There are a variety of factors that contribute to the appearance of age in the face. For example, age-induced cellular changes cause the body’s natural collagen production to decline and youthful volume to diminish. As a result, you might experience increased fine lines, wrinkles, deep folds, skin laxity, and areas that appear hollow or sunken. Fat transfer is an all-natural alternative to dermal filler injections that effectively restores lost volume to smooth wrinkles and reduce the appearance of lax skin. When performed by the skilled and experienced surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston fat transfer to the face delivers natural-looking and long-lasting results.
Fat transfer involves harvesting a small amount of fat from a donor part of the body for injection into target areas of the face. Special treatment of the fat cells immediately after harvesting ensures that only healthy cells make the voyage to the new location in the face. Upon injection, the healthy cells restore lost volume, improving the appearance of multiple signs of aging.
Fat transfer offers many of the benefits of dermal fillers, but without the chemicals and related risks. Because fat transfer does not involve the injection of any foreign bodies, it is exceptionally well tolerated.
In addition, treatment is customizable, so you can tailor your fat transfer to address your specific concerns and achieve results that look and feel entirely natural. You can apply your fat transfer to various areas of the face to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, fill areas that have begun to appear hollow, or enhance facial features, such as the cheeks, chin, or lips. Other applications include adding definition to the jawline, filling in recessed scars, restoring youth in the neck, and enhancing harmony and balance in the face. No matter your specific concerns, fat transfer can provide a serious confidence boost without the risks of other treatment methods.
You could be an ideal candidate for fat transfer if you are healthy overall and interested in restoring your youthful fullness or enhancing your features in your face naturally. You should be willing to follow your surgeon’s instructions for your procedure and recovery and feel excited to ultimately realize your best possible results.
You will receive local anesthesia for your fat transfer, so you won’t need to worry about side effects that can occur due to general anesthesia.
Your surgeon will harvest the fat from either your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks using liposuction, gently removing the cells to avoid damaging them. Next, they will place the harvested tissue in a centrifuge to separate the cells from any fluid suctioned out with the fat. Your surgeon will then remove any damaged cells to ensure that only healthy cells are injected into the target area. When the healthy cells are ready to be injected, your surgeon will meticulously administer your fat into the treatment area to achieve your desired results, and ensure you recieve the best fat transfer Houston has to offer.
You can expect your recovery after your fat transfer to be mild and swift compared to other treatments.
You may be able to return to your daily activities in as little as an hour or two after your procedure. However, you will probably want to avoid social interaction for several days to allow any swelling or bruising to subside. While you will notice an immediate increase in volume in treated areas, your full results will appear after your swelling has resolved. Results from fat transfer are permanent, so you won’t have to worry about maintenance treatments to keep your youthful volume.
If you are interested in taking a natural approach to facial rejuvenation with facial fat transfer surgery, please contact us to schedule your consultation. Fat transfer surgery, as performed by our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons offers fast, long-lasting, and ultimately stunning results.
No. Because the process utilizes your body’s natural tissues, there is no risk of reaction or rejection associated with fat transfer.
You should avoid any substances that could thin your blood and increase bleeding or bruising. These include certain medications, herbs, vitamins, and smoking. You should also arrange for someone close to you to drive you home after your treatment. While fat transfer does not require general anesthesia, you may not feel up to driving immediately after your surgery.
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