What is Facial Fat Transfer?

Many people seek non-surgical procedures to help improve and maintain their youthful look. Facial fat transfer, also referred to as facial fat grafting, is a procedure that offers an alternative to more invasive injectable treatments with long-term results. During the process, fat is removed from one area of the body via a small incision and then purified and injected into areas of the face where volume has been lost as we age. 

Facial fat transfer can dramatically improve aesthetic appearance by improving contours and restoring facial volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance that lasts for years. With natural-looking results and no risk of an allergic reaction, facial fat transfer is becoming popular for those who want longer-lasting effects with minimal downtime.

When is Facial Fat Transfer Used?

Facial fat transfer is a relatively new procedure highly effective in treating several common signs of facial aging. Filling in the following areas with fat can help you regain much of the volume that has been lost due to aging: 

  • Eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Lips

Dr. Mentz can address even deeper wrinkles and fold lines with facial fat transfer in Houston. The beauty of this treatment lies in its ability to add in areas that previously may have felt lacking in volume or contour. Now you can change the look of your face and reduce signs of aging all at once.

What are the Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial Fat transfer offers many benefits, such as:

  • Reducing wrinkles 
  • Smoothing fine lines
  • Augmenting volume-deficient areas with natural-looking results
  • Very little to no scarring

With fat grafting, you can minimize the appearance of facial hollows and wrinkles once and for all. Plus, the results are long-lasting - giving you beautiful results that will last for years. With its wide range of advantages, it’s no wonder why fat grafting is becoming a popular choice among patients looking to enhance their facial features.

What is the Procedure for Facial Fat Transfer?

  • The three-step process begins with extracting the fat from a donor area via liposuction. 
  • Second, the fat must be decanted, centrifuged, and processed to purify it. 
  • Finally, it is reinjected into the area that needs improvement.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

If you're considering facial fat grafting in Houston, there are many factors to consider before deciding if it's the right decision for you. First, it's essential to determine your aesthetic goals with the procedure and ensure that the outcome is something we can realistically achieve with facial fat transfer. Ultimately, our experienced plastic surgeon can help you to ascertain if this option is right for you.

What is the recovery for facial fat grafting?

After a facial fat transfer, the most common side effects are minimal swelling, bruising, and pain. This is simply part of the healing process. The swelling will peak the days after your procedure but should subside to a more comfortable level by the week's end. Using cold compresses is an effective way to manage any increase in inflammation or pain. Regarding engaging in activity, patients should plan for a week or so spent at home with minimal exertion before slowly working back into their routine; anything deemed strenuous should be delayed until otherwise instructed by your doctor.

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