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Facial Fat Grafting

Fat has a tendency to gather around areas that make the body look unattractive. Fat transfer procedures were developed to redistribute the fat in order to sculpt the shape and figure while also enhancing another region of the body. This technique is used to improve the aesthetic appeal of the face, and it is called facial fat grafting.

Here is some information about the treatment that will be helpful if you are thinking about cosmetic facial enhancement.

What Exactly Is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is a surgical procedure that is used to eliminate the signs of aging from the face. It involves harvesting fat from other parts of your body and depositing it in certain target areas of the face.

Facial fat grafting can be used to fill hollow areas of the face and erase lines and wrinkles. Although some of the deposited fat gets processed by the body gradually, the results of this procedure can last for several months or years, even permanently in some cases.

How Does Facial Fat Grafting Work?

The first part of facial fat grafting involves harvesting excess fat using liposuction. The fat is taken from parts of the body such as the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, thighs, hips, and love handles. The extracted fat is purified using a centrifuge, as only whole and undamaged fat cells can be used for the procedure.

The fat is then re-injected into the target areas on your face using hypodermic needles. The deposited fat will raise the skin to provide a healthy, ample look to the face and effectively get rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is usually a good fit for anyone who wants to enhance the volume of certain areas in their face. As it involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, you will need to have fat deposits that can be used.

People who suffer from problems related to blood circulation or any other medical disorders that may complicate the process will need to follow the advice of their healthcare practitioner.

What Is the Recovery Time for the Treatment?

As every facial fat grafting procedure is designed to suit the unique requirements of the patient, the recovery time varies. Some patients are able to resume their daily routine within hours, but some others may have to wait up to two days to ensure that no complications are caused.

Patients may experience swelling and mild discomfort, but if they follow all post-operative instructions properly, these issues will subside within a couple of days.

Find Out More

Facial fat grafting is a surgical cosmetic procedure, and like all other such treatments, you must make sure that you consult an expert. Make sure that you find out everything about the treatment from an expert before you choose to get it done.

Dr. Anthony Bared, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is an expert when it comes to facial rejuvenation and more. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for a facial fat grafting consultation.

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Dr. Anthony Bared

Dr. Anthony Bared, MD, FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and hair restoration. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Bared by calling 800-943-7295.

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