As you get older, your face can lose the fat under the skin that gives it a softer, more youthful appearance. This can cause deeper lines and wrinkles, eye bags, thin lips and change the shape of the face. While dermal fillers can be used to replace lost fat to remedy some of these issues, the results are temporary. Another option is using fat transfer or grafting to resolve many aging issues caused by loss of volume under the skin.
How Does Fat Transfer Work?
A fat transfer is exactly what it sounds like – a transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. A small portion of fat is removed from an area like the abdomen, buttocks or thighs with liposuction, then purified and injected or grafted into the face or lips. Since it is a natural-occurring substance from the same person, there is little risk of a poor reaction. The fat is simply moved to a new area and works to give the skin and tissue volume.
Common places for fat transfers in the face include in the lower cheeks, which can fill nasolabial lines and folds, and the upper cheeks which can minimize eye bags. Lips are another area that can benefit from a fat transfer, adding volume to make lips fuller and soften wrinkles around the mouth. When performed by a talented plastic surgeon, the results can look natural and last for many years, unlike dermal fillers which need repeated treatments to maintain the results.
If you are interested in fat transfer to minimize the aging effects on your face, consult a plastic surgeon that offers this procedure to learn more.
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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peachtree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
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