Fat Transfers and Grafting
The natural fat under your facial skin helps shape your face and give it a youthful, healthy appearance. However, when fat is lost or diminished, it can impact the features and overall angles of the face. Fat transfer or grafting is a facial cosmetic treatment option to restore volume to the face, using your own fat to safely change the shape of your face. Dr. Rousso offers strategic fat transfer to add volume under the skin and give the face a softer, more youthful appearance.
As you get older, it is normal to lose fat in the face. The rounded cheeks of youth often shrink at adulthood, revealing cheekbones and a more angular face. However, this process can continue and by the late thirties and early forties, the face can become thinner, revealing lines and wrinkles that can make it appear older. Fat transfer can restore the volume to the skin, smoothing wrinkles and plumping the skin. The fat is removed from a donor area on the body, often the hips, thighs or abdomen, purified, then injected into the desired area.
Adding Volume with Fat Transfers
There are many areas that can benefit from fat grafting or transfers. Places where lines develop or appear sunken can be volumized with fat injections. Some popular areas on the face where fat grafting is used include:
- Around the nose and mouth to reduce lines
- Tear troughs
- Sunken temples
- Upper cheeks to reduce eye bags
- Lip augmentation
What makes fat transfer different than dermal filler injections is the use of your own biological material. Since it is your fat that is added, there is no chance of an allergic or adverse reaction that can occur with synthetic materials. Fat transfer results also last longer than dermal fillers, which must be repeated to maintain results.
If you are interested in learning more about facial fat transfer, contact our office in NYC to schedule your consultation with our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Rousso.