When we age, the first place it becomes apparent is in our face. Lines form around our eyes, nose, and mouth. Science has not come up with a way to prevent aging; however, there is something that we can do to slow it down. Fat transfer is a non-surgical way to fill in the lines in the face, giving us a younger and vibrant appearance.
What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is where excess fat is harvested from a portion of the body and then transferred to another part. Liposuction is used to remove fat from a person’s thighs, around the abdomen, and their buttocks. After the fat is cleaned, it is prepared for transfer. Next, fine needles are used to inject the fat into the parts of the face that needs to be treated. The result is similar to what a person experiences when they use other cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® to minimize the appearance of wrinkles in the face.
What Makes Fat Transfer Beneficial?
One of the benefits of fat transfer is that it does not use chemicals that can have a damaging effect on you. The natural volume needed to smooth out the skin comes from your own fat. Since this process uses your body’s resources, it is highly unlikely that you will experience complications. Fat transfer is an excellent option for people who are allergic to some of the chemicals that are used in other skin rejuvenation treatments.
What Is the Fat Transfer Procedure like?
Since the fat transfer procedure includes fat being harvested and cleaned from the body before it is transferred, this procedure will take longer compared to other procedures that use chemicals to rejuvenate the skin. The procedure begins with a local anesthetic being placed over the area where the fat is harvested. After making a small incision, your treatment provider will remove fat through liposuction. It will then be prepared for use on targeted areas on your face. A patient should expect that there could be some minor swelling and bruising once the procedure has been completed. The swelling and bruising will last up to two weeks.
Can Anyone Have a Fat Transfer?
The fat transfer procedure is perfect for individuals who are concerned with lines that have developed around their mouth as well as those that develop around the eyes. Some lines on the nose and forehead can also be treated. Individuals whose cheeks have become hollow because of aging or whose lips have become thinner are also great candidates for this procedure.
Before undergoing this procedure, a person should be in good health. If they have any pre-existing health conditions, especially conditions that affect their skin, they should discuss these with our medical team to make sure that this procedure is right for them.
If you are interested in a fat transfer treatment to minimize lines and wrinkles, our team at Facial Aesthetic Concepts can help. We will work with you to help you get the best possible results. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule your consultation.