St Louis Fat Transfer to the Face & Cheeks
Our faces are one of the most prone locations on the body to notice the signs of aging. The skin on our face and cheeks is some of the thinnest tissue we have. A variety of cosmetic treatments are available to help reduce the appearance of volume loss and sagging skin. Most of these treatments use dermal fillers but are only temporary and require multiple follow-ups. For permanent results, many patients are now turning to fat transfer to the face, a procedure that uses liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body and inject it into the face.
How It Works
We all have areas on the body that we wish held a little less fat. Fat transfer to the face and cheeks uses that unwanted fat tissue! Most areas typically used in St Louis fat transfer are around the abdomen and buttocks where we use liposuction to remove the fat tissue. Tiny droplets of this fat tissue are then injected into the areas of the face and cheeks where you have noticed a loss of volume. The fat tissue is filtered prior to injection, making sure only pure fatty tissue is used. Injections are made evenly around the treatment area, ensuring they are surrounded by healthy tissue.
Results of St Louis Fat Transfer
Individuals who undergo St Louis fat transfer to the face or cheeks can expect possible permanent results that will have your skin looking younger. This incredible procedure is able to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles, sunken cheeks, worry lines, and loss of volume. Fat transfer to the face is a minimally invasive procedure, so no major surgical incisions are made. This means that you will not experience a lengthy recovery time and can return to work after a few days of rest. Possible side effects may include slight bruising and swelling around the injection sites that will eventually fade in a short amount of time.
While fat transfers to the face and cheeks can provide permanent results, they do have certain associated risks to expect. The rate of fat cell death after the injections is hard to predict; individuals who have a high rate of fat cell death may require follow up treatments for the results they want. Fat transfers are also a longer procedure than dermal fillers but is not priced by volume of injections, so you will save yourself time and money in the end.
Fat Transfers at the St Louis Laser Liposuction Center
Trust the dedicated hands at the St Louis Laser Liposuction Center for your next fat transfer to the face or cheeks. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Wright and his team are highly trained in this incredible procedure, lowering the possibility of you experiencing any kind of complications. Call today for your free consultation and see if you are a good candidate for a St Louis fat transfer to the face and cheeks.