Facial fat transfer is a dynamic procedure – it can do a lot to improve one’s appearance, minimize wrinkles, and reduce the signs of aging. Fat is smooth and supple. This factor is essential as the fat can easily fill in places in the face that volume may be lacking. The volume of fat that we have in our face decreases as we age, which can leave many people looking dull, or may give them an “older” appearance.
Dermal fillers are also used to restore volume. There are several types of fillers in use – including natural options like those with hyaluronic acid or collagen. Other types of dermal fillers are synthetic, like silicone. They are injected under the skin of the face in order to fill lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars, and plump up areas that are lacking volume from fat loss or degeneration. Fillers are fairly easy and quick and give immediate results.
Dermal fillers can be quickly administered, which is something that many people like. Most fillers last six to nine months. While this means repeated treatments are necessary, it also allows for adjustment over time as our faces age and change. Patients who opt for facial fat transfer procedures typically need only one procedure – as results of facial fat transfers are very long lasting (a decade or more)..
There is minimal bruising and recovery with dermal fillers, which can be a plus for many individuals. Facial fat transfer can cause some bruising that lasts about one to two weeks on average. Facial fat transfer represents a bigger initial investment in time and money, but gives a better, and longer lasting result. Fat transfer can also deliver much more volume which can also give a more youthful result. Facial fat transfer also comes directly from the patient, so there is no chance of rejection or adverse allergic reaction. The greater volume and long lasting nature of fat transfer make it the more economic choice in the long run.
Additionally, fat transfer also gives patients the added benefit of improving the skin’s quality, as transferred fat signals the body to send more blood and nutrients, like collagen, to the face. This leaves the skin looking toned, healthy, and tightened.
Call Dr. Johnson now to make your holiday appointment for a fat transfer, and put your best face forward this holiday season and many more. Call 214.347.8667 today!