While wrinkles are perhaps the first noticeable sign of aging, facial lines are not the only indicator of the passage of time. Facial fat, which produces round, youthful contours in younger individuals, becomes depleted or displaced as you age and may give you a gaunt, hollowed look. Fat transfer to the face can help soften facial contours and add youthful volume to revitalize your appearance.
How Loss of Facial Fat Ages Your Appearance
The loss of facial fat ages your appearance by altering your facial contours. For instance, if your cheeks were full and round in their youth, they may become flatter, thinner, and more hollowed in appearance as you age. This can occur due to age-related fat depletion, fat displacement, gravity, or weight loss. Even if you are still young, weight loss can cause you to look older in the face. As facial fat decreases, the skin begins to drape more loosely due to the lack of supportive underlying tissue. This further ages your face by contributing to the appearance of sagging skin, jowls, hollows beneath your eyes, sunken temples, and other facial hollows.
How Fat Transfer Can Help You Achieve a More Youthful Appearance
Fat transfer is a popular method of enhancing facial volume using fat harvested from your own body. First, liposuction is performed on the abdomen, thighs, or another area to extract excess fat. Then, the fat is purified and injected into the face with a small syringe. Dr. Mesbahi takes great care when injecting the fat to redefine youthful facial contours with fat transfer. Once the fat has been injected into the face, it will soften the look of the face and restore more youthful roundness.
The Benefits of Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is highly beneficial for several reasons. In terms of safety and risks, which are concerns with all surgeries, there is little risk of infection and no risk of immune system response or rejection. Additionally, because liposuction is performed to harvest the fat for injection, fat transfer helps improve the body contour of areas with excess amounts of fat. Once the fat has fully grafted into the facial tissues, the results are long lasting to permanent. Furthermore, this technique of fat grafting can easily be incorporated into facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, and other procedures to enhance the results. Fat transfer can permanently enhance facial volume to restore a softer and more youthful appearance.
Fat transfer can restore youthful facial contours. Call (703) 287-8277 or contact us online to request your personal consultation with Dr. Mesbahi today.