Fat grafting involves transferring small amounts of processed fat taken from the patient’s own body and inserting it strategically into areas of the face, cheeks or eyelids in order to naturally contour the face, reduce the signs of aging or enhance certain features. This procedure can add a natural fullness and volume under the skin for a youthful appearance. At Vantage Plastic Surgery, we offer facial fat grafting as one of our anti-aging procedures at our clinics in UES Manhattan and Brooklyn.
As you age, you may lose fat under the skin, especially on the face. The skin loses volume due to loss of collagen and elastin, and the fat stores dissipate. The result is the obvious signs of aging – lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, hollows and a gaunt appearance. Fat transfer to the face is one way to combat these changes. By replacing lost fat in specific areas, the face can look more youthful. Some of the areas that can benefit from facial fat grafting include:
- Tear troughs or under the eyes
- Chin or jawline
Any area that is showing signs of lines, wrinkles or hollows can be filled with a facial fat transfer to give the face and skin more volume.
Benefits of Fat Transfer for Facial Enhancement
Fat transfers to the face act similarly to dermal fillers, but it is natural. The fat is harvested from the patient’s body, purified and then injected into the desired area. Not only is there little risk of a negative reaction or side effects, but the fat looks and feels natural. Another benefit is that fat can be removed from areas where the patient wants to lose fat, like the abdomen or thighs. Facial fat grafting is a permanent option to improve the volume under the skin versus dermal fillers that are temporary.
Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is an experienced facial fat grafting surgeon with years of expertise using advanced fat transfer techniques. If you want to erase the signs of aging in your face, fat transfers may be one of the procedures Dr. Shteynberg may recommend for creating a more youthful appearance. To learn more about facial fat grafting and the rest of our anti-aging treatments and plastic surgeries, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery in NYC. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Shteynberg to discuss your procedure options.