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While you may not have been born with the soft, delicate and rounded facial contours of a woman, there is an excellent cosmetic procedure known as facial fat transfer that can absolutely create a more feminine and attractive appearance, improving your self-confidence in the process.

During facial fat transfer, unwanted fat cells are harvested from another area of the body such as the belly, flanks, or inner thighs. These cells are then purified and processed, and then made ready for injection into the facial sites. Because the fat is taken from the patient’s own body, the results are very organic-looking and revitalizing. Fat injections are excellent for feminizing the lips, the forehead, the cheeks and the temples, and for smoothing out areas of the face that have succumbed to aging, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and tear trough deformities.

Dr. Satterwhite is not only an amazing surgeon, but has the most admirable bedside manner. He is Stanford educated and is patient beyond belief. He treats every patient with respect and tailors each and every surgery to his patient's needs. He is a 5 star surgeon!

Facial Fat Transfer San Francisco

    Facial Fat Transfer FAQ's

    What are the advantages of MTF facial fat transfer?

    • Minimally invasive procedure
    • Uses the body’s own natural fat for enhancement
    • Contours the donor areas
    • Low risk of allergic reaction
    • Sculpts and rejuvenates the face
    • Creates softer curves and contours
    • Long-lasting outcome
    • Limited downtime

    Who makes a good facial fat transfer candidate?

    Facial fat transfer is a highly tolerable procedure, even by those with skin allergies, so most patients seeking facial feminization are good candidates. We simply ask that you be a non-smoker in good mental and physical health, and that you have reasonable expectations for your results based on your private San Francisco consultation.

    What will recovery entail?

    Significant swelling may persist for up to 7 days, so it may be prudent to take a week off from work as one recovers. Discomfort can be eased by pain medications as well as cold compresses placed on the face. Usually a little makeup can camouflage any bruising or discoloration. Final results may not be apparent till 6 months post-op.

    How much does facial fat transfer cost in the Bay Area?

    Facial fat transfer fees will vary according to how much fat is harvested and from what part of the body. Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal can give you an exact quote as part of your private facial feminization consultation in San Francisco. We work with a variety of trusted healthcare lenders to get you the financing you need to make your aesthetic goals a reality.

    Why choose Align Surgical?

    After obtaining his medical degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, Dr. Satterwhite remained at Stanford Hospital, one of the foremost training facilities in the nation, to complete an elite residency in plastic surgery. He further honed his skill and artistry by pursuing a distinguished craniofacial fellowship under the guidance of the globally respected surgical authority, Dr. Anthony Wolfe.

    Dr. Satterwhite’s approach is highly compassionate, customized and detailed. He gives his facial feminization patients the dignity to express and actualize their innate beauty through tailored cosmetic treatments, manifesting exquisite yet wholly natural-looking results.

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    We remain open to continue serving the transgender community

    With the safety and well-being of our patients and staff as our highest goal, Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal are determined to provide needed medical care and planning.

    VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS: we continue to be busy with phone and video visits providing access to all patients interested in gender confirming surgery

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