The aging process can have many effects on our faces.

Not only does it cause less natural collagen and elastin to be produced, but it also affects the volume of your face. With aging can come deflated cheeks, wrinkles, folds, and fine lines. There are many various ways to fill in these depressions such as dermal fillers but one of the most natural ways to add volume to the face is with a fat transfer. At her Bellevue office in Washington, Dr. Ort performs fat augmentation to help patients get a smooth, youthful face.


What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is a procedure that uses fat from your own body to fill in depressions in the face. This is a great option because it comes with very little risk. Since the fat is from your own body then there is no chance of an allergic reaction or for rejection of the body. Dr. Ort uses this as a natural way to augment the face.

How is Fat Augmentation Done?

Though fat augmentation is more natural, the procedure is more complex than other fillers. During a consultation for fat transfer Bellevue facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ort, will help you to choose a donor area where there is extra fat tissue such as the thighs, abdomen, arms, or back. During the procedure, the fat from the donor area will be extracted through liposuction. Once the fat is removed it will be sanitized and prepared for injection. Then Dr. Ort will carefully inject the fat into the treatment areas on your face to help add volume and smooth out the skin. This creates a youthful look that will take years off of your appearance.

Recovery from Fat Transfer

You will be able to go home after your fat augmentation procedure. The recovery varies for each patient, but generally, it is quite manageable. You will notice a change in your facial appearance right away. Some temporary bruising and swelling may occur which will obscure the results. Our Bellevue fat transfer patients can resume most daily activities right away, but it is important to avoid strenuous activity for the first two days following your procedure. Dr. Ort will go over recovery steps in detail with you. Since your own fat is being injected the healing process is slightly longer than other dermal fillers.

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