Fat Transfer (Autologous Facial Fat Transplantation)
Autologous facial fat transfer describes the process of taking one’s own fat from an area such as the abdomen or thighs and transferring this fat to areas of the face that have lost volume over time due to the natural aging process. This provides an excellent option for patients looking for alternatives to other injectable facial fillers. The transferred fat can be used to treat a “sunken” appearance around the eyes, deflated cheeks, and other lines or depressions in the face. Depending upon the amount of fat needed, this procedure may be performed under local anesthesia or with sedation. The fat is harvested through tiny incisions using cannulas similar to those used for liposuction before it is spun down and purified. This fat is then transferred to the appropriate areas of the face with even smaller cannulas, using a minimally-invasive technique that requires no facial sutures. Social downtime is minimal, and final results are often permanent. If you would like to learn more about this long-lasting option for facial rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cain or Dr. Richardson, and they will assess your concerns and help you select the best procedure for your desired results.
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