Is Facial Fat Transfer Right for Me?

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Transferring fat from one part of the body to the face may seem a bit intense. However, facial fat transfer is a straightforward procedure that has helped many patients achieve their ideal look.

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As we go through the natural aging process, our facial skin experiences a lot of changes. Many people struggle with signs of facial aging, such as wrinkling and loss of fullness, due to a decline of collagen and elastin production. A facial fat transfer is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate areas of the face, including the eyes, cheeks, lips, chin, and jawline, for an improved aesthetic appearance.

The procedure involves removing fat from an area of the body where you have plenty, such as the abdomen, back, or thighs, through liposuction. The harvested fat is then purified and injected into the areas of the face that need a little extra volume using a microdroplet technique.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

Individuals looking to plump and add contour to the face using a more lasting solution than injectables and dermal filler treatments are best suited for the procedure. Good candidates must have adequate fat to harvest, good overall health, and realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome.

What Aesthetic Concerns Does Facial Fat Transfer Address?

Sagging skin

Skin elasticity leads to sagging and wrinkling. Putting volume back in the cheek, midface area, nasolabial region, or under-eye area fills the area beneath the sagging skin and restores a more youthful appearance.

Hollowed Eyes

Hollow and sunken eyes result in an unflattering, unhealthy appearance. Placement of fat within the undereye area restores the lost volume, conveying a greater sense of youthfulness and vitality.

Sunken Cheeks or Temples

The procedure is used to fill out sunken cheeks and temples and reintroduce satisfying contours to your face.

Jowls Along the Jawline

Fat can also be injected along the jawline to address jowling and enhance the appearance of the jawline.

Thinning Lips

Besides filling in the cheeks and jowls, facial fat transfer is used to accentuate the volume and shape of the lips, creating fuller, plumper lips.

Deep Wrinkles

Facial fat transfer smoothes the appearance of deep creases and wrinkles to offer a more rejuvenated look.

Interested in Facial Fat Transfer?

If you are considering a facial fat transfer or any other facial rejuvenation procedure to enhance your appearance, our knowledgeable medical team can help you determine if it is the right treatment for you. 

To learn whether a facial fat transfer can correct your cosmetic concerns, contact us today at 925-891-4135 or fill our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kim.