How a Fat Transfer Can Restore Your Youth

How a Fat Transfer Can Restore Your Youth

fat transferOne of the first areas to show signs of aging, the face can wrinkle, sag, droop, and change in the span of a few years.

Typical skin care regimens involving creams and ointments may help, but their effects may not be as impactful as you’d like. Luckily, there is a way to refine your face: fat transfer cosmetic surgery. This natural alternative to dermal fillers can help restore a youthful appearance.

Let’s understand fat transfer surgery; how it works and how it compares to dermal fillers.

How Fat Transfer Surgery Works

As we age, collagen, the structural protein responsible for keeping skin from sagging, decreases in production. Also, we lose the fat in our faces, resulting in a more hollow appearance. Fat transfer surgery works by utilizing unwanted fat in other areas and placing it into areas of the face that show unwanted signs of aging. This results in a more plump, refreshed appearance and natural glow.

Dermal Fillers vs. Fat Transfer

You may have noticed that dermal fillers also are used to restore a youthful appearance to the face. Though similar in results or goals, there are a few key differences between dermal fillers and fat transfer.

Areas Of Use

Both procedures can help address issues such as hollowed cheeks and dark circles underneath the eyes, while also working on areas like the jawline and chin. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are best used to make the lips more plump, something fat transfers are not used to do.

Potential For Allergic Reaction

Because the injected material in dermal fillers is not endogenous ( made in the body) there is a low risk that your body may have an allergic reaction to it. With fat transfer; however, because the process uses your own fat, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction from the procedure.

Duration Of Effects

Dermal fillers last anywhere from a few months to around a year and a half before needing a touch-up or follow-up injection. Fat transfer on the other hand, can have a relatively permanent fix with effects lasting decades. Though fat transfer may last longer, it is subject to changes in weight in a way dermal fillers are not.

Work With The Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Inc To Reverse Signs Of Aging

Whether in St. Louis, St. Peters, or Arnold, our professional and caring team has been giving Missouri the support and expertise it needs when it comes to plastic and cosmetic surgeries. To better understand fat transfer and how cosmetic surgery can help you, please call us at 314-567-3567 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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