Volume loss in the face is expected as part of the natural aging process; however, modern day patients are opting to turn back the clock and restore loss of volume in the face with a facial fat grafting procedure.
Facial volume loss is usually more significant around the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Although facial creases including laugh lines, smile lines and crow’s-feet, as well as acne scars and sunken areas of the face, lips and cheeks can benefit from a fat grafting procedure. Fat can also be used to minimize lines between your nose and mouth, correct skin depressions, indentations and minimize forehead wrinkles.
A facial fat grafting procedure consists of gentle fat harvesting, a fat purification process and, last, a micro-droplet fat injection technique. Fat grafting involves removing fat from one’s own body to inject into regions of the face that have started to lose fat, appearing creased and sunken. Since very minimal amounts of fat are removed for facial fat grafting, this procedure is not equated with liposuction. Using small, 1mm cannulas, the fat is injected as little droplets throughout the areas of the face that need repair.
Why are patients choosing fat grafting over more traditional facial fillers?
For these reasons and more, patients are seeking facial fat transfer procedures to correct volume loss that comes along with aging. It is best to talk to your board certified plastic surgeon about your options in having a fat grafting procedure!
Dr. Joseph Berardi is an accomplished and ABPS board certified surgeon who is widely considered to be one of the best plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.