Fat Transfer or Facelift?

As you age, you may notice that things have naturally begun to slide a little, well, south. This may have you considering fighting back against time with a myriad of over the counter creams and lotions promoted to fight against gravity and firm up the skin. You may have even considered a facelift in order to lift everything back up to its natural place and smooth out wrinkles. While over the counter creams and lotions certainly have their place, and facelifts have some benefits, the best way to fight facial sagging and wrinkles is to have a facial fat transfer. Dr. Johnson performs facial fat transfers on patients who looking to turn back the clock and look younger and explains why fat transfers are better than facelifts for fighting facial sagging and wrinkles.

So, why exactly are facial fat transfer the best way to fight facial sagging and wrinkles? Facial fat transfer is the best way to fight sagging and wrinkles because it is the loss of fat volume, not gravity, that makes you look older. As a matter of fact, gravity has very little to do with it at all. Fat volume peaks in our early twenties, filling out our faces nicely and keeping our skin taut and everything in place. When fat volume begins to diminish, things start moving and changing. This can cause the face to look gaunt or hollow in some areas like the cheeks and temples. Wrinkles and creases also develop, and even skin quality, brightness, and elasticity diminish as fat decreases.

Fat transfer can restore facial fat volume, quickly and easily, without the downtime of a traditional facelift. A traditional facelift procedure is a major surgery, and requires the lifting and stretching back up over the face in order to smooth out wrinkles. Because the fat transfer procedure is minimally invasive, patients return to work and activities in a matter of days, versus weeks of recovery and downtime that are required with facelift surgery. Because fat transfer takes fat from the patient’s own body through shutterstock_211817164liposuction and injects it into the face, there is no need to put the patient under general anesthesia. Instead, patients are numbed using a tumescent fluid in the area of collection. There are also only tiny scars with a facial fat transfer, in comparison to a facelift that leaves behind scars – often behind the ears or hidden in the hairline.

Also, facial fat transfer is also more favorable in comparison to facelifts because the results are permanent, while facelift results will age as the patient ages. The skin is also tightened and refreshed as a result of fat transfer.

To find out if you are a candidate for facial fat transfer, call Dr. Johnson today at 214.347.8867

Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
Contact us with any questions or call our Dallas office at 214-643-8665.