Facial fat transfer or grafting is a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure which allows us to sculpt and restore the face to its natural youthful beauty. Fat grafting has been in existence for many years, and we have seen for years that fat injected into the face has corrected problems with wrinkles, loss of facial volume secondary to generalized facial atrophy, fat atrophy, decrease in bony size, and other aging effects.
Fat harvested from your body can be an effective means for filling in deep facial lines, nasolabial folds, and sunken eyes. It may be performed in conjunction with facelifting to address both major causes of facial aging: sagging and deflation. The sagging is corrected by the facelift, and the fat that has been lost with age is replaced to create the most natural and youthful look possible.
Your own fat is extracted by means of liposuction and injected deep within the structures of the face to accentuate the cheekbones, midface, lips, cheeks, chin, nose, temples and jawline to reshape the face. About 40-50% of the fat will be permanent, some patients may benefit from an additional grafting . The procedure uses minimally invasive methods and requires minimal downtime.