Facial Fat Grafting: What Is It & Who Should Get It

Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting: What Is It & Who Should Get It

Aging can really take a toll on our bodies, especially our skin and face. If you want to restore fullness in your face and fill in your fine lines and wrinkles, fat grafting may be the perfect procedure for you. Here’s how to undergo facial rejuvenation with fat grafting.

What Is Fat Grafting

Fat grafting, also known as a fat transfer, takes fat from other parts of your body to replace the lost fat and volume in your face. Some times people use fat transfers for other procedures too, like breast augmentations. Typically, the fat is taken from the patient’s thigh through liposculpture and injected into different areas of the face (or breast). You may consider a facial fat transfer if you notice you have:

  • Sunken cheeks
  • Fine lines between eyelids and cheek
  • Deflating cheekbones
  • Worry lines
  • Smile lines

A lot of patients find fat grafting desirable because it is more familiar than an implant. Your body is less likely to reject a fat transfer since it has already been a part of your body. Unlike injections, a significant portion of the fat transfer may remain in your face, lessening the need for recurrent injections. Since the fat injection is part of your body, the results are often natural and authentic looking. 

Who Should Get It?

Wondering if you’re a good candidate for fat grafting? This kind of procedure is best for men and women over the age of 40 whos bodies have shown visible signs of aging. If you’re interested in a fat transfer you must be in generally good health and can not be pregnant or breastfeeding. If you take blood thinners or are a heavy smoker, it is advised you reconsider this kind of procedure. You also must have a suitable donor region to extract the excess fat from. 

Fat grafting is a relatively simple and efficient way to increase your confidence and revive your facial features. If you’re over the age of 40 and are uncomfortable with the scars of aging, you may want to consider a fat transfer.

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