Facial fat transfer is a safe and effective technique used by top plastic surgeons to address a variety of cosmetic situation affecting the face.
Three elements contribute to the signs of age that appear on the face: wrinkling skin, sagging of the soft tissue due to the effects of gravity, and the loss of fullness or volume if the face. Loss of volume is what gives the face the hollow, haggard appearance and all three elements contribute to the overall appearance of advancing age.
These signs of aging can be treated by the facial fat transfer procedure. A facial fat transfer, also known as facial fat injection, is an exciting, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure. Using fat, taken from other places on the patient's body, the plastic surgeon can restore natural, youthful beauty to the face.
This procedure is perfect for patients wanting to reduce the signs of facial aging, but who are not ready for a full facelift. The procedure allows the surgeon to sculpt the contours of your cheeks, chin, and under the eyes. Volume is added to parts of the face, including the lips, as needed.
If your face is beginning to show these signs up age, this procedure may be right for you:
Facial Fat Transfer Procedure
As with any other cosmetic surgery, the first step in facial fat transfer is a conference between patient and surgeon to go over the individual's goals and what can be accomplished during the procedure.
The first step in the actual procedure is the administration of the appropriate anesthetic.
The surgeon will then commence removing (harvesting) excess live fat cells from areas of the patient's body, such as the abdomen, thighs, "love handles" and hips. The fat is specifically processed and made ready for re-injection.
The processed fat is carefully injected into specific regions of the face. The fat doesn't move or shift once it's been inject. It becomes incorporated as living tissue.
Recovery and Healing Time
No facial incisions are made during this procedure, however expect some bruising and swelling. The average time for recovery from fat transfer is approximately one week, possibly a little more based on the individual patient's tendency to bruise.
The risks accompanying a facial fat transfer are few, but they do exist. The most likely negatives are soreness and swelling at the donor or receipt site and a reabsorbing of the transferred fat.
Rare risks involve the possibility of an allergic reaction to the anesthetic, permanent discoloration, a distorted look (if overcorrection has been done), bleeding or infection.
To get the best Facial Fat Transfer discuss your surgery with Dr. Brian Evans a great facelift surgeon who is experienced and board certified.
Dr. Brian Evans is a plastic surgeon in West Hills, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and San Joaquin Community Hospital. A thorough first consultation is scheduled to understand the requirements of patients before procedures are performed. Services provided include the surgical reshaping or augmentation of facial features and breasts, surgical body sculpting procedures, stem cell therapy, surgery for skin cancer and wound care surgery.
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