Facial fat transfer is an exciting facial rejuvenation procedure which restores the face to its natural, youthful beauty. This minimally invasive procedure uses a patient’s own fat which is removed from an area of excess like the abdomen or hips and then reinjected into areas like the cheeks and beneath the eyes to restore lost volume. Fat transfer can improve a hollow, haggard or drawn facial appearance which commonly occurs with age. While often performed on its own, fat transfer can be combined with other procedures like the facelift or eyelid surgery for those seeking more total rejuvenation.
Improving the Signs of Facial Aging
Facial aging is comprised of three main factors: sagging of soft tissues, wrinkling of the skin, and the loss of elasticity and volume in the face. As your face loses volume, it can lead to a hollow or sunken look. In recent years, surgeons have come to realize the importance of addressing volume loss when rejuvenating the face. While there are a variety of injectable fillers currently available, fat transfer allows patients to naturally restore lost volume, sculpt the face, and conceal wrinkles and lines for a more youthful, beautiful look.
Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer
One of the primary benefits of facial fat transfer is the use of the patient’s own fat which reduces the risk of complications like allergic reaction or rejection associated with synthetic fillers or implants. This makes it a generally safer procedure which also tends to produce more natural results. Furthermore, with today’s advanced techniques, the results can be very long-lasting.
If you feel facial fat transfer is right for you, contact Dr. Buckingham today by calling (512) 401-2500 or e-mail us to schedule a consultation.