Aging skin is a natural, often unpleasant, process. If you find yourself noticing more and more wrinkles over time, you have options for safe and effective skin rejuvenation. Dr. Coscia offers facial fat grafting to smooth out unflattering creases in the skin. Explore this cosmetic option below:

What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is a type of surgical rejuvenation that uses body fat to plump up areas of the face that require volume. Patients interested in this treatment often experience facial volume loss due to age, resulting in lost fat pads under the eyes and cheeks, thinning skin, and wrinkles that develop near the mouth and nose.

Where Does the Fat Come From?

The fat used in facial fat grafting is harvested from your own body. The procedure starts with liposuction which is performed on areas of the body with excess fat, such as the abdomen, upper arms, or thighs. Dr. Coscia makes careful incisions through which the liposuction instrument is inserted to collect fat, which is then purified. The prepared fat is placed into a syringe and skillfully injected into areas of the face.

Fat Grafting vs Dermal Fillers

The primary difference between these two filler options is the source of the filler. Fat grafting utilizes a patient’s own fat, which has many benefits, including a lower risk of rejection. In contrast, dermal filler is made of specially formulated substances. Both options may be beneficial to candidates looking to smooth out wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.

Am I a Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

In addition to good health and realistic expectations, candidates for this treatment need to have enough body fat to harvest. If you do not meet this requirement, Dr. Coscia may be able to recommend other options for reducing facial wrinkles, such as dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid. The only way to determine your candidacy is to schedule an appointment with a qualified surgeon, such as Dr. Coscia.

Recovering from Facial Fat Grafting

Patients who have undergone facial fat grafting may experience some swelling and bruising at the injection site. Patients should also expect swelling near the area where liposuction was performed as well. Compression garments are used to control swelling, and over the counter and prescription medicines can help with any pain or discomfort. Often, patients are ready to return to their normal routines after a week, depending on their comfort level and Dr. Coscia’s instructions.

Schedule a Consultation

Smooth, youthful skin can be yours again with facial fat grafting in Sacramento and Coeur d’Alene. Contact our office today, where a friendly member of our team can help you arrange a consultation with our expert.

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