The Facial Fat Transfer

As people age, the face ages. The most common causes are changes to the soft tissue and the skin. The aging of the skin is also impacted by the movements of the face, the natural aging process, exposure to the sun, lifestyle habits and skin care routines. As time passes, the facial soft tissues gradually drop due to gravity. Although there are numerous issues associated with aging, there are actually two different types of changes. The restoration of more youthful skin is dependent on receiving the right treatment.

Numerous individuals are interested in addressing the loss of fullness in their face. Some of these people have turned to hyaluronic acid fillers because the results are natural and immediate. The main issue with this procedure is the results often last for mere months before another treatment is required to add more volume to the face. For those interested in a more permanent solution for restoring facial volume, there is a procedure called a facial fat transfer. This procedure uses the fat of the patient to restore facial volume.

The facial fat transfer procedure is sterile and begins when an area of the body is selected that contains fat. The most common area is the upper abdominal. During the process, the fat cells are carefully harvested using a sterile technique throughout the procedure. To ensure there is no damage to the fat cells, special instruments are used to inject the fat after it has been processed. The fat is placed into syringes and injected into targeted areas of the face to enhance the volume.

The Most Common Areas for Facial Fat Transfer

The most common areas for this procedure include:

  • Cheeks
  • Beneath the lower eyelids
  • Eyebrows
  • Jaw line
  • Lips
  • Nasolabial folds

Once the fat has been used to add facial volume, the areas that were hollow should be filled. There is an improvement in the nasolabial folds, a lift to the cheeks and a more youthful look to the overall facial appearance. Once you have completed the procedure, you will be able to see some results immediately. It is important to note it will take some time for the fat cells to adapt entirely to their new environment. Once this process is complete, you should see your desired results.

Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More

If you are interested in learning more about the facial fat transfer, or interested in having the procedure to experience the benefits for yourself, be sure to reach out and make an appointment with Chase Lay, MD! At our convenient location in San Jose, CA, our caring and devoted professionals will be pleased to explain this process in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!