We’re living in times of constant exposure. In addition to going to work and attending the usual networking, social, and family events, you see your image plastered all over the internet — Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and your company’s website, to name a few. And if you’re in the swipe left/swipe right dating scene, you are also exposed to potential love matches making a decision about contacting you within seconds. Therefore, it makes sense to be constantly aware of the role physical appearance plays in everyday life. If you’ve been feeling self-conscious for a while and are wondering about cosmetic enhancements, you may have come across face fat transfers. The concept sounds interesting. But, what is it, exactly? What can you expect from such a procedure? And, what’s the average age of people who get them?
What is fat transfer to the face?
Facial fat transfer — also known as facial fat rejuvenation — is a procedure that involves harvesting fat from another part of your body and transferring it to your face. It is a process designed to provide people with a more youthful appearance, as well as to correct scarring on the face. Traditionally, these fat injections are inserted into the under-eye area, cheeks, nose, and corners of the mouth.
Once the fat is removed from another part of the body, healthy and undamaged cells are separated to be used in the facial transfer. Once the process has been completed, you will be able to go home within a couple of hours.
What’s the average age people get face fat transfers?
Fat volume peaks in your twenties. This is why most people this age have an attractive, filled-out facial appearance when they’re this young. Once a person is in their 30s, their face may start to lose some of that fullness — yet they still tend to look relatively young. Once a person reaches their mid-forties to early fifties, they start to experience that hollowed-out look, while still retaining sufficient skin elasticity to make fat transfers a viable option.
Benefits of Fat Transfer to Face
1. Look refreshed and younger
As a person ages, their facial fat volume is reduced. As a result, you may end up with hollowed cheeks and/or an indentation at the front of your neck. Depending on the person’s skin elasticity, they may also end up with a skeletal appearance or sagging jowls. Fat transfers reduce these issues, giving your face a smooth, youthful appearance.
2. Doesn’t require incisions
Facial fat transfers involve injecting fat into the areas of your face you want to enhance. There is no need to cut your skin or worry about scars and long recovery times. This is an attractive alternative for individuals who wish to undergo a cosmetic enhancement without the need for surgery.
3. Outpatient procedure
Face fat transfers are so minimally invasive, that patients are able to walk out of the office after the procedure has been completed. In addition, the procedure is done with local anesthesia — meaning that you are awake throughout the process. This eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia.
4. Better results
At Innovations Medical, we offer a technique called fat autograft muscle injection (FAMI). Although facial fat transfers have been around for several decades, FAMI takes into account the path of the blood vessels in your face (your vascular paths) for optimal results designed specifically for your face.
Fat Transfer to Face Recovery Time
Patients who undergo facial fat transfers can typically return to their regular routines within several days after the procedure. However, do note that bruising and minor swelling is typical for approximately three weeks after the procedure has been completed.
If You’re Thinking About Cosmetic Procedures, Contact Innovations Medical
If you’re looking to reshape your body and boost your self-confidence, Innovations Medical is here for you. We’ll answer your questions and resolve any concerns you have about cosmetic surgery services. We’ve been helping our patients look their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.