Facial Fat Injections Can Restore Facial Volume
As we grow older, the volume of fat tissue in our face reduces, resulting in sinking of the skin. This occurs mostly in the area below our cheekbones and chin region, creating a gaunt, sunken, even skeletal appearance in the face.
A similar situation arises in the event of losing a drastic amount of weight within a short span. After dramatic weight loss, the skin becomes loose and sags along the bone structure of the skull, making us look older than we actually are.
In order to get rid of the sallow appearance and have a healthier, fuller face, we provide a medical procedure called facial fat transfer, or fat grafting.
What Is Facial Fat Transfer?
The facial fat grafting procedure involves fat cell harvesting from various parts of the body that have an excess of fat, such as the outer thigh. The adipose tissue is purified and transferred to the treatment region with the help of injections. The treatment can be applied to enhance the cosmetic appearance of areas like the cheeks, undereye areas, the jawline, and the nasolabial folds.
When Should You Opt for Facial Fat Grafting?
Apart from enhancing the aesthetics of your facial features, fat injections also help in correcting age-related deformities and imperfections. There are several conditions that can be improved upon with fat transfer treatment, including the following:
• Dark circles or undereye bags
• Frown or worry lines
• Sunken cheeks
• Crow’s feet or laugh lines
• Pitted acne scars
• Tired or gaunt appearance
How the Fat Injection Procedure Works
As a result of the aging process, the dermis layer under our skin becomes sparse and thin, leading to a sunken and skeletal face. Fat injections help restore volume and make the face appear more rejuvenated and youthful.
The treatment is comprised of a series of complex procedures, which are performed under strict medical supervision. The patient is given anesthesia, and fat is extracted out of the donor sites using narrow cannulas. The fat cells are then processed in a centrifuge and purified. Finally, the purified fat is carefully injected into the desired recipient site.
The Advantages of Facial Fat Injections
There are several reasons why a large number of people are now trying the fat grafting treatment for themselves.
As opposed to other cosmetic procedures, fat grafting is a minimally invasive medical procedure that does not require the use of general anesthesia. The treatment involves very little pain and no scarring.
The procedure does not require any pre- or post-procedure treatment and is performed without a hospital stay. It is considerably quicker than most procedures and does not require you to take lengthy breaks from work.
The best part of this treatment is the fact that the results are extremely natural-looking and do not give the impression that you have undergone a cosmetic procedure.
Schedule a Facial Fat Grafting Consultation
It is essential to get your facial fat injections performed by a medical professional with a sound knowledge of the procedure. Consider Doctors Roger Friedman, Douglas Forman, and Kathy Huang, board-certified plastic surgeons serving the Washington, D.C., area. Arrange a consultation – contact our office today.