Elizabeth A. Grasee, M.D. and Debra C. Bergman, M.D.
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Facial Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting Overview

Besides wrinkling and gravity, volume loss to the face has become increasingly recognized as an important component to the facial aging process.  This volume loss  can be restored with dermal fillers or facial fat grafting. Of course, fat grafting is not a treatment for all facial aging, just the part that involves loss of volume.

Facial Fat Grafting Overview

Fat grafting, through a gentle hand-harvesting method, purification process, and microdroplet injection technique, has shown to restore volume loss in the face.

Volume loss is particularly more pronounced around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline, where fat grafting can play the greatest role in creating a balanced and comprehensive rejuvenation strategy for the face that may include blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) and/or a facelift.

Fat grafting involves removing fat from one’s own abdomen or thighs to put into certain regions of the face that start to lose fat. Only tiny amounts of fat are removed so this should not be equated with liposuction. Using blunt cannulas, the fat is injected as little droplets throughout the areas of facial hollowness. By using this microdroplet technique, grafted fat has a much higher blood supply so that survival is improved and the results are smoother.

Adding fat back to the face may even begin to help the skin texture and tone through what is thought to be a stem-cell response that the skin undergoes over areas of transplanted fat.

Fat grafting is minimally invasive and does not require any traditional facial incisions. With a global perspective on the aging process, fat grafting has assumed a more prominent role in our ability to combat the signs of aging.

Learn More About Facial Fat Grafting

Contact us to schedule a consultation. Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons provides a supportive environment in which you can feel at ease to discuss your goals for your fat injection. Our physicians, Dr. Elizabeth Grasee and Dr. Debra Bergman, will educate you further on the procedure, evaluate your case, and help you decide the best course of action to achieve your desired outcome. We are committed to guiding you towards a solution that aligns with your personal preferences and maintains your health.

 

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