When we are young, we have a fuller, ripe appearance and as we age, the skin appears deflated. This is due to volume loss to the face, which most physicians generally try to restore with fillers.
What is Fat Transfer / Fat Grafting?
Fat transfer – also known as fat grafting – is a minor procedure that involves the transfer of fat from the thighs or abdomen to the face, breasts, or buttocks in order to restore volume and minimize wrinkling of the skin.
Volume loss is most visible around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline, where facial fat grafting can help rejuvenate the face. Many plastic surgeons perform blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or a full or mini facelift to rejuvenate the face.
In the fat transfer procedure, only a tiny amount of fat is removed, unlike a liposuction procedure. Grafted fat has greater blood supply with higher chances of survival and the results are smoother.
Fat transfer is minimally invasive and does not require conventional facial incisions. The fat is injected into various areas of the face.
The fat transfer procedure takes only a couple of hours and is performed in a clinic setting. It is gaining in popularity due to its minimally invasive nature.
However, fat transfer is a surgically artistic procedure that needs to be performed by a skilled surgeon.
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