Loss of volume in the face is a natural occurrence as we begin to age, but even though it is common among most adults, the effects can be frustrating. Deepening lines, sagging skin, and sunken cheeks are all signs of aging that result from fat loss or the natural relaxing of muscles and skin.
Facial fat transfers, also known as facial fat grafts, can plump your skin and give you a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. You can combat the annoying signs of aging with a natural treatment that does not involve surgery or fillers, but your own natural fat, with our Culver City facial fat transfer procedure.
Am I a candidate for a facial fat transfer?
Both men and women can benefit from the smoothing effects of facial fat transfer. The procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to a surgical facelift, neck lift, and lower eyelid surgery. A facial fat graft utilizes your body’s own fat, eliminating the need for other fillers or substances.
A fat transfer can be used to:
- Create more definition for jawline and chin
- Fill in sunken, hanging cheeks or temples
- Smooth lines and wrinkles, including smile lines and crow’s feet
- Plump lips to make them appear fuller
- Reduce the appearance of sagging skin or bags under the eyes
- Fill in shallow scars
Our facial fat transfer in Marina Del Rey is a low-risk way to treat signs of aging. The use of your own fat cells drastically reduces the risk of infection or other complications, making the treatment safe for virtually anyone.
About the Fat Transfer Procedure
Your treatment will begin with the removal of excess fat using liposuction. Fat can be removed from another area of the body such as stomach, hips, thighs, or waist. The cannula, or small tube used during liposuction, is inserted through a small incision and loosens fat that is collected for use in the fat transfer procedure, with the added benefit of slimming the area where the fat is harvested.
Once the fat is harvested, it is purified and then prepared for injection in the treatment areas of the face. The injections do not require anesthetic and are relatively quick and painless. The fat is placed in the sunken or drooping areas to give you a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Recovery After a Facial Fat Transfer
The injections of fat are usually painless and require little recovery time to completely heal. Most of the healing associated with facial fat transfers are related to the initial liposuction. Patients usually take a few days off from work and exercise, depending on the amount of fat removed during the procedure. It is recommended that you take it easy at home and rest for faster healing.
The plumper, more youthful results of your procedure will be evident almost immediately. The fat will provide long-lasting, visible improvement with minimal downtime and the results will continue to enhance over time as the new fat cells become viable and part of your natural facial skin structure.
Anti-Aging Treatment with Facial Fat Transfer
A facial fat transfer is a safe and effective way to reduce the signs of aging. Our Culver City office utilizes a full scope of cutting-edge technologies and surgical techniques to provide natural looking results with minimally-invasive procedures. Dr. Sarshad has been in practice for over 20 years, and can help you achieve smoother, younger looking skin and provide you with the best results in facial fat transfer Culver City and Marina Del Rey have to offer.