While facial fat grafting doesn’t sound like a very pretty procedure due to its name, the results of this type of non-surgical treatment can be quite beautiful. Facial fat grafting, also referred to as facial fat transfer, is a more permanent method than dermal fillers to restore lost volume in the face, particularly in the cheeks, eye area, lips and jawline.
The small amount of fat in your face makes a big difference in how young and vibrant your facial features look. As we grow older, the natural fat in our faces slowly begins to decrease in volume, causing our features to look more sallow. The loss in volume also makes room for loosening skin to wrinkle and sag.
What facial fat grafting does is take small fat deposits from elsewhere in your body, usually the outer thighs or abdomen, and use that fat to restore the lost volume in your face. The results are suppler skin, rounder cheeks, and more youthful eyes. While fat grafting does not reduce fine lines, it can help improve their look and reduce wrinkles. Think of fat transfer as an alternative to dermal fillers, which can achieve similar results, but for a shorter period of time.
Finding the Right Chicago Plastic Surgeon for You
The shape of your face can change rather significantly over the course of your life. Many women find that they like the shape of their face the best in their early 30s. Whether you want to get your facial features back to where they once were or give yourself the supple features you never quite had, the most important choice to make when undergoing a facial fat transfer is choosing the right plastic surgeon.
Facial fat grafting is a procedure that is done by hand and requires the artful eye of a Chicago Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can help you achieve results that look natural and beautiful. Dr. Niki Christopoulos has been helping men and women enjoy the benefits of facial fat transfer for numerous years. If you’d like to learn more about this nonsurgical rejuvenation option, contact Dr. Christopoulos’ office to arrange your initial consultation. During your time with Dr. Christopoulos, she’ll tell you more about the procedure and answer any questions that you may have.