Let’s face it – time isn’t exactly our friend. No matter what perspective you look at it from, you cannot deny that you’re always fighting against time. We fight time when it comes to attaining success. We fight time when it comes to sharing precious moments with loved ones. We even fight time when it comes to our own bodies.
Time often gets the best of us and we all have to eventually give in. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t slow things down. Your face might start to develop wrinkles and fine lines, but medical innovation always manages to catch up.
Today, we’re going to discuss one such innovation: facial fat grafting.
Facial Fat Grafting: Natural Rejuvenation
Facial fat grafting refers to a method of natural facial rejuvenation. The procedure involves transferring fat from various parts of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, and flanks, to the face. This allows Dr. Gantous to restore volume and fullness to the patient’s face. In the end, the patient benefits from a more youthful-looking facial appearance.
Facial fat grafting can fix the following facial issues:
• Thinning lips
• Loss of volume in the cheeks
• Tear troughs
• Lines and wrinkles
• Cheek folds
• Hollowness around the eyes
Facial fat grafting was originally developed almost 100 years ago as a way to fill facial scars and prevent them from being too noticeable. Needless to say, the procedure has evolved significantly over the ages, and the techniques used today are far more advanced. The innovations in technique are exactly why facial fat grafting is used for cosmetic purposes today.
Facial fat grafting is quite similar to treatments involving injectable fillers. The difference is that the patient’s own fat is being used to correct common facial problems. As a result, it’s one of the safest procedures out there. The risk of allergic reactions or side effects is minimal. Plus, the results of facial fat grafting tend to last much longer than fillers.
The Fat-Transfer Procedure
The fat-transfer procedure involves first harvesting fat from the chosen area. The appropriate area is usually determined by Dr. Gantous. Once the fat is gently harvested, it is purified to remove dead and damaged fat cells, along with any unnecessary fluids. The purified fat is injected evenly into the target areas on the face. This fat restores volume and offers comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Injecting the fat cells into the face at key regions can take some time. It must be performed with great care and patience, because only healthy fat cells that connect to the blood stream in their new locations can survive and thrive. The healthier the cells are, the longer the results will last.
The Recovery Process
After the facial fat-grafting procedure, you will have to avoid any intense activities for a few days and rest up. Staying home from work for a time may be required.
Some mild bruising and swelling will likely occur in the harvesting and grafting areas. However, they do not last long and will disappear in a matter of a few weeks. Cold compresses can aid in the healing process.
Visit Dr. Gantous
You need a plastic surgeon who understands your aesthetic goals and who will prioritize your safety and overall health. Dr. Andres Gantous is an experienced facial plastic surgery specialist with numerous satisfied patients. Contact us today to get started with your consultation.