The conversation around facial anti-aging often revolves around reducing wrinkles and tightening loose skin. But addressing volume loss is just as important to revitalizing an aging face.
Dermal fillers are a popular way to restore volume and suppleness; however, facial fat grafting offers benefits above and beyond what fillers can provide. Facial fat grafting transfers unwanted body fat to the face to add shape and definition. Read on to learn more about facial fat grafting with Dr. Rudy Coscia.
Reasons for Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting or transfer is intended to create youthful contours and volume in areas of the face that lose fat due to the aging process.
Specifically, fat grafting can be used to accomplish the following goals:
- Fill in deep lines or creases around the nose and mouth
- Fill in deep creases or lines around the mouth and chin
- Plump up thin lips
- Add volume to flat or shapeless cheeks
- Add volume to hollow temples
What Does Facial Fat Grafting Involve?
The facial fat grafting procedure is minimally invasive, provides immediately visible results and requires little downtime. Since the fat is your own biological material, you do not have to worry about the risks of injecting or inserting a foreign object or substance into your face. Using your own body fat eliminates the risk of rejection or adverse reaction. Additionally, the results of facial fat grafting are longer lasting than most injectables, so you do not have to commit to regular “touch up” or maintenance appointments.
Facial fat grafting involves taking fat from another area of your body where it exists in surplus (for most people this is the abdomen, hips or thighs), spinning it through a centrifuge to isolate the healthy cells and injecting it into the areas of the face that need volume and shape.
Consult With Dr. Rudy Coscia
An advanced technique like facial fat grafting requires the skillset and knowledge of a trusted plastic surgeon like Dr. Rudy Coscia. The experience he has gained from performing numerous fat grafting procedures is beneficial to anyone looking for a lasting solution to facial aging.
To learn more about how you could benefit from facial fat grafting with Dr. Coscia, please request an appointment at our practice by contacting us today.