Facial volume loss occurs naturally as we age, and is a sign of the decline of the underlying elements of the face. However, there are now a number of techniques used to rejuvenate the face. These include botox, collagen, dermal fillers, and fat grafting. Facial rejuvenation with facial fat grafting can plump up lines, depressions, and wrinkles, to create a more youthful appearance.
Fat Grafting Facts
Fat grating, also known as fat transfer, is a process in which the fat from the patient’s own body is used to restore volume where needed. The process makes the face plumper much like dermal fillers do. The procedure is usually done as an outpatient procedure, under local anesthesia. Typical donor sites for fat transfer include the abdomen and legs.
During the procedure fat cells are carefully suctioned out from the donor area and then processed, before being transferred to the face. It takes one to two hours to complete. There may be some swelling in the treated areas after the procedure, but this usually clears in a few weeks. In some cases a facelift is performed in conjunction with facial fat grafting.
Are You a Good candidate?
If your face has an overall deflated appearance, then you may be a good candidate for facial rejuvenation with facial fat grafting. If you also have deep folds like nasolabial folds, as well as wrinkles and areas of depression, then this procedure may be right for you. You should also be in good health, and have realistic expectations about fat transfer.
Facial rejuvenation with facial fat grafting can also be used to correct lost volume in the cheekbones. This helps to rebalance the face, and give it a younger look. Fat grafting is an effective way to plump up areas on the face that are void of volume.
Are you considering facial fat grafting? If so, Dr. Kyle Song offers fat grafting at Song Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Song will talk about the benefits of fat grafting and see if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Call to schedule your consultation – (949) 701-4454.