Facial Fat Grafting: Put Excess Fat to Good Use

Published on March 24, 2017 by

There are times when a person loses a significant amount of weight and as a result, they may lose a lot of volume from their face as well. This can give their face a gaunt and sunken appearance. With facial fat grafting, however, this does not have to be a concern

Facial fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess amounts of fat from certain parts of the body and injecting it into the face. Transferring some extra fat from the butt or thighs into the face will help give the face some of its volume back and put some of your extra fat to good use.

Facial Fat Grafting Vs. Plastic Surgery

Facial fat grafting is a great option for you if you want to undergo a facial rejuvenation without having to commit to a more invasive plastic surgery procedure. Facial fat injections can add volume, fullness, and life back to your face. The overall result looks much more natural than the results produced by other procedures.

What is the Autologous Fat Transfer Technique?

Facial fat grafting is also known as microlipoinjection and can be used to add volume and shape to the cheeks, the area under the eyes, the chin, and even the lips. During the procedure, your surgeon will utilize excess body fat from certain locations to fill in the hollow spaces in the face.

Autologous fat transfer is completely safe since the procedure uses fat sourced from your own body. It doesn’t involve the use or injection of any foreign or unnatural substances into the face, meaning that the risks of developing an allergic reaction or encountering any difficulties are significantly minimized.

What Are the Steps Involved in Facial Fat Grafting?

There are three basic steps involved in the facial fat grafting procedure:

• Excess fat is harvested from areas like the buttock, thighs, abdomen, and jowls. This is done through liposuction.
• The harvested fat is kept isolated and the fat cells are purified thoroughly.
• The purified fat cells will then be injected into the areas of the face and body that are in need of some volume and and shape.

Ideal Candidates for Facial Fat Grafting

Ideal candidates for this procedure are men and women who have started to lose volume from their face and have fine lines, wrinkles, marionette lines, thin lips, and hollows in the face that are located under the eyes and under the cheekbones.

People with depressions in the face or who want fuller lips and cheeks and want to get rid of any creases, frown and smile lines and wrinkles on the face can opt for facial fat grafting. You will also need to be in good health and be ready to follow any instructions given to you by your surgeon.

These instructions may require you to stop taking certain medications, stop smoking, and provide a past medical history. By adhering to these qualifications, you can ensure that you receive the best results possible.

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For help understanding the facial fat grafting technique, you should consult an experienced plastic surgeon. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Steve Byrd, a board-certified plastic surgeon, contact our office today!

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