Fat transfer to the face creates a more attractive, youthful, rested facial appearance without the use of incisions by enhancing facial volume. Sometimes additional volume can be added to enhance and contour a younger face. Other times volume is added to restore what has been lost over time.
When to use fat transfer?
Over time the facial tissues thin and sag. When sagging is pronounced traditional lift procedures are needed. When sagging is minimal or absent and thinning is the only problem, then replacing volume with fat transfer techniques will create results superior to surgical lift procedures. Many times patients need to combine surgical lift procedures with volume enhancing to achieve optimum results.
Who is a candidate for fat transfer rejunvenation?
By the late 20’s to early 30’s almost everyone has begun to loose facial volume. This volume loss gradually increases with each year. As the tissues thin around the eyes the brows droop and bags appear to protrude under the eyes. The cheeks acquire a drawn look. The chin looses its projection and over all strength, jowls form. All these unsightly changes can be improved and even eradicated by precise, artful volume restoration.
As with any cosmetic plastic surgery, realistic expectations are important. Patients need to fully understand what the procedure can and cannot achieve. You should have all your questions answered before the surgery. Just as importantly, you should listen carefully and completely to your surgeon’s answers and explanations.
Who else will benefit from fat transfer?
Young individuals who desire more volume in certain areas of the face such as the cheeks or lips, will also benefit from volume enhancement.
Is fat transfer the only way to create a more youthful vigorous appearance of the face?
No. Traditional surgical face lifts are needed when there is significant sagging of the skin. If the skin texture is poor, with many wrinkles and creases, laser skin treatments may be needed either alone or in combination with traditional face lift and/or non-surgical face lift techniques.
How is fat transfer performed?
The procedure is usually performed using no only local anesthesia or light sedation depending on the material used.
How do I recover following non-surgical face lift?
Most patients have moderate to no pain. Keep the head elevated and apply cold compresses up to 48 hours. Bruising is uncommon but is possible with any injection. Fat may have a longer period of swelling. After 48 hours you may begin to resume normal activity.
What are the risks associated with non-surgical face lift?
When done by a skilled, experienced surgeon such as Dr Perry, complications are extremely rare. The few that do exist include:
Take the first step: If you are considering non-surgical face lift, schedule a consultation with Dr Perry. At your consultation Dr. Perry will carefully listen to your concerns and goals, perform the appropriate examination, answer any questions and explain your options often using computer imaging.