As we age, our face loses the fatty tissue that gives our cheeks their youthful, plump look. When trying to combat the visible signs of aging, most people focus on replacing the lost collagen and hyaluronic acid and forget about replenishing the lost fat. A facial fat transfer replaces this lost fat by grafting excess fat from other parts of your body and transferring it to your face. We offer facial fat transfer treatments at The Plastic Surgery Center for patients looking for a natural way to restore facial volume and correct the visible signs of aging.
Do you want to find out if you are a candidate for a facial fat transfer procedure? Contact our offices in Sarasota or Bradenton today for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott!
WHAT IS A FACIAL FAT TRANSFER?
A facial fat transfer is a facial rejuvenation treatment that transfers excess fat cells from the hips, thighs, or buttocks to the face. This is considered an autologous treatment because the fat cells are grafted from your own body, so there is little chance of an adverse reaction or the body rejecting the treatment. It also ensures your results will be natural-looking and longer-lasting. The most common areas for a facial fat transfer are the cheeks, the jaw line, the lips and around the eyes.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Dr. Scott will start by taking small samples of fat from parts of your body such as the thighs, abdomen or butt. This fat is then transferred and added to the parts of the face where the fat is needed most. This can be done as an individual procedure, or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, like a facelift.
WHAT CAN A FACIAL FAT TRANSFER TREAT?
Other than being used as a safe way to fill out the face, facial fat transfers also help with a variety of other signs of aging. The Adipose Stem Cells (ASC) located within the fat can help treat and improve the appearance of visible signs of aging like frown lines, under-eye bags, and crow’s feet. ASCs are the regenerative cells found in our skin, body and fat cells. When these ASCs are injected into the face, they turn into fresh fat cells in the face.
Facial Fat Transfer can improve the appearance of:
- Frown lines
- Sunken cheeks
- Under-eye bags
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR FACIAL FAT TRANSFER?
Facial fat transfer is a good treatment option for most patients interested in combating the visible signs of aging. During your initial consultation, Dr. Scott will review your overall health, medical history, and goals of treatment, and recommend the appropriate treatment plan for you.
If you are looking for a way to fight the visible signs of aging in a safe, natural way, a facial fat transfer might be the right choice for you! Contact our offices in Bradenton today for further information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott!