Facial Fat Transfer
Most people find themselves with pockets of stubborn fat in different areas of their bodies, and hollowed-out facial cheekbones as they get older. But what if you could use unwanted, excess fat in one area of the body to improve another? The facial fat transfer technique offered by Wotowic Plastic Surgery does just that.
What is a Facial Fat Transfer?
A facial fat transfer is a cosmetic treatment that’s designed to reduce signs of aging by filling in certain areas of the face with one’s own fat. Unlike dermal fillers that use synthetic chemicals, a facial fat transfer requires the removal of excess fat which is them administered to fill in wrinkles and fine lines while improving facial volume in the process.
Facial fat transfers can inject life back into your dull appearance and make you feel young again. The procedure is designed to take fat from where there’s too much – the thighs, the knees, the hips, the stomach. Then add them to where you really need them -your lips, cheeks, chin, and around your eyes.
The Benefits of Facial Fat Transfers
Since the fat used is harvested from a patient’s body, there’s no need to worry about allergic reactions. Facial fat transfers can add voluptuous volume back into your lips, address marionette lines, improve deepening nasolabial folds, vanish scars, and create a natural-looking appearance. The results experienced are significant and long-lasting.
Good Candidates for Facial Fat Transfers
Nearly all healthy individuals with no serious illnesses can qualify for this treatment. However, you must have an appropriate amount of excess fat that can be harvested for the treatment. Fat transfers are ideal for those looking for an all-natural filler to rejuvenate their own skin without any risk of foreign matter or infections.
What Happens During Treatment?
This procedure makes use of anesthesia and can take an hour or more to complete, depending on the amount of fat to be transferred. First, potential fat sites are examined, and the harvesting is done in the designated area(s). Anesthesia is applied at the harvest fat site to help keep you feeling comfortable. A cannula is inserted, and then the extraction begins.
Once the fat is removed it will then be purified with the help a centrifuge. All impurities must be removed before proceeding to the next stage.
Finally, after the fat has been extracted, washed, and purified, it is re-injected into the body. A thin needle is inserted into the augmentation point. The fatty tissue is carefully deposited until the desired corrections are achieved. A dressing or bandage is finally applied to the grafted area to finish things off.
What Happens After Treatment?
Most people can return to their normal activity levels within a week or two. There will be mild swelling present at the augmentation site, but this is temporary and should quickly go away as long as the area is kept warm and given plenty of rest and relaxation.
The cosmetic results are usually immediately apparent. But you should notice the final results within a few weeks after all the healing is complete. Healing is complete when all swelling has dissipated, leaving you with your natural-looking, long-lasting aesthetic improvements.
Contact Our Office
The skilled team at Wotowic Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the youthful look you desire with facial fat injections. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule an informative consultation today.