Fat Transfer/Fat Grafting to the Face
As we age, we lose collagen and the underlying tissues on our faces begin to break down. The result is a hollow, tired or skeletal appearance. Fat transfer procedures can be combined with a face lift or performed as a sole procedure to restore the youthful look to an area of the face. This rejuvenating procedure is the process of taking small amounts of fat from one area of the body and transferring fat cells into another area. The fat can be harvested during a liposuction procedure from the abdomen area, thighs, buttock area or any other suitable area.
Fat transfer is used to rejuvenate many areas of the face that include: adding fullness to the cheeks, minimize lines between the nose and mouth, reshape the nose, restore volume to the tear troughs under the eyes, adding fullness to the lips, chin and jawline, correct skin depressions and scars, minimize forehead wrinkles and fill in scars.
Fat grafting/fat transfer can be used for many areas including the buttocks, the breasts, liposuction defects and the back of the hands.