Fat Injections to Restore Facial Volume
As we age, the fat tissue in our face lessens, which then creates a sinking of the skin. This usually happens below the cheekbones and chin, and can often create a gaunt or sunken appearance. This appearance can also occur if a person has lost a large amount of weight in a short time. Facial fat transfer or fat grafting is a procedure that can help reduce this sunken facial appearance. It is considered a safe procedure and it produces excellent results.
What is Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat grafting or fat transfer involves removing or “harvesting” fat cells from another part of the body that has excess fat. This fat is then purified and transferred to the area to be treated through injections. Facial areas that fat transfer can be used on include the cheeks, nasolabial folds, the jawline, and under-eye areas.
How Does the Fat Transfer Procedure Work?
As we age, the dermis layer under the skin becomes thinner, which leads to the thinner looking face. The fat transfer procedure will restore volume to create a rejuvenated and youthful look.
Who Should Consider Facial Fat Transfer?
Along with correcting age related issues and imperfections, there are other conditions that can be corrected through this procedure. These conditions include:
• Under eye bags/dark circles
• Worry or frown lines
• Tired appearance
• Crow’s feet/laugh lines
• Sunken cheeks
The Benefits of Facial Fat Injections
The facial fat transfer procedure has several benefits and advantages. It is a minimally invasive procedure and does not require undergoing general anesthesia. The procedure causes minimal pain, no scarring, and does not require a hospital stay, as it is faster than most procedures. Perhaps the biggest benefit is that the results are very natural looking. Additionally, because your own fat is being used, there is essentially no risk of allergic reaction or rejection.
Learn More About Facial Fat Injections
Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center says, “We have had great success with the facial fat transfer procedure. It has become increasingly popular due to the ease and lower risk of the procedure.”
If you are interested in seeing if facial fat transfer is a good procedure for you, we urge you to call us. We will schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss this and other available options to give you the results you desire.