If you’re concerned about the signs of aging on your face, you may want to take advantage of some of the facial enhancement services offered at Byrd Aesthetic, our Atlanta area dermatology center in Roswell. One of these procedures that can return lost volume and the look of youth to your face is called a Facial Fat Transfer. In a facial fat transfer, your own fatty connective tissue is transferred to your facial area via a micro-injection to correct asymmetry issues and to restore youthful volume. This is a natural, safe method that is minimally invasive to turn back the clock on aging as opposed to some traditional plastic surgery techniques.
If your cheeks and temples have become hollow or sunken, your lips thinner, or if you have developed deep smile and frown lines on your face, you may be a candidate for Facial Fat Transfer. This procedure can also help erase scars, skin depressions and contour irregularities by adding volume to plump your facial skin. Facial fat transfer procedures do not require any incisions to the face. Not only does this procedure restore lost volume to sunken facial areas, but it also adds more light to the face, resulting in a more radiant appearance.
Facial Fat Transfer Procedure
If you decide to have this procedure at Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, Marcia V. Byrd, M.D. will remove fat from a part of your body, such as the buttocks, stomach, or your inner thighs. This harvested fat is cleansed of impurities by separating the larger fat cells from other cells in the tissue. Next, this material harvested from your own body is injected into each of your facial muscles using specific cannulas that deposit the material in these expressive muscles without trauma. The fat is injected into areas where there is rich blood flow, quickly taken up to provide you with a more symmetric appearance that will be long-lasting. Within a couple of days, the fat graft has taken root in the nearby tissues. Healing and new vascularization then begins.
The results of a Facial Fat Transfer can give you permanent enhancement, though sometimes, after about six weeks, your body may absorb some of the fillers and repeat injections are necessary to preserve the complete results. Most of the fat material, however, survives and continues to live within your tissues. After six months’ time, a little of the fat may become absorbed, but not enough to become noticeable.
What To Expect After The Procedure
After your facial fat transfer procedure, you may experience some bruising at the injection sites. A bit of swelling may be evident for up to 14 days. Five days post-procedure, you can continue with all your normal, routine activities. Remember that the substance being transferred to your facial area is your own body fat, so there is no risk of an allergic reaction occurring. This facial rejuvenation procedure does not leave you with any surgical scars or the obvious appearance of having had facial surgery such as can accompany a face lift.
Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center located in Roswell, serving the Atlanta area and the cities of Milton, Alpharetta, Gainesville, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, and Marietta.
This blog does not take the place of professional medical advice. Please schedule an appointment with Marcia V. Byrd, M.D., who has studied under some of the world’s leading aesthetic surgeons. You may contact Dr. Byrd at the Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center if you have any questions.