This occurs as the face loses the underlying fat slowly with age. Restoring the volume of the face brings back the glory of past days on your face.
Fat transfer is a surgical procedure which transfers person’s own fat cells to certain areas on the face giving more volume.
Fat cells collected by liposuction from the thigh or abdomen after desensitization with local anaesthesia are prepared for injection by washing the cells and separating them from the debris. After giving local or general anaesthesia, the viable fat cells are then re injected using cannula in the desired places on the face using multiple passes for every small volume of viable fat cells. The placement of these viable fat cells at the right place with good blood supply is very critical for the desired long lasting effect. Antibiotics are prescribed to prevent the infection and pain relieving medications may be given if you are experiencing pain or discomfort. The face looks swollen and bruised initially after the procedure. The stitches are removed after a week or so. The final result of the procedure is seen only after three months.
This improves the shape of the face and makes it fuller and younger. As compared with the artificial dermal fillers the transfer of fat cells is safer and does not cause any allergic reaction as they are the body’s own cells.
The results also last much longer than dermal fillers as it involves the transfer of live fat cells in the different pockets of the skin.
Please check with your health plans if fat transfer is covered. Fat transfer is increasingly done along with other cosmetic procedures such as facelift, neck lift and blepharoplasty.
How is the benefit of fat transfer?
Removal of extra skin along with enhancement of volume with fat transfer gives more fuller and youthful effect.
How long will the results last?
The results last much longer than dermal fillers as it involves the transfer of live fat cells in the different pockets of the skin.