As we age, we lose volume in our faces. This is due to a decrease in fat cells and a decrease in the quality of the cells. This loss of volume leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and a general loss of youthful appearance. However, we can perform a facial fat transfer to restore your depleting fat reserves and reverse the signs of aging.
Facial Deflation: The Reason You Look Old & Tired
As we age, we start to look a little bit different. Fine lines appear, skin loses elasticity, and our faces sag. Until recently, it was assumed that most signs of aging occurred because of facial sagging. However, the loss of fatty tissue from the face plays a bigger role in the signs of aging, making your face look gaunt and tired. Dr. Fathimani offers facial fat transfer to restore volume to your face and make you look more youthful.
What is Facial Fat Transfer?
A facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that reverses the signs of aging on your face. This procedure involves harvesting excess fat from another area of your body, such as your thighs or buttocks, and injecting it into your face. The fat is usually injected into the cheeks, under the eyes, or other areas suffering from deflated volume. Facial fat transfer can fill out fine lines, wrinkles, and creases and make your face look fuller.
Facial Fat Transfer: Recovery & Downtime
The recovery from a facial fat transfer is typically quick and easy, with most people able to return to normal activities within a few days. There may be some bruising and swelling around the injection sites, but this should dissipate within a week. You must avoid vigorous exercise or any activities that could cause excessive sweating for the first few days after the procedure.
Facial Fat Transfer: Results & Longevity
One of the main benefits of a facial fat transfer is that it provides a natural-looking result. The fat that is injected comes from your own body, so it is not rejected by the body and will not create an unnatural or artificial appearance. The results of facial fat transfer can last for several years, although touch-ups may be needed over time as facial aging continues.
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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a multi-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic surgeries. He listens to your goals and concerns, discusses your treatment options, and recommends the least invasive techniques possible to address your goals. He also ensures you feel safe and supported throughout the surgical process. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Fathimani to explore your facial fat transfer options.