As time goes by, we lose volume in our faces due to a variety of factors, including bone loss, sun exposure, hormonal changes, and even yo-yo dieting. This reduction in facial fat and collagen can cause wrinkles and lower our skin’s youthful elasticity. Although you might enjoy the loss of your baby fat, losing volume in your face in adulthood can make you appear older, more tired, and less attractive. Luckily, there is a simple way to turn back the clock: a facial fat transfer procedure.
Facial Fat Transfer Procedure
What is a facial fat transfer procedure?
A facial fat transfer can add volume back to areas where it has been lost. During the procedure, some of your own fat will be extracted using a process similar to liposuction. Then, this fat will be processed and combined with stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to make the procedure last longer. After that, the fat will be injected into the area you are concerned about to add volume. Typically, this will be around the eyes, cheeks, or jawline.
What is the fat removal procedure like?
A fatty area of the body, like the thighs, hips, lower back, or abdomen, will provide the fat needed for the procedure. The fat is harvested through a very small hole, into which a thin cannula is inserted, and only about 120 to 150 cubic centimeters (cc) of fat are needed for the procedure. This is a minimally invasive technique that can be completed in hidden areas of the body, so you will not typically need to worry about scarring. In addition, local anesthesia can lessen your discomfort.
What is the recovery process like?
After a facial fat transfer, you will experience bruising and swelling for a couple of weeks as your body adjusts to the change. You may wish to take time off work and avoid social occasions for a few days until your face returns to its normal appearance.
How long will the results last?
The results of a facial fat transfer procedure can last up to six years. If the fat were simply transferred and not processed, this would not be possible. However, by mixing your fat with stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), we can increase the longevity of your results by 40%. Without processing, the results would last around three years. With processing, the results can last five or six years.
To plump up and rejuvenate your face, consider investing in a facial fat transfer. This amazing technology will help you appear more youthful, energized, and awake. Plus, it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles! Although the results are not permanent, you will enjoy a younger-looking face for several years. The process is quick and simple, and you won’t be left with conspicuous scars. If you are interested in scheduling a facial fat transfer procedure or simply learning more about this revolutionary process, please contact DermaHealth Laser & Skin Care Clinic if you live in southwest Missouri. Schedule a free consultation online or give us a call at 417-447-7777 to get started.