Changes Achievable with Facial Fat TransferFebruary 12, 2022
Many cosmetic treatments aim to rejuvenate the face, but few are as effective as fat grafting. The procedure involves harvesting fat from one part of the body — usually the abdomen, where a patient does not mind losing a little fat — and moving it to another part that could use some extra volume.
Patients view fat transfer as more natural than other procedures since it utilizes their own fat cells to enhance their faces. They are further pleased to learn that fat grafting is permanent. While not all fat cells survive the transfer, those that do should remain indefinitely, particularly if the patient maintains a steady weight.
Dr. Min S. Ahn, a prominent facial plastic surgeon, discusses some of the transformative changes that are attainable with facial fat grafting:
Filling in Undereye Bags
When skin starts to sag on the face, the round pads of fat that rest just below the eye tend to sink along with the skin. This creates undereye bags (or hollowed out spaces) that age the face. Dr. Ahn can graft donor fat to this area to restore fullness to the eyes for a younger and better rested appearance.
Full cheeks are a sign of a youthful face. As the face ages, however, the cheek fat gradually diminishes and drifts lower on the face and the cheeks look flatter or even sunken. With fat grafting, Dr. Ahn can insert fat back into the cheeks to restore the appearance of “baby fat” that is considered attractive.
Minimizing Prominent Folds and Creases
Lines on the face can become deeper with age thanks to fat loss. Fat grafting helps to fill in deep lines and achieve a smoother facial appearance. Many patients choose to target the nasolabial folds, the lines that extend from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Speak to Dr. Ahn
Dr. Ahn receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from his patients for his ability to graft fat in a way that looks natural and not puffy. If you have wanted to add more volume to your aging face, please call The Aesthetic Wellness Center at (508) 366-2020 today to arrange a consultation.