While fat grafting for use as a filler was first attempted over a hundred years ago, it is not until recently that techniques have been refined. Over the past two decades, plastic surgeons have made this procedure mainstream with widespread acceptance. Fat as a filler is commonly used in the face for rejuvenation. General fat grafting to the face can restore more fullness, which gives a more youthful and vital appearance. In youth our faces are more round, with a higher fat volume. Over the decades, facial fat depletion results in a thinner face and possible hollowing of the temples, eyelids, and cheeks.
Fat grafting is now a common adjunct procedure when performing a face lift. It is also performed alone, as a method of increasing generalized facial fullness, or is directed towards the cheeks or nasolabial folds. The fat used in the procedure is harvested from locations such as the hip or thigh by needle puncture. Fat collected from this small area of liposuction is processed in a centrifuge to concentrate the fat, or adipose cells for grafting of this natural filler. A portion of the injected fat will survive and provide long term filling and rejuvenating, although achieving your desired result may require multiple procedures. Fat grafting works better in areas that are static and do not move, such as temples and cheeks. It is less effective in areas that are mobile, such as the lips. Because fat grafting transfers actual living cells, there are numerous beneficial effects to help fill defects and restore a youthful appearance to the skin and facial shape. Filling a depleted face that has temporal hollowing and volume loss in the cheeks can take decades off the apparent age for some individuals. Fat grafting has become a vital tool for regenerative medicine used to reverse signs of aging.
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