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What is facial fat transfer?

Volume loss in the face is a major part of the aging process. Facial fat grafting is a minimally-invasive procedure in which natural fat is harvested from areas such as the abdomen or thighs, and injected into some regions of the face to restore volume and create more youthful contours.

Am I a candidate for facial fat transfer?

Also known as fat grafting, facial fat transfer in an exciting, minimally-invasive procedure to restore volume, resculpt, and rejuvenate the face. You may be a candidate for this treatment if you are in good general health and have experienced facial volume loss, particularly beneath the cheekbones, under the eyes, or around the mouth.

Why choose Ardesh Facial Plastic Surgery?

  • Dr. Ardesh is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
  • He is a trainer and speaker for Allergan (makers of BOTOX, Juvéderm, and Kybella) who teaches other doctors how to perform injectables.
  • He believes in speaking clearly and honestly with his patients and in creating youthful, aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking results.
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Is there any downtime after facial fat transfer?

There is minimal downtime with facial fat transfer. You can expect to return to work or other activities within a few days, at most. After the procedure, a dressing will be placed over the treatment area to stabilize the positioning of the transferred fat. You can expect some swelling and minimal bruising. Sutures in the donor site will be removed within seven days of your procedure.

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How much fat is harvested for facial fat transfer?

The amount of fat harvested will depend on the extent of treatment. Generally, 20 cc’s to 80 cc’s are used in a facial fat grafting procedure.


How long do fat transfer results last?

Results are long-lasting with facial fat transfer. The fat cells that survive the transfer integrate into the treatment area and continue functioning as fat cells and storing fat.


What are the advantages of fat transfer over dermal fillers?

One major advantage is that dermal fillers are temporary, while fat transfer lasts forever. Although certain advanced injectable fillers can last up to two years, eventually you will need repeat treatments to maintain your results. This is not the case with fat transfer. There is no risk of an adverse reaction when your own fat is used to sculpt and rejuvenate your face. Fat injections look and feel softer, more supple, and more natural than dermal fillers, and also improve skin quality.


To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Virtual visits will be performed through video conference call using HIPPA compliant website
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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