The aging process and its effects are much better understood than they once were. Many things like  facial lines, wrinkles, and folds can form because of a gradual loss of volume and fat underneath the skin, 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 fillers are 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 gathering fat from other areas of the body using Liposuction techniques, the fat can be expertly placed to fill in wrinkles and areas experiencing volume loss for natural-looking fullness.

What are the Benefits of Facial Fat Filler?

Facial fat fillers in Bloomfield Hills, MI can alleviate signs of aging and bring back the rosy, full glow of youth. They are highly effective at 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 can give you a softer, more natural-looking appearance because it treats the underlying cause of aging signs with long-term results. Much of the transferred fat remains, 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 Facial Fat Grafting To The Face Performed?

Dr. Ellen can gather natural fat cells through a gentle liposuction process. During your consultation, she can discuss with you the best areas of your body from which to gather 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 fat cells are then purified and carefully injected into areas of the face 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 needed within the treated areas, as well as where fat was taken from. Some mild side effects might include some swelling, bruising, and discomfort that diminishes over the course of a few weeks.

As swelling and side effects subside, your volume-restoring results will begin to emerge. 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.

Your Consultation

If you are considering a fat transfer procedure near Detroit, we encourage you to contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen for a consultation at our Bloomfield Hills, MI office. Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to answer your questions about facial fat fillers, no matter where you live in South Eastern Michigan. Dr. Ellen serves many patients from Troy, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield, and Rochester Hills. Her practice is conveniently located in Bloomfield Hills, 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.