Facial aging is exaggerated by the loss of soft tissue and fat, which makes the face look deflated. A facelift has traditionally been recommended to rejuvenate the face, and reverse this and other signs of age. Facial fat grafting is a procedure that is now gaining popularity, as an alternative for restoring lost volume. Read on to find out whether facial fat grafting vs facelift would be right for you.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting is a procedure in which fat is harvested from one part of the body, and transplanted into regions of the face that are starting to lose fat. It is particularly beneficial in restoring fullness around the eyes, cheeks, and chin. The fat is removed via liposuction from areas like the thighs and abdomen. The fat restores volume, and brings back vitality to the face. The surgeon can also contour and reshape the areas where there has been fat loss.
Facial fat grafting vs Facelift
Facial fat grafting uses the patient’s own fat to re-inflate the face, so that they remain true to what they used to look like. On the other hand, a facelift often dramatically alters the appearance, because it pulls and tightens the facial skin.
Many patients find fat grafting more appealing, because it is minimally invasive. In addition, it does not require any facial incisions, bandages, or sutures, as is the case with a facelift.
If you would like to reverse facial aging, but you’re not sure whether to choose facial fat grafting vs a facelift, contact Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. Call 949-701-4454 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song. Dr. Song will help to determine which procedure would be most effective in helping you regain the heart-shaped face of your youth.