The majority of middle-aged people probably think they have too much fat and too many wrinkles. Now, through facial fat transfer, the former can eradicate the latter. At Enhanced Medical Images, skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Marko can add fullness to areas that lack volume via this procedure. Also known as fat grafting, the results look natural, not like you’ve had “work” done. You simply look younger and rejuvenated, without that age-revealing gaunt appearance or any scarring. It’s a long-lasting and, in many cases, permanent alternative to facial fillers.
How Fat Transfer Can Help
Dr. Marko carefully analyzes the changes you want made to your face, and this requires technical prowess. Fat transfer is used to fill in or plump up various parts of the face, treating:
- Crow’s feet
- Deep nasal labial folds
- Drooping eyebrows
- Forehead wrinkles
- Lines between the eyes
- Smile lines
- Smoker’s lines
Fat transfer can also reduce the appearance of acne scars, increase lip volume and fill in depressions. Use it to highlight cheekbones or improve sunken temples. It is also a useful procedure for those who have lost a great deal of weight and now appear pinched.
A Little Liposuction
Fat removal is done through liposuction in a part of your body that’s been “diet-resistant.” In addition to a refreshed face, you’ll also lose some of that stubborn fat no amount of dieting or exercise eliminates. The fat is then mixed with platelet rich protein before injection, which makes the fat more suitable for transfer and aids the healing process.
You are under local anesthesia as your fat cells are injected into the appropriate section of your face. Facial fat transfer requires the surgeon to picture your face in a three-dimensional way, and Dr. Marko is an artist as much as a surgeon. No stitches are necessary.
Few Side Effects
Fat transfers cause few, if any, side effects, with the exception of some minor swelling and bruising immediately after the procedure. Because your own fat is used, there is little chance of an allergic reaction. Downtime is minimal. Post-treatment, you may have to restrict more rigorous activities for a while so that the injected fat establishes a good blood supply. While you will see a difference immediately, it’s not until three or four month after the procedure that the full effects are evident.
Turn back the hands of time and restore your face to its youthful look – and put that unwanted fat to good use.
If you’re interested in fat transfers, nobody does them better than Dr. Marko and his team at Enhanced Images Medical. If you would like to schedule your personalized fat transfer procedure, give us a call or contact us online today.