Over the past decade, improved techniques and equipment have allowed fat to be harvested from areas of the body like the abdomen and the thighs, and be transferred to the face to fill in deep wrinkles or creases. Fat is also used to augment and enhance areas like the cheeks that become deflated and lose projection with aging.
Fat grafting has a few advantages over using an “off-the-shelf” injectable filler like Juvederm® or Radiesse®. Only about 50-70% of the fat injected remains viable, but after the first three months, the improvement is permanent and the fat stays there forever. Therefore, over time, it costs less and there is no need for injections every 6-12 months. Fat grafting of the face can be done in the office with local anesthesia. It is easily performed in the operating room when combined with another facial rejuvenation procedure like a blepharoplasty (eyelids) or a facelift.
If you have loss of facial volume or deep folds in the face, you may be a good candidate for facial fat injections. Come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali. We look forward to seeing you!