Considering Facial Fat Injections? Here’s What You Should Know.
- Posted on: Nov 30 2018
The facial fat transfer has become a popular procedure among men and women who want to achieve long-lasting results from their investment in facial rejuvenation. This injectable technique is beneficial primarily because the fat that is introduced into an area of the face does not degrade nearly as quickly as dermal fillers. You may be aware of this advantage of fat transfer treatment, which is why you’re here. Because we believe that the best patient is an informed patient, we want to cover a few details about this procedure.
Facial rejuvenation protocols tend to focus on one or more of a few common complaints. With age, the skin loosens and starts to sag. The loss of fatty tissue and collagen in the midface can result in jowls, which soften the jawline and then make it droop. Additional concerns include lip deflation, flattened cheekbones, and bags or hollows under the eyes. Fat injections can work for every one of these concerns.
While fat injections have become nearly as popular as other injectable treatments, it is important that you spend time researching to locate the best provider for your needs. Fat injections include harvesting fat cells from a part of the body in a minor liposuction procedure. The fat cells that are obtained are then processed for purification (separate fat cells from blood product) before being injected into the face. Optimal safety and outcome require knowledge of the facial anatomy, including the location of nerves and blood vessels.
Making the Most of your Journey
The facial rejuvenation journey begins at your consultation visit. It is essential to view this appointment as the basis for your ultimate satisfaction after treatment. The patients who tend to be happiest with their treatment outcome are those who are able to pinpoint and communicate their concerns and expectations with their doctor. We want to hear it all, from your concerns with lip shape to the lines around your mouth to the angles of your jawline.
What to Expect After Treatment
Unlike standard dermal fillers, fat injections may cause a little bit of bruising and swelling. These side effects are common in both the area where fat is harvested as well as the area into which fat cells are injected. Side effects can last up to 10 days in the injection site, and a week or so longer in the harvesting site. Fat cells are also settling in the dermis for a period of several weeks. Results appear gradually as these new cells integrate into surrounding tissue.
Learn more about fat injections for a younger looking face. Call our St. Louis office at 314-567-3567.
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