The Fat-Transfer Procedure That Restores Facial Volume
With the passing of time, people experience the formation of deep age lines and crow’s feet. The skin of the face begins to droop. These issues occur due to the natural decline in elastin and collagen production, along with exposure to sun, pollutants, and harsh weather.
All the above-mentioned signs of aging have led to the growing popularity of facial-revitalization procedures. More and more people are demanding younger and fresher skin and are trying new cutting-edge cosmetic surgical procedures to achieve their aesthetic goals.
One of the most popular and safe processes for facial rejuvenation is the facial fat transfer. The process is minimally invasive and can be tailored to suit the needs of many regions of the face.
What Is a Facial Fat Transfer?
A facial fat transfer, also known as microlipoinjection or fat grafting, results in a fuller face with more prominent and youthful contours. Wrinkles can be smoothed away, lip volume can be enhanced, and depressions in areas like the jawline and temples can be filled.
The procedure involves harvesting excess fat cells from one area of the body and transferring them to selected regions on the face that have lost volume. The process is completely autologous, meaning the individual’s own body fat is used for the procedure. Because of this, the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is minimized.
Fat is usually harvested from areas like the abdomen, breasts, hips, and thighs using liposuction and is then purified to ensure healthy fat cells for grafting.
The process is extremely simple and can be easily scheduled, since fat can be stored for a long time in cold storage. Many people prefer this method over more invasive surgical rejuvenation and fillers. It involves much less downtime than a facelift and doesn’t involve the injection of any foreign substances like fillers. Results are visible immediately.
Which Parts of the Face Can This Procedure Treat?
Fat injections can treat a number of signs of aging. By directly injecting body fat into these imperfections, the volume can be restored, creating a more youthful look.
Fine, moderate, and deep wrinkles can be eased away with this treatment. Even harsh lines like marionette lines, parentheses lines, and the nasolabial folds can be addressed.
The lips are another part of the face that is affected by aging. Visible wrinkles form around them, their corners droop, and the lips become thinner. Fat can be injected into the area in order to restore and enhance the lips and remove wrinkles.
Even areas such as between the brows, on the foreheads, under the eyes, and at the temples and jawline are eligible for this process. With this procedure, the entire face can be improved.
Candidates with scars and acne scars can benefit from a fat transfer, as it fills these areas. The soft and neutral nature of fat makes it a perfect filler and even supports local cell regeneration and cell growth.
What Can a Facial Fat Transfer Do for You?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Felice has the experience and skill needed to fill your wrinkles and facial depressions carefully and effectively. Experience lasting results and comprehensive care – contact us to set up your consultation with Dr. Felice.