The aging process is an unavoidable part of life. No matter how much we try, we can’t help but get older. However, that doesn’t mean you need to live with visible signs of aging. If you are struggling with wrinkles, fine lines, drooping skin, and a loss of volume that has created hollows, there is a solution for you. You don’t have to endure invasive surgery. Fat transfer – or fat grafting – is a safe, outpatient procedure that can restore volume to your face. Recapture your youth and use your own fat to make the difference.
What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer involves using excess fat from your body to act as a natural, dermal filler. Fat is initially removed from the buttocks or abdomen through liposuction. The fat is then cleansed and purified before it is injected into your face. You can then enjoy immediate results as lines are reduced and you gain more volume. Fat transfer treatments offer a safe, lasting solution. Risks are minimal because it uses a natural substance from your own body with effective results.
What is Involved during Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure. Your plastic surgeon will begin by applying a local anesthetic to the area where liposuction will be performed. Tiny incisions are made, a cannula is inserted, and the fat is sucked out. Your incisions will be closed and you will wait while the fat is prepared for injection. Once the fat is cleansed, it will be injected into the areas of your face to be treated. Typical areas include the forehead, the nasolabial folds along the mouth, and crow’s feet.
What to Expect after Your Treatment
After your procedure, you may experience some redness, bruising, or swelling for several days. You will then see the immediate effects of fat transfer as your lines and wrinkles are reduced. Fat transfer gives you the opportunity to have a more youthful appearance without having to endure surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in filling in lines and wrinkles while restoring volume to your cheeks, fat transfer could be the perfect solution for you. At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer both surgical and non-surgical options and our team will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatments for your needs. Contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule your consultation.