Can Fat Transfer Change the Shape of the Face?
- Asked by kittymeowmeow in los angelos
- 4 years ago
I had teeth removed by an orthodontist. It negatively changed my bone structure and soft tissues, making me look gaunt with sunken cheeks, loss of lip support, and cheekbones out of proportion with my jaw.
Is it possible to restore the fullness above my lips, cheeks and jawline with fat transfer? Also, can it make my face look wider, as it did before? Is it possible for the face to be reshaped dramatically? Or would it be more achievable and bring back the lower part of my face in another way like jaw implants?
Fat grafting to the face can improve facial hollow
facial fat grafting or fat injection to the face can be an excellent option for filling out an empty face. facial hollowing caused by removal of teeth, weight loss, aging, or auto-immune disease can be corrected by facial fat grafting. the most important factor is to choose a plastic surgeon who is experienced in facial fat grafting and cosmetic surgery of the face in Los Angeles.
Web reference: http://www.beautifulself.com/p_facial_fat_grafting.htm
FAT GRAFTING WORKS WELL TO RESTORE FACIAL VOLUME
Fat tranfser is a great option.
It is possible to restore fullness in the:
with fat transfer. In adding fat to these areas your face will widen. Jaw implants alone will accentuate the sub-malar hollowness that you dislike.
Keep in mind that if you do not have some fat deposits elsewhere on your body, fat grafting no longer becomes an option.
Dr. Carlos Cordoba
MDCM, CSPQ, FRCS, FACS
Plastic & Esthetic Surgeon
4055 Ste-Catherine O. Suite 100
Montreal, QC. Canada H3Z 3J8
Using fat to change the shape of the face
Fat grafting can be used to augment or add volume anywhere in the face. The shape of the face can be changed by altering the facial silhouette. Visit with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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Fat grafting can sculpt and reshape your face
Fat grafting can fill in the hollowness under your cheek bones and is the best long-term option. Short-term fillers will work but are not cost effective due to high volumes needed
Several materials available for correcting major facial problems
A number of materials can be injected to correctly rectify major problems. Combination materials can also be injected:
1. Fat: It's available. It's safe. And theoretically long lasting. Major downside is that multiple treatments need to be injected to get the adequate result.
4. Sculptra: Good volumizer. Required repeated injections spaced out by weeks, might tire patients. Nodules can definitely form and may present even after many years of initial injection.
Combination treatment is best, being achieved by injecting Radiesse to the cheeks and the HA materials closer to the mouth and lips.
Fat Transfer or Sculptra to Change Facial Contour
Yes, fat transfer can dramatically add volume and re-contour your face.
With the recent FDA approval of Sculptra, it will become a popular treatment for restoring volume and contour to faces that have lost volume.
With both procedures, technique and the skill of your physician are essential for optimal results.
Good luck and be well.
Loss of facial volume
The difficulty in your situation is the extensivenessof the process. While orhtodontic work explains the loss of volume in the upper lip, it does not make sense that it would have created the cheek hollows. For the lack of volume in the upper lip there are special implants for this but injectables are the best long term solution but fillers are a great subsititute.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/injectables.html
Altering the shape of your face
It seems that the photo makes it hard to tell exactly what your true facial proportions are. There are many ways to change the shape of your face including facial implants, fat injections, and injections of fillers. Each has its pros and cons and would be best reviewed with an expert plastic surgeon in your area.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsurgery.com
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