We go our whole lives trying to lose weight and thinking that fat is the enemy. However, there is one part of the body where fat is not only tolerated but desired: The face. We want plump baby face cheeks like we did in our youth, and the only way to get there is by having fat on our face.
Unfortunately, not everyone is gifted with this fat. Someone may have fat, but it’s in the places of their body they don’t want it, such as the thighs or the butt. The good news is that there is a way to transfer this fat to places where you do need it. This is called a facial fat transfer, and it’s a way to eliminate fat in the problem areas of your body and place it where it’s needed.
What is a Facial Fat Transfer?
When we age, our face loses the fatty tissue that gives our cheeks their youthful, plump look. While most people are paying attention to the lost collagen and hyaluronic acid, they forget about the lost fat. A facial fat transfer looks to replace this lost fat with a transfer or graft from other parts of your body.
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 procedures like a facelift.
The most common areas for a facial fat transfer are the cheeks, the jaw line, the lips and around the eyes.
What Does a Facial Fat Transfer Help?
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. Some of these signs include:
- Frown lines
- Sunken cheeks
- Under-eye bags
- Crows feet
- Fine lines
Each of these can be solved with the Adipose Stem Cells (ASC) located within the fat. 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.
Am I A Good Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?
The great thing about this procedure is that since the fat cells are coming from your body, there is practically no chance for the body to reject the procedure. It also ensures your results will be natural-looking and longer-lasting.
If you’re looking for a way to fight against the signs of aging in a safe, natural way. Talk to a member of our medical team about getting a facial fat transfer. Call and schedule your consultation today!