By True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine on January 8th, 2024
It is no secret that time can rob the face of volume, which often results in a hollow, aged appearance. While no procedure can halt the natural aging process, facial fat grafting can help patients look their best for years to come. This procedure restores facial plumpness while also filling wrinkles and creases in the skin. At Tue Beauty, Dr. Brian Regan delivers excellent patient care with an emphasis on safety and satisfaction. If you are interested in facial fat grafting treatments, continue reading.
How Does Facial Fat Grafting Work?
Fat grafting begins with liposuction. Dr. Brian identifies areas of the body with excess fat, also known as donor sites, and performs liposuction to harvest fat from these areas. The midsection is often used as the donor site. The harvested fat is purified before being skillfully injected into areas of the face that lack volume. Facial fat grafting can address problem areas such as the cheeks, lips, and lines and creases around the mouth.
Am I A Candidate?
If you have lost volume in your face due to age or weight loss or are otherwise unsatisfied with the contour of certain facial areas like your cheeks or chin, facial fat grafting may be right for you. Additionally, those who are bothered by fine and deep lines in the skin may benefit from this treatment. Candidates should be in good health with realistic expectations.
Fat Grafting vs. Botox
Both fat grafting and dermal fillers share the goal of improving the look of lines and wrinkles in the face. Fat grafting utilizes the patient’s own fat to achieve this goal; because the fat grafted into the face is from the patient’s body, the chance of rejection and allergic reaction is low.
On the other hand, Botox is a form of botulinum toxin that is used to address many signs of aging in the face. There are advantages to each treatment, and Dr. Brian will evaluate your needs and goals to help you decide which options can benefit you the most.
Patients can expect some swelling of the face and at the donor sites, but this should subside within two weeks. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work after a week of rest. You may need to wear a compression garment to help promote healing and reduce swelling at the donor site. Fat grafting is a type of permanent filler, meaning patients will be able to enjoy lasting results.
Facial Rejuvenation in La Jolla
Turn back the hands of time with long-lasting facial fat grafting in La Jolla. Contact our office to have our friendly staff arrange your consultation with Dr. Brian.