As we age, our bodies start to change, because of years of exposure to things that just aren’t good for us but also thanks to the unstoppable process of getting older. This applies to the skin, too, of course, and there are a few different options for dealing with these changes – facial fat grafting is one of these options. Read on for information on facial fat grafting and its many benefits!
What Is Facial Fat Grafting?
Facial implants and facial fat grafting are both used to give volume to the face. In a facial implant procedure, a synthetic material is used. In a facial fat grafting procedure, fat is taken from one area of the body – such as the abdomen or thighs – and transferred to the face. This can help to restore lost volume in the face, which can improve the appearance of wrinkles and can also give volume to cheeks that have started to become sunken in (which can definitely make you look older). There are many benefits to choosing this procedure:
- It is safe. Because the fat is taken from the patient’s own body, there are no concerns about an allergic reaction, and the procedure is considered to be safe for most patients.
- There is little hassle involved. Facial fat grafting is an outpatient procedure, so you don’t need to check into the hospital for an overnight stay.
- There is little downtime needed. A local anesthesia is used, and at most there may be some mild swelling and bruising, so there is no need for a lot of recovery time afterwards.
- It can be used with other procedures. Depending on your cosmetic surgery goals, you may choose to have a facial fat grafting procedure on its own, or you may opt to have it with another procedure such as a facelift.
It is inevitable that our skin will begin to show the effects of aging, but we don’t have to accept it! If a loss of volume in the face is making you look older than you are, facial fat grafting may be the procedure for you. Contact Mao Facial Plastic Surgery in Orange, Connecticut, for a facial fat grafting consultation. Call (203) 907-0501 today!