As we age we tend to lose collagen in our face. Unfortunately loss of volume in areas such as cheeks and underneath our eyes will make men and women appear older. One solution to this problem is facial fat grafting. Facial fat grafting is the process of moving fat from a part of the body that you don’t want it, and transferring it to an area that has a loss in volume.While a facelift has traditionally been the solution to facial aging,facial fat grafting also beautifully rejuvenates the face. There are some immense benefits related to facial fat grafting, and these are looked at below.
Benefits of choosing facial fat grafting
- Facial fat grafting replenishes lost facial volume by using the patient’s own fat to fill in the deflated areas of the face. This is the ideal filler, as there is less chance of infection.
- The downtime for facial fat grafting is minimal when compared to traditional surgery. It takes 3-4 days to recover from a fat grafting procedure, while a much lengthier time is required for traditional surgery.
- Facial fat grafting is essentially 2 procedures. Fat is first harvested via liposuction from donor areas where there is usually excess fat, such as the abdomen and hips. The fat is then purified, after which it is injected into the hollow and deflated regions of the face in order to restore volume. The areas from which the fat has been removed will look sleeker and more contoured, and the face will look fuller and younger.
These are a few of the benefits to be gained from choosing facial fat grafting for facial rejuvenation (Click here). If you want plumper cheeks and a younger looking face, then ask your doctor about facial fat grafting. If you are living in Irvine or Orange County, you can contact Song Plastic Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song. During your consultation he will review your areas of concern and discuss your options with you.