What is facial fat grafting?

Is the fat in your face slowly melting away, leaving your skin droopy and slack? Losing fat from the face can make you look far older than you are. While dermal fillers are a very popular option for restoring volume lost in the mid-face due to aging, facial fat grafting is also a great way to replenish supple, youthful volume to facial hollows.But what is facial fat grafting and how does it work.

What is facial fat grafting?
Facial fat grafting also known as fat transfer, is a minimally invasive procedure that restores facial contours using fat transplanted from other parts of the body. The fat used for fat grafting is typically taken from areas where you have excess body fat, such as the abdomen and flanks.

Fat transfer is an in-office procedure that is done under local anesthesia. Areas that respond well to facial fat grafting include the cheeks, chin, and upper eyelid hollows.

Facial fat grafting is an appealing option to traditional surgery, because it does not require any incisions. Downtime is minimal, but patients can expect to experience some swelling and bruising, which takes about 7-14 days to resolve.

How does it work?
The fat is first harvested from the donor area using a micro-cannula (small tube). The fat is then purified, in order to separate the cells and growth factors that are to be transferred. The fat is then injected into the hollow areas of the face.

If you’d like to restore youthful plumpness to your face, facial fat grafting can give you the lifted, smooth appearance you desire.

Facial fat grafting is available at Awaken Aesthetics located in Torrance, CA, serving the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Call us today at 310-791-2233 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Liu.

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