In the last few years, facial fat transfer has become a sought after treatment for restoring facial volume and fullness. It is a breakthrough facial rejuvenation treatment that uses the patient’s own fat to address facial aging. But are facial fat transfers safe.
How facial transfer works
Facial fat transfer is a two-step procedure in which unwanted fat is moved from one part of the body, and transferred to the face.
The fat required for facial fat transfer is harvested from the areas that have excess, usually the abdomen, thighs, or hips, using a gentle liposuction technique. The transplanted fat cells are then cleaned and processed, before being injected into specific areas of the face that lack volume, particularly the cheeks and midface.
Results of facial fat transfer can be unpredictable, because not all the injected fat will survive. However, the fat that does survive will last a long time (click here to learn more).
Are facial fat transfers safe?
Facial fat transfer is generally very safe, when performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. Since the patient’s own fat is used for the procedure, there is very little risk of an allergic reaction or adverse effects when the fat is injected (read more).
Are you a candidate for facial fat transfer?
If you are interested in facial rejuvenation, but would prefer a more long-lasting alternative to facial fillers to synthetic fillers, you may be a good candidate for facial fat transfer. Candidates for the procedure should also be in good health, and have sufficient fat in the donor site.
Would you like to learn more about facial fat transfer? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas, Lanfranchi Center is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.thelanfranchicenter.com, or by calling 702-929-3880.