How Long Does Fat Grafting Last For?

As people age, the fat in the higher areas of the face, such as the cheeks and jawline diminishes while it tends to build up in the lower area of the neckline. Although there are many treatments that address this and help bring a natural and youthful look back to your face, perhaps none are as minimally invasive and long-lasting as fat grafting.

As the name implies, fat grafting involves injecting fat in specific areas of the face to bring back the fuller and more youthful look. Since the fat is taken from other parts of the body, such as the hips, thighs, or lower back, there is a lower risk of allergic reactions compared to other treatment options.

During the procedure, Dr. Gaines will use liposuction to remove fat from certain areas of the body (slimming those areas as well). Before injecting into targeted areas of the face, the fat will be cleansed to remove any impurities. As discussed in your consultation and treatment plan, Dr. Gaines will then use small syringes to inject the fat around your cheeks, lips, and jawline. The result is a natural-looking yet fuller face.

Since this procedure requires no incisions on the face, there is minimal recovery and significantly less risk of scarring than other procedures. And, since Dr. Gaines is using your body’s natural tissue as a filler, there are no limitations to the amount that can be injected like many other filler products. And, coming from your body, it lasts a lot longer than other fillers. Many patients report the results lasting upwards of 8 years.

If you feel your face has a sunken or hollow look, and you want fuller and younger looking cheeks, lips, or jawline, call Gainesville Plastic in Gainesville, FL, at 352-333-9600 or visit to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Gaines and the expert staff will work with you to develop the perfect treatment plan to meet your wishes.

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