A youthful face is defined by full cheeks and temple region. Unfortunately, as we age, we lose this volume in our face. This results in descent of the soft tissue and a hollowed/aged appearance. A youthful heart shaped face turns into a more triangular appearing face. With facial fat grafting, volume can be naturally restored into these hollowed areas giving a more youthful and permanent result.
About Facial Fat Grafting
For those who wish to address volume loss in their face, your own fat is harvested from your abdomen or thighs. It is then replaced into the facial regions requiring additional volume through very small well-hidden incisions. Typical locations for fat grafting include around the eyes, temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips and chin.
Another common non-facial area for fat addition is the hands. Volumes of fat required are variable and are determined by each patient’s individual needs and goals. Fat grafting can also safely be combined with other facial and non-facial procedures. Houston and Lake Jackson patients will be able to notice more youthful facial volumes that should be permanent after 4-6 weeks of healing.
Facial Fat Grafting Candidates
In order to undergo facial fat grafting, Houston and Lake Jackson candidates should be in overall good general health. Patient’s of all ages can benefit from facial fat grafting as facial volume loss starts in our mid 30’s. It is also useful for those who undergo regular use of facial fillers and are looking for more permanent options. At your consultation, we will discuss your individual goals and how they can be achieved.
What To Expect
You will either be given general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure comfort during your procedure. Our doctors and medical team can recommend the best option for your particular case depending on your goals and additional procedures requested.
Fat will be harvested from the region of your choice, but typical sites include the abdomen or thighs through very small incisions. The fat is purified and placed into the facial regions requiring volume through near invisible incisions. Patient’s should expect some mild soreness, swelling and possibly some slight bruising around the fat grafted areas. Additional facial procedures can be combined safely if desired. Swelling should resolve over the next 2 weeks. During this time, it is important to minimize pressure on your face to maximize fat graft take.
If you are interested in facial grafting and would like to know if you are an appropriate candidate, contact us today to set up an initial consultation. We look forward to serving you!
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Our practice in the Houston and Lake Jackson, Texas areas offer clients a wide array of cosmetic services and is proud of our comprehensive approach to providing a customized treatment plan from pre-treatment through follow-up. If you have specific questions about a brow lift procedure or any of our other services, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.