Facial fat transfer procedures are taking over some traditional anti-aging treatments. Long-lasting results mean fat grafting achieves what dermal fillers alone can’t. This facial sculpting technique also boasts a rapid recovery and scar-free results!
Did you know that fat pads in our faces shrink with age? We lose some of the natural hydration, elasticity and soft cushion that lend a youthful appearance to our features. Beginning in their 30s or 40s, many people notice that they develop hollows under their eyes and their cheeks and lips begin to appear flatter and thinner.
Fat transfer surgery uses your own fat taken from areas of the body where you have some to spare. It’s reintroduced with a sculptor’s precision just where you need it most. The younger-looking, revitalized contours are incredibly natural to the eye and to the touch.
What Facial Areas Can Fat Transfer Enhance?
The midface typically begins to lose fullness, flatten or sag some time in mid-life. Thick, cohesive hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are specially designed for the cheek and jawline areas to provide lasting volume and lifting power. When a patient desires a comprehensive “soft lift” rejuvenation of their whole face, structural contouring of the cheeks provides a foundation for stunning results.
The temples can appear sunken as a natural part of the aging process. A fat grafting treatment for hollow temples lends a softer, younger appearance to the upper face.
Under Eye Hollows
The under-eye area, also referred to as the tear toughs, is a popular zone for dermal filler treatment. Because the supportive tissue around the eyes and eyelid skin become more lax with age, fat pads may shift, or diminish, leaving hollows. Indentations under the eyes cast shadows which no amount of concealer can cover. Fat transfer to the under eyes creates the smooth transition between cheek and lid that instantly brightens the face.
Fat Grafting Surgery Is Also Popular to Treat:
- The mouth/lips
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Marionette or jowl indents
- The back of the hands
How is a Facial Fat Transfer Performed?
When you arrive at Aesthetx for your procedure, you’ll begin a two-step process. First, fat is removed from desired areas using liposuction, then treated to purify the fat stem cells for reinjection. The PureGraft system extracts cleaner, more concentrated fat grafts than previous technology so the results are predictable and precise.
The next step is to artfully inject “microdroplets” into the target treatment area. The fat droplets are injected deeply with balanced coverage throughout tissue layers so that the cells integrate well and establish a healthy blood supply. We also use nanofat to refine lines and lower eyelids to improve texture and color. Our specialized approach to fat transfers ensures the most natural and long-lasting outcomes for our clients.
Ready to Schedule Your Fat Transfer Consultation?
Aesthetx offers informative and in-depth consultations to help you choose your best enhancement plan. To schedule a consultation for facial fat transfer, contact Aesthetx in San Jose at (408) 559-7177.