Have you ever wished you could take fat from one area of your body, and place it somewhere else? Well, that’s essentially what happens with facial fat grafting. If you notice your face losing volume as you age, you might consider facial fat grafting and the many benefits it has to offer.
To begin the fat grafting process, liposuction techniques will be used to harvest fat from another part of the body. Liposuction is a commonly requested procedure that uses tiny incisions to remove stubborn fat from almost anywhere on the body. Most individuals have an abundance of excess fat in their abdomen, hips, and buttocks that can be used for fat grafting. When you choose to have a facial fat-graft, you also receive the slimming benefits of liposuction in one of these areas!
Once your fat has been harvested and purified, it can be injected into the target area. The fat can be used to reshape the chin, restore lost volume in the cheeks, enhance the lips, or fill hollow areas beneath the eyes. The results are natural looking facial definition with improved contours. Your face will be looking rejuvenated and youthful after receiving a fat graft.
Dermal fillers are used in many of the same ways as fat grafting, however, fat grafting offers a more natural solution by using your own body fat, rather than man-made gel. A fat graft also offers longer lasting results, while fillers are temporary and require follow-up sessions to maintain. After your fat-graft, your face will continue to naturally age with the rest of your body.
To learn more about facial fat grafting or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao, contact our office today.
Jerome D. Chao, MD FACS
13 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
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