Facial fat grafting is an innovative facial rejuvenation technique that helps reverse the signs of ageing providing a more youthful appearance. This will restore lost facial volume that is a result of the ageing process. Lost body fat in the face generally makes a person look older. Inserting fat into the face can make a person appear more vibrant and youthful.
Facial fat grafting can be used to enhance the results of facelifts or even be performed in its own right as a standalone procedure without any incisions being performed.
There are several steps involved in facial fat grafting. The procedure involves:
Throughout the procedure, patients will receive a local anaesthetic, so any pain and discomfort will be minimised.
After the facial fat grafting, you may experience headaches or nausea as a result of the local anaesthetic.You may experience some swelling and bruising, which will fade within the following few days. Surgeons will be able to give appropriate medication for pain management following the procedure.You will be able to notice the results of this procedure immediately after the swelling has resided. You will have a natural looking face with additional volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. The procedure will also be able to reduce wrinkles, frown lines, depressions in the skin and scars.
While facial fat grafting is an effective method for increasing volume of the face, it is not the only procedure which will achieve this results. Facial fat grafting is often compared to facial injections such as dermal fillers. The main differences between facial fat grafting and cosmetic injectables include:
Before you make a final decision between fat grafting and injectables, make sure to discuss your goals and desired outcomes with your surgeon in order to achieve the best result.
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