WHAT IS A FACIAL FAT TRANSFER (FAT GRAFTING, FAT INJECTIONS)?
Many of the visible signs of facial aging result from the breakdown of the underlying facial tissues, which is an inevitable part of the natural aging process. These facial tissues are responsible for giving the skin its youthfully full, healthy appearance, and their deterioration leads to a loss of facial volume and an increase in the visibility of facial wrinkles and lines, causing the face to appear tired and sunken. By restoring depleted facial volume and filling in unsightly creases, wrinkles and folds, facial fat transfers provide minimally invasive treatment options that serve as an effective countermeasure to these problematic aesthetic developments, and create a natural rejuvenation of one’s overall facial appearance.
Facial fat transfers are commonly used for the following purposes:
- To minimize the appearance of nasolabial folds (lines running downard from the nose to the mouth, “laugh lines”)
- To diminish the appearance of forehead wrinkles and marionette lines (lines running straight down from the corners of the mouth)
- To restore fullness to the lips, temples and cheeks
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Although facial fat transfers are less invasive than many other surgeries, it is still important that they be performed by a competent and experienced physician, such as Atlanta-based plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones. Dr. Jones is a compassionate and well-respected plastic surgeon, who will work with you to customize your facial fat transfer procedure in order to achieve maximum facial enhancement in a safe and comfortable office environment.
During the simple, outpatient fat transfer procedure, Dr. Jones will harvest small amounts of fat from a donor site on your body (i.e. thighs, abdomen, or hips), and will inject this fat into regions of the face suffering from depleted volume. The most common transfer locations include the nasolabial folds, lips, under eye area, temples, and mid-facial cheek region; however, this technique can also be utilized to correct skin depressions or indentations, and to minimize forehead wrinkles.
The facial fat transfer procedure is performed using local anesthesia, with little discomfort and minimal downtime, and can function as an excellent ancillary procedure in conjunction with a facelift or other facial rejuvenation surgery.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones focuses not on changing the core aesthetic components of his patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Dr. Jones stays up-to-date with the latest developments and technological advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and he utilizes these cutting edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible facial fat transfer procedures for his patients.
Dr. Jones believes in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your facial fat transfer options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you would like additional information about having your facial fat transfer procedure performed at MusePlastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones.
*This information about Facial Fat Transfer was reviewed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.