Put Fat in Its Place

Wondering how to get rid of unwanted fat and wishing you could spread it to the places that need it more? Now you can place your fat exactly where you want it. Sometimes referred to as fat transfer, Liposculpture, or Lipostructure, structured fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure at BEAUTY by BUFORD in Lone Tree, CO, that uses your own fat reserves to augment, rejuvenate, or correct your cheeks and lips.


Face & Skin Self-Assessment

Before you meet with Dr. Buford for your consultation, consider filling out our face and skin self-assessment. By sharing how you see yourself, we can best evaluate your aesthetic goals and determine an appropriate treatment plan for you.

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Over time, the loss of subcutaneous fat can cause your face to look drawn and aged, particularly in the lower face. By replenishing lost volume with your own fat, Dr. Buford can help you achieve a softer, smoother, more youthful-looking appearance.


How Fat Grafting Works

Dr. Buford will begin by harvesting fat from the selected area, commonly the abdomen or buttocks, using a special, hollow tube called a cannula. As he is harvesting fat through liposuction, Dr. Buford will carefully contour the area until the desired result has been achieved.

After this step is completed, the fat is carefully stored while incisions are closed, and the injection site is prepared. Dr. Buford will then utilize a much smaller cannula to inject the fat in a way that creates definition, adds natural-looking volume, and fills in shallow creases.

Benefits of Fat Grafting

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injection, offers a natural and versatile solution for facial rejuvenation.

At BEAUTY by BUFORD, Dr. Buford understands your desire for a youthful and harmonious appearance, so we utilize advanced fat grafting techniques to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Here are the key benefits of fat grafting:

Facial Volume Restoration

As we age, we naturally lose volume in our face, leading to a sunken and hollowed appearance. Fat grafting can restore youthful fullness and contour to areas such as the cheeks, temples, lips, and under-eye hollows. By using your body's own fat cells, we can create a natural and long-lasting enhancement.

Smoothing of Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Fat grafting not only adds volume but also helps to improve the texture and quality of your skin. The transferred fat contains stem cells and growth factors that promote collagen production, resulting in smoother and more youthful-looking skin. It can effectively soften the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and fine lines.

Enhanced Facial Harmony and Proportions

Fat grafting allows for precise sculpting and reshaping of facial features. It can address asymmetries and restore balance, helping to achieve facial harmony and proportions. Whether you desire fuller cheeks, more defined jawline, or improved lip volume, fat grafting can provide natural and customized results.

Long-Lasting Results

Unlike temporary dermal fillers, fat grafting offers a long-lasting solution for facial rejuvenation. Once the transferred fat cells establish a blood supply, they can persist for years, maintaining their volume and enhancing your appearance over time.

What to Expect on
Surgery Day

Our dedicated team at BEAUTY by BUFORD will ensure your comfort and safety on the day of your fat grafting procedure. Here's what you can expect.


Pre-Procedure Preparation

Before the surgery, you will have a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations.

On the day of the procedure, you may be required to fast for a specified period before the surgery. You will be provided with specific instructions regarding medications, skincare, and any necessary preparations.


Anesthesia Administration

Depending on the extent of the fat grafting procedure and your comfort, local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia may be used to ensure a pain-free and comfortable experience throughout the surgery.


Fat Harvesting

The fat grafting process begins with gentle liposuction to collect excess fat from donor sites, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips.

The harvested fat is then processed to obtain purified and viable fat cells for transplantation.


Precise Fat Injection

Using specialized techniques, our plastic surgeon will meticulously inject the purified fat cells into the targeted areas of your face. The injections are carefully placed to ensure symmetry, contouring, and natural-looking results.


Recovery and Post-Procedure Care

After the surgery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort, which is normal and temporary.

Our team will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care, including medications, skincare, and follow-up appointments. It is crucial to follow these instructions to optimize your healing process and ensure the best possible outcome.

Is Fat Grafting Right for You?

Fat grafting may be the ideal choice for you if you:

  • Desire a natural and long-lasting facial rejuvenation solution
  • Have concerns about volume loss, wrinkles, or hollowed facial features
  • Prefer a procedure that uses your body's own fat cells instead of synthetic fillers
  • Have realistic expectations about the results and understand the recovery process

To determine if fat grafting is suitable for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Buford at BEAUTY by BUFORD.

During the consultation, he’ll evaluate your specific concerns, discuss your desired outcomes, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs to help you get natural, harmonious, and rejuvenated facial contours that enhance your overall appearance.

Schedule a Personal Consultation

Ready to find out what structural fat grafting can do for you? Contact our Lone Tree office today to set up a personal consultation with Denver board-certified plastic surgeon  Dr. Buford.