Will Facial Fat Grafting Smooth Away My Wrinkles?
Aging is inevitable. As you start aging, your face starts losing volume. The process happens gradually but then results in some very visible signs on your face.
As time passes, tissue from the fat layer of your face starts degenerating. This usually gives your face a sunken look. It may make you look constantly tired and also much older than your actual age. This also results in dark circles and other such visible aging signs.
There are multiple anti-aging creams on the market, but they can only do so much. One of the most effective ways to treat these signs of aging is by going for a facelift. Unfortunately, that involves going under the knife, which many people want to avoid.
If you want to avoid surgery, the most convenient and long-lasting way to treat moderate and deep wrinkles is to opt for a facial fat transfer.
What Is a Facial Fat Transfer?
The facial fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure where Dr. Espinosa harvests fat from heavy-fat areas like your abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. This fat is then moved to your face to restore volume and look more youthful.
This treatment is considered one of the safest facial treatments, primarily because you are not using any harmful chemicals. Instead, you are using your own tissue, and this largely eliminates the risk of any infection, rejection, or other unwanted side-effects. A facial fat transfer gives you a youthful and rejuvenated look, and the effects are long-lasting.
The Procedure and What to Expect
The facial fat transfer is usually conducted under local anesthesia with IV sedation to minimize any discomfort that may occur during the procedure. Dr. Espinosa extracts fatty tissue from the donor areas.
This fatty tissue is then processed so that the impurities like dead cells, damaged cells, and unnecessary fluids are removed. Only the healthy fat cells are preserved, as they have the highest probability of connecting with the blood supply and thriving for many years.
This purified fat is then carefully administered via injections to specific areas in your face. Once these injections are administered, these areas start looking smoother and fuller.
After the Facial Fat Transfer
Immediately after the facial fat transfer, there will be some bruising and swelling in the areas that have been injected. You can apply a cold compress to help with the discomfort. The swelling and bruising should subside in a few days.
It usually takes around two weeks for the healing to be complete, and you should ideally take off from work and recuperate for this time. Once the areas heal completely, the results are very visible. Wrinkled and hollow areas look smooth, full, and youthful. If you take proper care of your skin, these results should last you for many years.
Get In Contact to Get Started
Speak with Dr. Nashielli Espinosa, a well-respected reconstructive plastic surgeon, to find out more about the facial fat transfer and get started. To arrange your consultation, get in contact and schedule an appointment.