Fat Transfer: What It Can Do For You

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When it comes to cosmetic procedures, most individuals become a bit skeptical of having a foreign material such as an implant put into their body. Although it is rare, implants can cause allergic reactions in a few patients. If this is a fear for those considering a cosmetic operation, fat transfer might be of interest. This treatment can often offer the same results as an implant or facial filler, but it's done using tissue from the patient’s own body. The fat is taken from an area with excess in order to fill in an area that's become thin over time.

Signs of aging in the face are as clear as day. Facial fat collapses with age especially in the cheeks and forehead. A fat transfer is a relatively safe and simple procedure, requiring only a couple of syringes and a small amount of liposuction. The liposuction removes fat from certain areas, such as the thighs or stomach. The syringes are then filled with the purified fat and injected into an area that's sunken in or lacks volume. The use of the patient’s own tissue prevents the possibility of an allergic reaction, as it's completely natural both in look and feel.

Fat transfer is for anybody who wants to look younger again. Wrinkles are not the only sign of aging. Losing volume in the face is a tell-tale sign of becoming older. With a transfer of fat from their own body, patients can regain the youthful volume they desire. Fat injections can be useful in areas such as the forehead to reduce lines from the brow, or under the eyes where the pads of fat have diminished leaving the face with a hollow look. They can also be placed in hands to reduce the appearance of aging.

The results of a fat transfer can last for many years, and the recovery time is usually just a few days. If there is discomfort after the operation, it can be treated with over the counter pain medication. Fat transfer can be used to correct many facial imperfections —not only wrinkles, but scars as well. The road to feeling younger often starts with appearance.

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Sacramento Plastic Surgeon