One of the earliest signs of aging is a loss of volume in the cheeks, temple, mouth, and under-eye area, which often leaves the face looking hollow. The loss of facial fat also plays a significant role in the formation of wrinkles and loose skin. While dermal fillers are a great alternative to help fill in the voids, they aren’t always the right fit for everyone. The long-lasting results and natural look and feel of a facial fat transfer have quickly become the preferred alternative method to restoring facial volume.
In Austin, TX, Dr. Malena Amato offers facial fat transfers, also known as facial fat grafting, to help her clients restore their youthful, full facial contours and help boost their self-confidence.
What Is Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat transfer is a procedure that involves harvesting fat from a secondary location of your body and transferring it to your face after a thorough purification process. It is designed to provide people with a more youthful appearance by using your body’s own resources for a more natural look and feel. Traditionally, the fat injections are inserted into the cheeks, nose, under-eye area, and the corners of the mouth.
5 Reasons to Get A Facial Fat Transfer
1. Look Refreshed and Younger
As we age, our facial fat volume drastically reduces due to loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid production. As a result, the hollows of the face will become more prominent. Depending on a person’s skin elasticity, a skeletal appearance or sagging skin and jowls will become more prevalent. Fat transfers can help reduce these issues, restoring the smooth, supple appearance of your youth.
2. Slim Down Other Areas at the Same Time
To perform a facial fat transfer, we first use liposuction to remove fat from a donor site on the body. Many patients choose to have fat removed from their back, belly, or thighs, as this approach provides the added benefit of shaping and slimming other problem areas.
3. A Convenient, Non-Invasive Procedure
Facial fat transfers are so minimally invasive that patients are free to leave immediately after the procedure has been completed. In addition, the treatment is administered with a topical anesthetic— meaning you’re awake throughout the process. This eliminates the risks and inconvenience associated with general anesthesia.
4. Minimal Recovery Time
Patients who undergo a facial fat transfer procedure are typically authorized to return to their regular routines within several days after their procedure. Do keep in mind that bruising and minor swelling at the injection sites and the areas where fat was grafted are typical for three to four weeks after a fat transfer procedure.
5. Natural, Subtle, Long-Lasting Results
Because the fat that is transferred is produced by you and not chemically produced, the feeling and appearance of a fat transfer are more natural and subtle. Also, your body is less likely to start breaking down the substance at a quicker rate which means your results will last much longer.
Facial Fat Transfer with Dr. Malena Amato
As Austin’s most experienced female Oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Amato’s training and attention to detail will help produce excellent fat grafting results, particularly around the delicate under-eye area.
To learn more about facial fat transfer, contact Eyelid & Facial Surgery Associates today to arrange a personal consultation with Dr. Amato.