If you’re looking for a way to look more youthful, then you may want to consider facial fat grafting. This procedure has proven results that add more roundness to the face and results in a supple, younger appearance.
WHAT IS FACIAL FAT GRAFTING?
Facial fat grafting harvests fat cells from other parts of the body such as the stomach, thighs or buttocks. This procedure is also called lipofilling or autologous fat transplantation. It’s a minimally invasive surgical procedure that’s safe and effective.
WHICH AREAS OF THE FACE DOES FACIAL FAT GRAFTING HELP?
This procedure helps to fill in sunken areas of the face or deeply embedded lines and wrinkles. One of the reasons that people begin to look more aged is because they lose fat in their face. This creates a deflated look over time which can be solved with facial fat grafting. We can help remove marionette creases around your mouth, plump up your lips and add volume to your cheeks. Facial fat grafting can help the skin around your eyes to look youthful again too.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR FACIAL FAT GRAFTING?
If you have no long-term health issues, then facial fat grafting could be for you. This type of plastic surgery is best for patients with deep wrinkles and gaunt features. If you’ve lost volume in your cheeks and under your eyes, and you’re seeking a way to restore your appearance it’s a great solution for you.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE PROCEDURE?
When you opt for facial fat grafting, you’ll have your surgical treatment done in our medical facility. After you receive an anesthetic, we’ll make a small incision at the fat removal site and retrieve the fat to be used in the grafting. We prepare the fat for placement, and we use very fine tubes to inject the fat into your face to fill in the grooves, lines and sunken areas.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM SURGERY?
Once the facial fat grafting process is over your face may be slightly swollen for up to 3 weeks. We recommend allowing yourself 7 to 10 days of healing time before resuming your regular activities. There may be some bruising and drainage after the procedure as well. You should get plenty of rest and stay out of the sun during your recovery time. We will prescribe pain medication if you need it and provide you with complete instructions for your aftercare period.
Most patients who receive facial fat grafting see long-lasting results in the removal of wrinkles and plumping up the facial features. When you’re ready to look your best, we’re here to help you. Contact us at Cusimano MD Plastic Surgery for your facial fat grafting consultation today.