Combining Fat Grafting With Facelift Surgery Can Enhance Benefits, Says Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
Dr. W. Tracy Hankins of Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates explains how facelift surgery can provide longer-lasting, more comprehensive results when combined with facial fat grafting.
Las Vegas, NV — As a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, Dr. W. Tracy Hankins understands how environmental factors, such as a dry climate, can cause signs of aging to develop more rapidly. Facelift surgery, he explains, can help address many age-related concerns regardless of their cause; however, this technique has some limitations. Dr. Hankins says incorporating fat grafting into facelift surgery can help patients achieve more advanced facial rejuvenation and a longer-lasting outcome, even in the desert.
Dr. Hankins says that facelift surgery is designed to elevate facial tissues to a higher, more youthful position, reduce excess skin, and help smooth away deep creases. Fat grafting, he indicates, can be used to fill fine lines and add volume. He says combining these procedures can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns that often appear together but cannot be addressed with a single technique.
This approach offers other benefits, Dr. Hankins reveals. When combined, he says there should be a shorter recovery period for facelift and fat grafting than if each procedure was to be performed separately. The Las Vegas plastic surgeon notes that swelling may last longer after utilizing both techniques than with facelift surgery alone; however, he says, patients typically report that the natural-looking outcome is worth the additional downtime.
Dr. Hankins advises patients considering facelift surgery, fat grafting, or both to discuss their goals with a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in all of these procedures. He says the right surgeon will listen attentively, customize a treatment plan, and help the individual become well informed about their options.
About W. Tracy Hankins, MD
Dr. W. Tracy Hankins is a board certified plastic surgeon and Co-Director of Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates in the Las Vegas and Henderson area. He earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and he earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hankins received additional medical training at the prestigious Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners plastic surgery program, and he is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Hankins is available for interview upon request.
Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates
Las Vegas Office:
2150 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
60 North Pecos Rd.
Henderson, NV 89074