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Facial Fat Grafting: Everything You Need to Know

Facial Fat Grafting

Facial aging happens at varying rates and in many different ways. It can lead to volume loss in certain areas of the face. The common areas are the cheeks, temples, and even lower face. Out of all these, cheeks are the most significant.

Loss of Facial Fat is a concern for many

This loss of facial volume can create a notable demarcation between the cheek and the lower eyelid. Often referred to as the "lid-cheek junction," this area is responsible for most of the distinctive changes during the aging process.

The lid-cheek junction becomes more prominent as the cheeks lose significant volume. Besides, the residual facial volume begins to drift on the lower part of the face that creates folds as we age. These changes make the face look more tired and stressed.

There are different ways to correct this loss of volume that occurs throughout the face. Nowadays, there are a variety of facial rejuvenation options available - both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

These treatments can replace the expressionless and tight look with a beautiful and natural-looking face. A very popular procedure is facial fat grafting. Let's know more about the procedure.

What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is an ideal way to increase facial volume to gain a more rejuvenated and younger appearance. During the process, fat cells are harvested from one part of your body and transferred into another. It is usually performed to restore volume in the cheeks or the mid-face, below the eyes, lips, and chin.

Fat Grafting Before-After

Where is the Fat Taken From?

Generally, the fat is taken from your own body - from the abdomen, thighs, or hips. It is performed through a liposuction method. You can also choose to transfer the fat via stem cell grafting. In this process, the stem cells from your body are extracted and concentrated, and placed into a spinning centrifuge. This fat is then injected into the areas of the face to be treated.

The stem cells make fat grafting an ideal filler. Since the process utilizes your body's fatty tissue that contains an abundant amount of stem cells, the major benefit is that the self-renewing stem cells transform themselves into specialized cell types to rejuvenate the skin. Sometimes known as a “stem cell facelift,” the stem cell facial fat grafting is a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.

Other Facial Rejuvenation Fillers

One of the most popular among women is dermal fillers when it comes to removing signs of aging and give your face a fuller appearance. Facial fillers are specially engineered products such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and collagen that help to eliminate facial wrinkles and lines and rejuvenate facial skin. Other options are lip, cheek, and chin augmentation. These are injectable fillers specifically designed to address the problems of the area to be treated.

The Benefits of Fat Grafting over Other Facial Fillers

Artificial facial fillers are generally grown and harvested in pharmaceutical labs. Although these fillers can restore volume to your facial structures, they have disadvantages too. You would need frequent injections once these injections are fully absorbed by the body. They are expensive and may not even give you the desired natural feel and look to your face.

On the contrary, the facial fat grafting technique has several benefits over artificial facial fillers:

       Results feel and look more natural

       Longer lasting results than lab-grown fillers

       Minimally invasive procedure

       Fat grafting/transfer is invisible underneath the skin

Am I a Good Candidate?

 If you have begun noticing facial aging, or you have had a facelift previously and need to undergo another facial rejuvenating procedure, you can opt for facial fat grafting. Moreover, the procedure will be customized based on your requirements.

Results & Recovery

The results and effects of facial fat grafting are very long-lasting – significantly longer than other artificial facial injectables. Since aging is an ongoing process, you may or may not require to repeat fat grafting. The average patient receives 1-2 treatments to achieve the desired results.

Recovery following fat grafting is relatively easy and fast. There may be some swelling and bruising at the site of the fat transfer, which can be treated with ice or any over the counter pain reliever. Most patients can move about and engage in normal activities on the same day of the injections.

Facial Fat Grafting in India

If you are considering undergoing facial fat grafting in India, choosing the right surgeon and a well-equipped facility is important. You can certainly rely on IndiCure for such decisions. We strive for consistent results and value our patient's time and money they invest while traveling to India and undergoing the procedure here.

Facial Fat Grafting is a highly sophisticated procedure, hence we choose the best surgeon who is an expert in preoperative planning, choice of surgical sites, choice of equipment, and meticulous surgical techniques. Besides, we are affiliated with the best plastic surgery centers which are spotlessly clean and are well equipped with the latest technology and expertise of the surgeons.

Now you have multiple options to book an appointment with our highly skilled and experienced surgical team.

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