Facial tissues age in many ways, and sun exposure, smoking and poor skin care can exacerbate some signs of aging. While many people turn to dermal fillers, facial fat grafting offers a longer-lasting solution using your own fat cells to replenish lost volume in hollow or gaunt areas. Facial fat grafting is also called fat transfer or fat injection and is a safe, effective way to rejuvenate the face or enhance facial plastic surgery results.
Dr. Scott Green is a board-certified plastic surgeon who expertly harvests, purifies and injects fat cells for patients interested in facial fat grafting. He can answer your questions or concerns during a consultation at our Sacramento or Granite Bay offices.
The Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting
Many people choose facial fat grafting because of its dual benefits. Liposuction harvests the fat from troublesome areas, such as the abdomen, thighs or “love handles,” so patients can enjoy a slimmer body contour in addition to facial rejuvenation.
Facial fat grafting can restore round, youthful cheeks and fill in hollows under the eyes. The procedure can increase the size of the lips and reshape the chin for a more defined facial profile. The results are often more natural-looking than silicone implants or facial fillers because fat injections use your own tissues. The transferred fat looks and feels natural and lasts longer than the average dermal filler.
Facial Fat Grafting Procedure
The specifics of your facial fat grafting procedure depend on your needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Green uses precise techniques and his artistic eye to contour the face and body. The fat is harvested from an area with unwanted fat using a cannula inserted through tiny incisions. That body area is reshaped, and the fat is processed with a centrifuge to remove damaged cells and excess fluid. The purification process improves fat survival in the face.
Dr. Green injects the purified fat using a syringe in specific areas to restore lost facial volume and then molds the transferred fat for natural-looking facial rejuvenation. Not all transferred fat cells survive, and Dr. Green may overfill the treated areas to accommodate fat reabsorption.
Why Choose Plastic Surgeon Dr. Scott Green
Dr. Green is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is constantly honing his craft. He is dedicated to advancing his skills and expertise and uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver excellent results. Dr. Green is a distinguished and award-winning plastic surgeon who has helped countless men and women achieve their face and body goals.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Green in Sacramento or Granite Bay, California, today by calling (916) 929-1833 or filling out our online contact form.