Facial fat gives the skin support and creates beautiful contours. As you get older, facial fat dissipates, resulting in changes to the facial contours. You may notice more lines and wrinkles as the fat under the skin disappears. Some individuals may have a sunken appearance around their eyes, nose and cheeks. To restore a fuller, more youthful face, fat injections can be a solution. Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery offers facial fat grafting to rejuvenate the facial contours at our Beverly Hills clinic.
Loss of volume in the face is responsible for many of the signs of aging. A gaunt appearance along with sagging skin, lines and wrinkles all come with facial fat loss. While facial fillers can add volume under the skin to combat many of the signs of aging, the results are temporary. Most fillers only last several months before they are absorbed into the body. Fat injections to add volume under the skin are a lasting solution that can create beautiful, natural-appearing results.
Facial Fat Injections
Facial fat injections can be used almost anywhere on the face to add more volume while sculpting the facial features. The fat used in the injections is harvested from another area on the body, usually the abdomen or thighs. Liposuction is used to remove a small amount of fat, which is purified for the facial grafting or injection procedure. Common areas improved with facial fat grafting include:
- Under the eyes
- Chin and jawline
- Glabella (between the eyebrows)
- Under facial scars
Facial fat transfer injections can plump lips, smooth scars or contour the face for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is done in two parts, liposuction surgery to remove fat and injections to enhance the face. Recovery is minimal from both the liposuction and fat grafting – most patients can return to activities within a few days.
Imagine using unwanted fat on your thighs or stomach to improve your facial appearance. With facial fat grafting, you can transfer fat from your body to contour your face. To learn more, contact us at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.