat transfer surgery make him one of the most sought after surgeons in the industry to perform the procedure.
Dr. Born often combines fat grafting with other procedures including face & neck lift surgery and eyelid surgery in order to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing result for each individual. During your consultation, you will discuss every aspect of your care within the TMB practice. We aim to provide our patients with the best results, the fastest recovery and the highest standard in post-operative care. Dr. Born is even known to call his surgery patients the evening after their surgery just to check in and offer his personal support during their recovery.
It is important to remember that facial fat grafting surgery is not for everyone. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, numbness or tenderness in the treated area. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your surgery. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with your fat grafting surgery during your private consultation. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if you an ideal candidate for surgery so that we may avoid complications in the future. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.