Facial Fat Grafting

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In Beverly Hills and Los Angeles facial plastic surgery is rapidly evolving as women are choosing cosmetic surgery at a younger age. The goal of today’s California woman is to maintain their youthful appearance by undergoing smaller and less invasive facial plastic surgery procedures.. Facial fat grafting is one such cosmetic surgery procedure which helps restore youthful facial fullness by filling the deep nasolabial folds, lower eyelid hollows, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines.

Facelift vs. Micro-Fat grafting of the face

Fat grafting is rather a simple procedure with minimal discomfort and recovery. While simple in theory, it is rather a powerful tool which delivers significant facial rejuvenation while maintaining the natural appearance of the face and eyes. Unlike a facelift, facial and eyelid fat injections, do not give a “stretched-out or mask-like” facial appearance. That is precisely why facial micro-fat grafting is utilized as an adjunct to facelift, forehead lift, and mid-facelift, in order to deliver a more natural look. While older facial rejuvenation techniques such as a standard facelift focus on reversing the effects of gravity, today’s combined structural fat injections and facelift techniques that are performed throughout Beverly Hills also focus on restoring facial volume and fullness that is present at youth.

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Fat Grafting Techniques

Fat grafting of the eyelids and face can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia depending on the extent of surgery. The technique of facial fat grafting is as followed. First, unwanted abdominal or thigh fat is harvested with liposuction. Then this harvested fat is cleaned and processed in order to increase its survivability. Finally, this processed fat is carefully injected into the deep and superficial planes of the face and eyelids. This is where the skills of an expert Board Certified Plastic Surgeon comes into play.

Facial structural micro-fat grafting- a new approach to facial rejuvenation

Micro-fat grafting of the eyelids fills the hollows while smoothening some of the fine lines, shallow furrows, and grooves. It is often combined with blepharoplasty or eyelid tuck to remove excess eyelid skin folds.

Facial fat grafting of the nasolabial folds and the cheeks soften the facial lines while contouring the face and augmenting the cheeks to their youthful state. This can be combined with a mid-facelift, and/or blepharoplasty, or Geneoplasty with cheek implants in order to rejuvenate the middle face of a woman who is still too young to have a facelift.

While many younger women often want fuller and sexier lips many older women overlook the fact that aging thins out the lips.

Restoring fullness to the lips is maybe one of the most overlooked steps in rejuvenating the aging face. Micro-fat grafting of the lips can bring back youth not only to the lips but also to the entire face.

Finally, the combination of all mentioned facial fat grafting procedures into a total re-contouring of the face is call “Structural facial fat grafting” which revives the cheeks, nasolabial folds, eyelids, foreheads, jaw lines, and lips. It is not uncommon to combine structural fat grafting with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures.

Recovery from facial fat grafting

While facial fat grafting is not a painful procedure it’s recovery depends on the extent of facial fat injection, since this determines the extent and duration of facial swelling. Most women are able to be function and work within a few days after facial fat grafting but their face is going to be swollen for weeks.