It has been shown that many of the changes in the aging face are attributed to loss of volume. These areas are first noticed around the eyes and mouth resulting in a less youthful look.
By utilizing advanced liposuction techniques, fat can be harvested from one part of the body, and injected into another area to create additional volume, correct contour defects, and provide an overall youthful look.
THE BENEFITS OF AUTOLOGOUS FAT TRANSFER PROCEDURE
Unlike synthetic fillers, autologous (your own) fat has the potential to stay for many years, until it is metabolized by the body. Depending on the area where the fat transfer procedure takes place, about 60% of the fat will remain for many years, and 40% will be absorbed in four months. Most of our patients admit that unlike other synthetic fillers, fat has a more natural look and feel to it. The most common areas filled are the under eyes, mid-face, and around the mouth.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FAT TRANSFER PROCEDURE
The procedure is very often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as lower eyelid blepharoplasty and face lift procedures, but can be performed alone depending on the preoperative appearance of the face. Postoperatively there is usually swelling for one to three weeks and virtually no scars are visible. Fat transfer to the face could allow for a fuller and more youthful looking face.
Contact us today for more information about our state-of-the-art fat transfer procedure, or to schedule a consultation.