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Tseng Plastic Surgery

If you're interested in how you can reverse the common signs of aging with a more natural approach, Dr. Mark Tseng's facial fat transfer may be exactly what you're looking for.

What areas can be treated with natural fat transfer?

Natural fat transfer can be performed to restore lost volume or as a cosmetic enhancement. The improvements that can be achieved with our advanced facial fat transfer techniques include:

  • Smooth laugh lines, frown lines, and facial wrinkles and creases
  • Restore lost volume at the cheeks, temples, and other areas of the face
  • Plump thinning lips, or enhance naturally thinner lips
  • Balance your facial features by adding volume at the chin
  • Lift sagging jowls by restoring cheek volume
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Before & After

Am I a candidate for facial fat transfer in Kirkland?

A good candidate for this advanced facial rejuvenation treatment includes those who:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have excess fatty areas from which to harvest healthy fat cells
  • Are a non-smoker (or can quit for six weeks before and after your treatment)
  • Have a full understanding of the procedure, recovery, and expected results

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“Try on” your procedure with Vectra Imaging

Dr. Tseng is committed to the highest level of patient satisfaction with the results of a procedure. With the Vectra imaging system, a 3D model of your face, breasts, or body allows you to see, with clarity, how a procedure will appear – on you. The Vectra Imaging system allows for a higher level of precision in planning a procedure for a result that reflects your desires.

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What is the facial fat transfer procedure?

Facial fat transfer is a three-part process. The first step is to harvest fat cells from an area of your body with an excess, which could be love handles, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. The harvesting process offers the added benefit of resculpting the donor area. Dr. Tseng employs a very gentle liposuction process to ensure the harvested cells are healthy and integrate into the facial tissues with the highest survival rate.

The second step of the procedure is the purification of the fat cells to prepare them for injection. After the purification process, the fat cells are put into a syringe and injected into the target facial area. The injection process is performed with meticulous care, whether at the temples, cheeks, lips, or along the jawline.

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Mark H. Tseng, M.D.

Why choose Dr. Tseng for facial fat transfer?

If you plan to undergo facial enhancement with a natural fat transfer, you want to ensure that the most advanced fat harvesting, purification, and injection techniques are used. Dr. Tseng is at the forefront of the latest advances in aesthetics and has invested in the most effective, safe system for better results and higher health and safety levels. His caring, personalized approach has led to his many loyal clients who trust his meticulous approach in every process. Dr. Tseng offers many wellness options and may recommend various natural treatments to speed the healing process. 

The area from which the fat was harvested will also require healing, and you may be fitted with a compression garment to keep the area protected, limit swelling, and help the skin become tighter around the changed contour. The recovery time could be two to three weeks.

What is the recovery time after facial fat transfer?

You should plan to take a week to ten days off work or other obligations to recover. Some people may require more or less time, depending on their body’s unique healing ability. While the fat cells injected are your own and entirely natural, it is normal to expect some swelling and bruising during healing. As the days pass, the swelling diminishes. In general, you should see the results of your treatment within about two weeks. Once the transferred fat cells are stably integrated into your facial tissue, you will be free to return to a more vigorous exercise program.

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