Renee Burke, MD
4 Executive Court
South Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 382-4400
Monday, Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: Closed
With age, your face will gradually lose essential fat and collagen, resulting in an aged or gaunt appearance. This loss of volume is extremely common and affects both men and women, starting as early as a person’s thirties. Dr. Burke can perform a minimally invasive facial fat grafting procedure to restore lost volume in the face and recreate the fuller, more youthful, and natural-looking facial contours you desire.
Your Facial Fat Grafting Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Burke, she will carefully analyze the condition of your face to determine whether you are a good candidate for facial fat grafting. This is a procedure that uses small amounts of liposuction to remove donor fat cells from an area of excess on your body—such as the abdomen, hips, or buttocks—and safely transfer the harvested fat to replenish volume that was lost with age. Dr. Burke will first need to make sure you have an adequate amount of excess fat in other areas that can be used to achieve your desired outcome. Because this procedure uses your body’s own fat cells rather than synthetic material, there is no risk of allergic reaction.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Burke uses the latest techniques and technology to bring your vision to life. Her artistic eye and years of experience produce stunning results that enhance your natural beauty.
If you are looking to restore volume, but are not quite sure if you’re ready for surgery, you may also consider non-surgical facial fillers such as Juvedérm® or Voluma®. These treatments are great for adding temporary volume to the face for filling in facial hollows and other signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, or folds.
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What to Expect From Facial Fat Grafting
Each patient’s fat grafting procedure will vary based on their desired outcome, how much fat will be needed, and where it will be taken from. Dr. Burke will explain the steps of your individual procedure in detail before your surgery. Once you are ready, the two of you could set up a time for your surgery that fits with your schedule.
Dr. Burke will begin by making a small incision near the area where donor fat will be harvested from. A thin cannula is then inserted through the incision and into the underlying layer of fat to perform liposuction. Once the necessary fat is removed, it is prepped for injection. Dr. Burke will use a syringe to inject the fat cells into key areas of the face to restore volume and provide you with the youthful and natural-looking facial contours you’ve been wanting. Patients often love this procedure for how it removes unwanted fat from stubborn areas while restoring volume where it is needed.