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Over time, aging takes its toll, and we begin to lose facial volume. Without enough facial fat plumping the right places, our skin can become loose and develop textural issues like wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. While some patients try home remedies, skin care products, or dermal fillers to try and minimize these imperfections, fat transfer offers numerous benefits for helping create a positive transformation in a patient’s physical appearance.

Fat Transfer for Facial Volume

Dr. Chin’s fat transfer procedure uses your own fat to restore facial volume in order to safely and effectively diminish signs of facial aging. Facial fat transfer offers superior and long-lasting benefits compared to dermal fillers to help you look and feel more youthful.

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What Is Fat Transfer Surgery?

Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from a specific area of your body using liposuction and then uses the fat to enhance other areas of the face and/or body.

Fat Can Be Harvested From the Following Problem Areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Thighs

Fat Is Used to Fill Hollows and Wrinkles

The collected fat will then be purified and strategically injected into your face using a fine needle, enhancing your natural contours and filling in displeasing facial creases. The treatment area may initially appear overfilled, but the body will absorb some of the injected fat over the next few weeks. Once the remaining fat has grafted successfully, you will notice a rejuvenated, natural-looking facial aesthetic.

Achieving a More Youthful Appearance

Facial fat transfer is highly beneficial for several reasons. Regarding safety and risks, which is a huge concern for many people when looking into cosmetic surgery, there is little to no chance of infection and no risk of an adverse immune system response or rejection.

Because liposuction is performed to harvest the fat for your treatment, fat transfer can also help improve the body contour of areas that have excess amounts of fat. Fat transfer can also be combined with other procedures such as facelift surgery and eyelid surgery to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation results.

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates who wish to undergo fat transfer surgery must have enough excess fat that can be removed from their body. It is important that patients are also in good health, have realistic expectations, and identify with one or more of the following issues:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Creases
  • Hollows
  • Acne scars
  • Skin depressions

Patients who are very thin with no excess fat may not be able to qualify for fat transfer surgery.  However, Dr. Chin will discuss alternative options that can provide you with the same rejuvenating results as fat transfer.

Although the natural aging process may eventually take hold, patients who continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle by following a regular diet, exercise, and proper skin care regimen can enjoy long-lasting results for many years to come.

To find out if you are a candidate for a fat transfer procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Chin by calling (559) 435-9646.