Get Informed about Facial Fat Transfer

beautiful face with healthy skin close up smile happy faceWe used to look at facial aging as a process of getting wrinkles and jowls. Over time, research has discovered more about the intricate processes that lead to an older-looking face. We get wrinkles because the skin gets thinner and looser, but the quality of the fatty tissue in various parts of the face is also involved. As we’ve discovered the nuances of facial aging, we’ve gained new approaches to the various cosmetic problems that occur. Facial fat grafting is one of them. This technique may be less invasive and complex than a surgical facelift, but you still want to know what to expect and how to get the best results from treatment. Here, we offer a few ways to go into facial anti-aging a lot more confidently.

Know What Fat Grafting can Do

One of the reasons more people are scheduling facial fat transfer is that this treatment can accomplish many of the same benefits as dermal fillers, but with longer-lasting results. A skilled fat transfer provider may use fat cells to give the cheeks a fuller, higher appearance. Fat can also be inserted beneath creases and wrinkles and can be deposited in the body of the lips for more fullness or under the eyes to reduce bags or dark circles. A board-certified physician with express training and familiarity with facial fat grafting understands the precise ways in which to insert processed fat into each area of interest. With the careful technique used, the doctor can achieve natural-looking results across the entire face.

Come to your Consultation with Questions

The more you know about facial fat grafting before agreeing to treatment, the more confident you can be in your decision. Having questions in hand also allows you to get to know your doctor better, which breeds trust in the person who will perform your procedure. In addition to asking about the doctor’s training and experience, you may ask to see before and after pictures of their fat grafting patients. You may ask them which areas of the face they would want to treat and why. It is also very important to ask for detailed information about the doctor’s anticipated outcome.

Your discussion with your doctor should also include questions and answers about the process of harvesting and injecting fat, the side effects that may occur after the procedure, and how much time they think you’ll need to take off to recover. Ask for detailed post-treatment instructions and review them well before the procedure so, if you have questions about any instructions, you can ask ahead of time. It is important to know what you should do and what you shouldn’t do after facial fat transfer in order to support the highest amount of fat integration, meaning the lowest amount of fat resorption.

Facial fat grafting is a great way to get prolonged results without surgery. To learn more about the process, contact us today and schedule a consultation in St. Peters or St. Louis.

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