Everyone is aware that aging can produce wrinkles, lines, and creases. However, not everyone understands the implications of age-related volume loss in terms of how it changes appearance. A loss of facial fat volume can create hollow-looking, depleted contours that make you look fatigued. Volume loss can change the shape of your face as well, causing you to feel disoriented when you look in the mirror.
What is Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat transfer (also called fat grafting, fat injections, and autologous facial fat transfer) utilizes the client’s own fat to augment and rejuvenate sunken, age-depleted facial contours. Using liposuction, the fat is harvested from an area of the body where it is plentiful, such as the hips, thighs, flanks, belly, or buttocks. This provides a secondary benefit of sculpting the donor area.
Once the fat has been purified and sterilized, it is then injected into flattened areas strategically. Facial fat transfer is an excellent solution for those who want a more natural look than can be achieved with fillers or surgery. The treatment can restore fullness and radiance to the cheeks, temples, eye areas, and lips with long-lasting results.