The skin on our face is the thinnest layer of skin on our body. As we start to age, the skin on our face will show signs of aging—such as sagging—more prominently than other parts of the body. To combat this loss of volume in the face, many patients turn to temporary dermal fillers. However, these treatments are only temporary; they can also be expensive, with repeated injections needed each year. Read more to learn about fat transfer to face techniques.
One alternative procedure to temporary dermal fillers is the increasingly popular fat transfer to the face, otherwise known as a fat graft. This alternative procedure uses liposuction to remove fat tissue from one portion of the body and inject it into another portion—in this case, the cheeks or lips. Other portions of the body, such as the buttocks or breasts, can also receive a similar treatment to increase volume.
The Benefits of Fat Transfer to Face
Fat transfer to face procedures are a great solution fill volume in our face, which can lose 1-5 cc of volume every year. You can replace the volume loss with temporary fillers that last up to a year, but this gets expensive fast, as the fillers cost $600 to $1,000 per cc, which can add up to as much as $3,000 – $5,000 a year. Fat transfer is not priced by volume, so you can transfer as much fat, the ultimate filler, as you want or need. This helpful procedure allows you to attain a more youthful look by plumping up your cheeks and lips. This procedure can target wrinkles, crow’s feet, sunken cheeks, tired-looking facial features, and frown and worry lines. Fat transfers to the face can even combat under eye bags and dark circles on rare occasions. Even though fat transfers to the face may take longer during the procedure than dermal fillers, they have longer-lasting results that hold firm for years—possibly permanently.
Risks Associated with Fat Transfer to Face
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are certain risks associated with fat transfers to the face. Even highly experienced surgeons find it difficult to predict the rate of fat cell death after these procedures. By placing your trust in a qualified professional, you can ensure that your surgeon will be highly trained in these procedures and lower your risk of any complications.
Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Fat Transfer Procedure
There is no one more experienced to handle your fat transfer to the face procedure than Dr. Wright, our highly qualified cosmetic surgeon at St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center. His highly trained team of professionals has over 20 years of experience to make your fat transfer to the face procedure a profound success. Set up a consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center and see how he can help you achieve greater volume and a more youthful look in your face today.