Fat transfer has become an immensely popular procedure in recent years, with the Brazilian butt lift being one of the most notable procedures. However, fat transfer can be used to achieve several different aesthetic goals.
Facial fat transfer procedures were designed to add more volume to the face, giving it a more youthful appearance. To achieve this, excess fat is removed from another area of the body such as thighs or stomach, before it is processed and injected into the face.
The procedure has several key benefits and can be used for everything from reducing acne scars and plumping up your lips to reconstructing the face after an accident or botched surgery. And naturally, it can also be used to contour your face and freshen up your appearance.
Understanding the Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer
Fat transfer injections are often referred to as permanent fillers and are capable of creating soft, natural results that can be enjoyed for years.
Once the excess fat has been harvested from a specific area, it will need to be purified before it can be injected into the face.
Along with having a more contoured face, patients can also fill out hollow cheeks and eyes and plump up their lips. The volume that the face loses because of age is what makes the face appear more youthful, once this volume is restored, so is your appearance.
Facial Fat Transfer Recovery
Following your facial fat transfer procedure with top plastic surgeon such as Dr Zurek, there will be some bruising and swelling, which is completely natural and will subside within a week or two. If the bruising and swelling persist for longer than two weeks, you will be able to use makeup to cover it up so that you can return to work. Most patients will take at least a week off work to allow their face to recover.
Facial Fat Transfer Candidates
Before you go ahead and schedule your procedure, know that it isn’t suitable for everyone. Your first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified surgeon who can thoroughly asses your face and your medical history to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Some of the considerations will be whether you’re in good health physically, have lost contour and volume in particular areas of your face, what your smoking habits are and if you have enough excess fat to complete the procedure.
It’s also important to tell your surgeon whether you’ve had problems with anaesthetic in the past and if you’re prone to bruising and bleeding. Your surgeon will also want to know about any medications and supplements that you might be taking as some of them can cause adverse effects.
If you’re deemed an ideal candidate for the procedure, your plastic surgeon will provide you with a few dos and don’ts that will help you prepare for your procedure. Since realistic expectations are a must for any type of surgical procedure, your surgeon will ensure that you know exactly what to expect in terms of results too.