Why Fat Grafting is the New Big Thing in Facial Rejuvenation
- Posted on: Feb 15 2018
Fat grafting is a concept whose time has come. This is a technique of rejuvenation and enhancement that has been lamented about for many, many years. For a long time, it seemed like nothing more than a pipe dream. Today, we see consistent growth in interest surrounding fat grafting. If you’ve been struggling to determine the best way to approach your aging process, there is a good reason to explore the potential of facial fat grafting.
Why we Need that Fat
Fat has historically been something that we want to get rid of. However, as we have become more familiar with the nuances of aging, we have learned that fat has a great deal of value on the face, breasts, and other areas of the body. One way to describe this could be that, when we are young, the body is somewhat of a ripe, full grape. As we age, deflation occurs, and we become more of a raisin. By performing a facelift alone on a “raisin” face, we alter it into something of a pea. To inject fat alongside a tightening process (facelift) gives us the ability to reinstate the fullness of the youthful grape.
There is value in a surgical lift. Adding volume is good. It is necessary. However, it is not the answer to all of our woes when it comes to aging.
Fat Grafting: What it’s All About
The fat grafting procedure is doubly beneficial because we have to obtain fat from somewhere to introduce it where it is needed most. Many of our patients choose to harvest fat from the abdominal area, though the thighs and the buttocks are also good sources. It is possible to remove the fat that we need and also reinject it in a process that involves only local anesthetic and mild sedation. The full method of treatment can be determined during the consultation visit.
Facial fat grafting is performed with specific intent. A thorough evaluation of face shape is performed before treatment, and areas where volume is needed are delineated. Most often, fat is needed at the upper part of the face, such as at the temples and across the cheeks. Fat can also be used in the same manner as synthetic dermal fillers around the nose and mouth and in other lines and wrinkles. Ultimately, the objective is to create or restore the natural “V” shape that makes a face beautiful and youthful.
Suria Plastic Surgery in Plantation, FL offers the personal care you need to look the way you want. Call (954) 472-8355 to schedule your consultation.