If you’re looking to reduce the effect that ageing has on your face, then fat grafting (sometimes called autologous fat transfer) could be a smart option for you. It’s probably not a surprise to you that as we age, usually the most obvious place it shows is our face.
Fortunately these days there are several treatments you can use to reduce the effects of aging. Anti-wrinkle injections are popular for getting rid of wrinkles, as are dermal fillers, which can also be used to add volume to different parts of your face.
But there’s another interesting method that’s used these days that not as many people have heard of. It’s called fat grafting and it has quickly become a popular method for creating fullness in various areas of the face.
How it works is that first, some fat is grafted from your abdomen or thighs. Once the fat is removed from your body by syringe, it’s then injected into the areas of your face that you want to augment.
Sometimes re-grafting is needed. After the first treatment, a percentage of the grafted fat will undergo re-absorption, which sometimes necessitates additional procedures. Often your surgeon will initially inject a larger quantity than needed in anticipation of losing some volume over time.
The goal of fat grafting face contouring is to create a natural looking shape that compliments your face and results in improved quality of life.
Dr Rizk advocates the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
As we age, both men and women can experience a loss in volume of fat content in the face. In the first instance, this may sound like a good thing, however, each person is unique and such a change around the mid-face region can affect individuals differently, leading to have an aged appearance with sunken cheeks and loose, sagging skin around the mid-face and chin area. This can also be caused if the individual has recently experienced significant weight loss.
Face contouring surgery, also known as “fat grafting” or “fat transfer” to the face is becoming an increasingly popular option as it gives the patient a more natural-looking result. The procedure to transfer and graft fat to the face is minimally-invasive, considerably less painful and leaves no scars.
To rejuvenate your face and regain your youthful appearance once again, fat transfer to the face from other parts of your body (usually from the stomach or thighs) can be transplanted into the mid-section of the face. The amazing results of fat contouring are noticeable immediately as the face volumised and tightened, restoring what time may have taken away over the years and giving you a healthy, vibrant glow.