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There are many factors that contribute to changes in your facial skin. Gravity pulls down the skin vertically, and the natural aging process will cause it to lose its elasticity, taking away its ability to snap back into position. Over the course of time, these issues will eventually result in a droopy and much older appearance. While many people choose to address these issues with injectables fillers, these options are temporary and don’t always result in a natural appearance. A facial fat transfer, however, can help provide long-lasting and more natural improvement.
What Is a Facial Fat Transfer?
A facial fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that involves extracting fat from one area of the body for use in improving another. This process is also known as fat grafting. Daniela Atencio, MD, will first remove the fat and then place it in a centrifuge for purification. Once the purified fat is separated, it will be inserted into the designated area(s) for an improvement in volume. The fat can be inserted in different areas of the body, but it is commonly used to improve aspects of the face.
Benefits of the Facial Fat Transfer
A facial fat transfer is ideal for patients who want to improve volume in their facial regions without having to resort to undergoing highly invasive surgical measures or using synthetic fillers. The facial fat transfer utilizes your natural fat, so there’s no need to worry about adverse reactions. The results appear natural and will last longer than most fillers, since fillers will be reabsorbed into the area treated.
Candidates for the Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer is an excellent cosmetic treatment for those who desire enhanced facial volume using their natural fat. Patients looking to undergo the procedure should have an adequate amount of excess fat in a donor area, be in good general health, and have realistic expectations. Daniela Atencio, MD, will perform an initial examination of your body and facial skin, and she will ask about your medical history to determine if a facial fat transfer is right for you.
The Facial Fat Transfer Procedure
Once Daniela Atencio, MD, has determined the appropriate donor areas for the fat grafting technique, she will begin by removing the fat from these areas using liposuction. The fat will then go through a purification process and be prepped to be reinserted into the facial area to improve its volume and fill in deep creases. Target areas include the cheeks, lower eyelids, the nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
Contact Our Office
Daniela Atencio, MD, understands how important it is for you to look and feel your best in your own skin. That’s why she is dedicated to helping patients reclaim their youthful appearance with innovative cosmetic procedures like the facial fat transfer. If you’re interested in learning more about this surgical technique, don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule your consultation today.