One of the most common signs of aging is the loss of volume in your face. This happens due to the gradual loss of fat from the underlying facial fat layer. When you lose facial volume, you develop a sunken and hollow look that can make you appear tired and older than your actual age. One of the best ways to combat this is through facial fat transfer.
Autologous Fat Transfer
Autologous fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure where the fat from a person’s body is harvested and used to add volume to other areas of their body. The term “autologous” means that the patient’s own tissue is used in the procedure. This makes it one of the safest cosmetic procedures today, with a very low risk of reactions or side-effects.
This is the biggest advantage of autologous facial fat transfer over other dermal fillers. Because the filler material used is completely natural, there is little to no chance of rejection or an allergic reaction. Certain synthetic fillers can cause adverse side-effects or even be rejected by the body.
The Fat-Transfer Process
A fat transfer can be used to treat wrinkles and hollowness in various areas of your face. These include the cheeks, the forehead, the areas under the eyes, the jawline, and the temples. Facial fat transfer is also often used to correct scars.
There are three steps involved in a facial fat transfer. In the first step, excess fat from areas such as the abdomen or thighs is harvested through liposuction. During the second step, the extracted fat is isolated and cleaned. In the third step, the fat cells are injected into targeted areas on the patient’s face to add volume and rejuvenate their appearance.
Who Can Undergo a Facial Fat Transfer?
People who are looking to rejuvenate their facial appearance are ideal candidates for a facial fat transfer. This procedure helps eliminate wrinkles, lines, depressions, and creases in your face. If you want to look younger with soft, supple skin, then you are likely the right candidate for this procedure.
What to Expect After a Facial Fat Transfer
This procedure is not as invasive as a typical surgical procedure would be, since it only involves injections and fat-cell harvesting. This means that there is little to no time needed for recovery. The patient can return to their regular routine a few hours after the procedure.
The results of a facial fat transfer are immediately evident. There will be slight swelling at the injection sites that will reduce in a short period of time.
Once the swelling comes down, you can notice rejuvenated skin that is much softer than before. There is fullness in areas that earlier appeared sunken or hollow. Creases and wrinkles have disappeared thanks to the renewed facial volume.
Make an Appointment for Your Consultation
A facial fat transfer is a great way to rejuvenate your look and restore a youthful appearance. Talk to Dr. Elias Gikas, a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, for more details on this procedure and its benefits. Contact us for your consultation.