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Along with wrinkling and droopy skin, facial volume loss is becoming more and more well-known as a common part of the aging process. Facial volume can be restored using facial fat grafting.

Fat grafting takes a person’s fat cells and transfers them into different zones of the person’s body to build volume. Through this method, areas of the face like the jaws, cheeks, lips, and eye area can be rejuvenated.

Through a delicate process of fat-cell harvesting, purification, and microdroplet infusion, facial fat grafting has been used to enhance the volume of the face, addressing facial gauntness and wrinkles.

Because volume loss can be especially visible around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline, it may be best to combine several cosmetic procedures for more comprehensive revitalization. Fat grafting can be used with blepharoplasty (corrective eyelid surgery) and a facelift to provide targeted and long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

The Facial Fat Grafting Procedure

Fat grafting includes taking fat from the abdomen, flanks, or thighs to inject into specific regions of the face. Only small amounts of fat are harvested, so this should not be compared with liposuction.

Utilizing small cannulae (tubes with sharp ends and a little gap through which the fat cells pass), the surgeon deposits small beads of purified fat into the hollow areas of the face. By utilizing this microdroplet strategy, transferred fat has a significantly higher chance of connecting with the blood supply. This results in the fat surviving more easily in the new region and for longer, and it also ensures smoother results.

While facial fat grafting is typically quite effective and long-lasting, it’s important to remember that the aging process will still occur. What this means is that new wrinkles can still form and new volume loss can continue to take place. Because of this, additional treatments may be required over time.

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The results of the facial fat grafting procedure will differ between individuals and can be influenced by the plastic surgeon’s level of expertise, especially in regard to fat harvesting.

Because of this, it is essential to select your plastic surgeon with great care. Choose a skilled medical professional and discuss your desired results with them prior to the surgery during a consultation.

At Marietta Plastic Surgery, you’ll be able to meet with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to find out more about facial fat grafting. As part of your consultation, you can look at before-and-after photos, ask any questions you may have, and learn a great deal about the procedure. You’ll find out about the best way to prepare, the details of the procedure, and how to best heal and recover afterwards.

Contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to arrange your consultation!

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