As we grow older our skin gets more affected by the sun, gravity, and use of mimic facial muscles (chewing, smiling, crying, getting angry, etc.). Our skin tissue loses its volume ( Process known as fat atrophy). As well as the ability to maintain that youthful look. The expression marks start to appear on our faces.
Fat grafting has wide applications in cosmetic procedures. It helps you restore that youthful appearance. It involves taking fat from one part of the body, purifying it, and re-injecting it into desired areas of the body. This way it provides structural support to soft tissues and restores fullness to the face.
Treatment can fill expression folds, sunken cheeks, scars, and lips, but not deep wrinkles. Fat grafting can is been combined with facelift, Botox, or laser treatments.
The procedure itself is usually performed under local anesthesia. It uses the fat from an area where you have some to spare. The fat gets extracted with designed needles.
Fat grafting often includes minor swelling. Which seen after the fat injected and which usually subsides after 2-3 weeks.
To maximize the results, fat grafting might need several treatments.