Fat Grafting St. Louis - Fat Injection Missouri
Do you feel like your face has deflated? Do you have wrinkles in your face where you didn’t before? If so, you may be a candidate for facial fat grafting.
As we age, the fat in our face may decrease in volume or shift positions due to gravity. This can leave you with a “deflated” appearance. Facial fat grafting can help reverse this.
Common areas for fat grafting include around the eyes in the upper and lower eyelids and brow, the cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips. Occasionally, since this is a permanent procedure, Dr. Cabbabe may recommend a trial with a temporary collagen filler to ensure that you are pleased with the appearance prior to proceeding with more permanent facial fat grafting.
This procedure entails liposuction, removing fat from an area of the body, commonly in the abdomen, hips or thighs. The fat is then processedby centrifuge to purify it and injected into areas that are carefully marked prior to surgery. The operation can be done in the office under local anesthesia or under general anesthesia depending on your desires and needs.
Dr. Cabbabe uses the latest equipment, the Coleman Fat Grafting system, which helps ensure that only the purest of fat is harvested and injected.
Dr. Cabbabe incorporates his experience with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face to give patients the best results possible to meet their desires. He is also an expert in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery of the face and has published on these topics. His patients have a natural, refreshed look after surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully examine your entire face including the brow, upper and lower eyelids, face and neck. He will make recommendations in order to help you achieve your desired result while maintaining facial harmony.
We believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Dr. Cabbabe believes that the key to a successful surgery is proper planning and discussion with the patient about their goals. Therefore, Dr. Cabbabe evaluates each patient and creates a customized surgical plan for all of his patients to meet their expectations. To schedule a consultation, call us at 314-842-5885 or complete the contact us form.
Preparing for Surgery
Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you refrain from taking any aspirin, plavix, Coumadin or any other type of blood thinner. He will also ensure that your blood pressure has been properly controlled if you have high blood pressure.
Recovering from Surgery
Most patients are able to go home the same day. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed. Bruising and swelling may be present around the sights of injection for one to two weeks. Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you keep ice on the surgical site to decrease this. He will also ask you to keep your head elevated to decrease swelling.