What Is Fat Transfer To Face and How is It Done?

Fat injection, fat grafting, and facial fat rejuvenation are some common terms that are used to describe fat transfer to the face via a cosmetic procedure with injections. Fats from one part of the body are extracted and used as fillers on the face to improve appearance.

The aim of the procedure is to enhance the volume of cheeks, alter the contours and reduce wrinkle appearance. Fat transfer to the face helps in the restoration of facial fullness lost as a result of aging and improves the skin quality and texture of facial skin.

This technique is used in areas like lips, temples, cheeks, eyelids, and lines around lips, eyes, and cheeks.

Facial fat grafting is sometimes used in combination with other cosmetic procedures (such as a mini facelift around the eyes) to get the best results.

Although facial rejuvenation changes the contouring and volume, there is only minimal lifting and tightening of tissues. So, candidates with tremendous saggy facial skin might need a facelift surgery. Your plastic surgeon will discuss all the options with you and decide the best procedure for you to get the best results.

For the fat transfer to face in Mumbai, Dr. Siddharth Prakash is a renowned Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon practicing at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. He is an alumnus of KEM Hospital, Mumbai, and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Benefits of Fat Transfer to Face

Diminish the signs of aging

As a result of aging collagen production decreases. Collagen is a protein that helps our skin look plump and younger. So, when collagen levels decrease, skin cells become less elastic and result in wrinkles and saggy skin. So, fat transfer is an excellent process to fill lines, enhance contours and restore the volume of sunken areas of the face, especially the cheeks.

However, if you are looking to fix very aged skin, you might opt for derma fillers. But the fat transfer is a more natural and organic approach than derma fillers.

Long-Lasting Results

50 to 70% of the transferred fat stays in the skin and develops blood vessels and therefore you get permanent results. However, derma fillers result diminishes after 6 months and you need to have to follow up injections.

Less Invasive

Fat transfer to the face involves very small needles which means the procedure is very less invasive and recovery time is only a few weeks.

Who is an ideal candidate for the procedure?

An ideal candidate for this procedure should be in good mental and physical health and have an ideal body weight. You should have a positive outlook and want to improve your facial contours, and facial volume, and reduce your wrinkles and fine lines.

How is this Process done?

This process includes unwanted or unnecessary fat removal from one area of the body by liposuction and then injecting it into the face.

Donor areas include thighs, arms, belly, and hips. These fat cells are then purified and then injected into the desired area of the face. This process is done by an expert plastic surgeon and takes an only half-hour to 45 minutes.

Before injection, you’ll receive local anesthesia and you will be discharged right after the procedure and will observe immediate results.

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