A facial fat transfer, also known as a microlipoinjection, is a type of facial lift and revitalization procedure that utilizes the fat from one’s own body to fill up key facial areas. The early signs of aging are among the most common cosmetic concerns people have as they get older. Often times, they appear in the facial region first.
It may develop as lack of moisture and excessive dry skin, a tired and gaunt appearance, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles. Fortunately, a microlipoinjection can help solve these aesthetic issues and bring back your youthful good looks.
Facial fat transfers are also known as autologous fat injections as the fat is usually taken from the patient’s own body. The injection of fat not only cures the previously mentioned ailments but also improves the quality of skin, making it appear smoother and more vibrant. The process is non-invasive and can be tailored to suit needs of each individual area of the face such as the cheeks, lips, and areas under the eyes among others.
The Steps Involved in a Microlipoinjection Procedure
There are three basic steps involved in a facial fat transfer procedure. The first is liposuction, which is the collection of fat from other sources in the body. Some common areas used by plastic surgeons are the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks.
The second step involves isolating the fat cells collected from the sources and cleansing them for transplant. The final step is injecting the fat cells into the affected areas of the face to fill up gaps and lines to enhance features and shape.
Who Should Go for Microlipoinjections
Facial fat transfer procedures are typically meant for adults who are looking to remove skin defects and the signs of aging. Microlipoinjections can also be used for augmenting the lips and rejuvenating the areas around the eyebrows and temples.
Apart from some cosmetic enhancements, those suffering from lipoatrophy, the localized loss of fat tissue, can undergo this procedure and fill up the contours of the face and regain the healthy and youthful look they desire.
Advantages of Facial Fat Transfer Over Other Forms of Fillers
The most significant advantage of this procedure is its autologous nature. Since fat is harvested from the body, there are almost zero chances of any entry of foreign particles or bacteria. This makes it particularly effective for people with sensitive skins and allergies.
In addition to this, the fat is easily injected and is incorporated into the body more naturally when compared to injectable fillers. Specific locations of the face can be more accurately targeted for better results.
Another major advantage of microlipoinjection is the lifetime of enhancement that is provided by injecting fat cells. Fat injections can effectively last for months or years with minimum maintenance. Even though the effects of time may show up at some point in the future, you can rest easy knowing that it is a ways off and the results you have will stay with you for a long time.
Compared to this, other forms of facial fillers contain artificial chemicals such as hyaluronic acid which begins to break down and disintegrate with time, making additional treatments necessary in a few months. Hence, facial injections are not only healthier, they deliver better results and last longer compared to other forms of face filling procedures.
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Facial fat transfers can provide you with a youthful and vibrant look with your own fat rather than using synthetic chemicals. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact board-certified surgeon Dr. Steve Byrd today.