As people grow older, they lose the fat content and elasticity in their skin. This is most evident on their faces, especially the mid-face area or the chin. When they lose fat, their faces lose volume and their cheeks appear sunken, making their faces appear much smaller. This can also be seen in people who have lost a significant amount of weight.

Through modern-day cosmetic procedures, it is possible for these people to regain their youthful appearance. One of these procedures is known as facial fat grafting and involves transplanting fat from another part of the body to their face. This procedure is known to give people a healthy glow and rejuvenate their skin, making them appear better and more youthful.

How Facial Fat Grafting Is Performed

Thanks to advanced and innovative methods, cosmetic professionals have designed the technique of facial fat grafting, which effectively restores and rejuvenates a person’s appearance. This procedure involves using your own body’s fat tissue to help restore volume to your face. This makes it an autologous procedure.

During this procedure, a skilled professional facial plastic surgeon carefully removes some amount of fat from a donor site on your body that you choose. This helps maintain its viability. The surgeon then filters the fat and injects it into areas of your face that appear sunken or have lost volume due to age. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed using local anesthesia. Typically, the procedure takes around an hour and a half and you’re allowed to go back home immediate after.

How Does This Procedure Help Restore Volume?

This facial-rejuvenation procedure helps increase the volume of your cheeks and face. It lifts up sagging and deflated skin that naturally occurs as you grow older. Facial fat grafting is also useful in filling up the hollowness around your eyes and improving the appearance of acne scars. This procedure is also used to straighten jawlines. This overall increase in facial volume results in a more youthful appearance with natural-looking contours.

Although fat grafting is somewhat similar to temporary dermal filler injections, you need to understand that these procedures cannot be interchanged. Patients who need fat grafts will have different requirements than those who need dermal fillers.

Who Is Qualified for Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is often used to restore volume and improve your face’s contours. Typically, older patients choose this procedure because it is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to reduce wrinkles and hollow spots in their faces. Fat grafting adds volume to their aging faces. This procedure is also gaining popularity among younger patients. These patients are more interested in gaining prominent cheekbones and enhancing the appearance of their chins.

The Advantages of Fat Grafting

This is a minimally invasive procedure which only requires local anesthesia. It is relatively painless. It’s also a simple procedure which requires no hospital stay. Facial fat grafting also offers very natural-looking results that produce no post-surgical marks. The procedure has no downtime, so you don’t have to stay away from work or daily activities.

Make an Appointment for a Consultation

Dr. Burke Chegar is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. If you would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Chegar, contact our office today.