Facial Fat Grafting – Troy, Rochester Hills & Detroit Michigan Areas
Natural fat can help our faces look supple, fresh and young, but as we age, fat is depleted, and the skin loses elasticity. As a result, facial lines, wrinkles, and folds can form, while cheeks can begin to look hollowed and gaunt. The overall effect is a tired, worn out and older appearance. Facial fat grafting can restore this volume loss for a younger, rejuvenated appearance.
What is Facial Fat Grafting?
Facial fat filler is an excellent alternative to temporary injectable fillers and collagen treatments because patients will need fewer sessions, experience less risk, and achieve more natural-looking results. By harvesting fat from other areas of the body, that fat can be placed to fill in wrinkles and areas of volume loss for natural-looking fullness.
What are the Benefits of Facial Fat Filler?
Facial fat filler in Birmingham, MI can alleviate signs of aging and bring back the rosy, full glow of youth by smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of bags under the eyes, plumping hollowed cheeks, evening out skin irregularities, improving chin contour, and adding volume to the lips. Your own natural fat will give you a softer, more natural looking appearance, and much of the transferred fat will remain, eliminating the need for frequent maintenance treatments. Using your own natural fat cells reduces the risk of allergic reaction, infection, or other complications that can occur when you introduce foreign substances into the body.
How Is Fat Grafting To The Face Performed?
Dr. Ellen will harvest natural fat cells through a gentle liposuction process. She will discuss with you the best areas of your body from which to harvest your natural fat cells. These areas typically include the stomach, hips, thighs, or buttocks. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure you feel minimal discomfort. These harvested cells are then purified and carefully injected into areas where you want to smooth wrinkles and creases, improve contouring, plump up volume, or add youthful fullness.
What Results and Recovery Can I Expect?
Following a facial fat graft, there is some recovery and mild side effects in the treated areas as well as where fat was taken from. These include some swelling, bruising, and discomfort that diminishes over the course of a few weeks.
You can experience instant volume in the face with a more natural appearance as swelling and side effects subside. Within the first week, some of the transferred cells will die, but the remaining cells will be there to stay. You won’t have to worry about needing follow-up sessions to maintain your results. Your face, however, will continue to age naturally with the fat filler.
If you are considering facial filler with fat transfer near Detroit, we encourage you to contact plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen for a consultation at our Birmingham, MI office. Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to answer your questions about facial fat filler no matter where you live in South Eastern Michigan. Dr. Ellen serves many patients from Troy, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield and Rochester Hills. Her office is conveniently located in Birmingham, MI just 25 miles north of Detroit and 6 miles north of Royal Oak. Please send us an email or call our office today at 248-220-6760 to schedule a consultation.