Restore Facial Volume with Fat Transfer Injections

Published on December 23, 2016 by

Nobody can escape from the signs of aging. Over the years, we develop lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet on our faces while our skin becomes loose due to lack of elastin and collagen. Exposure to sun and other elements quickens the aging process, making some of us appear much older than we are.

In recent years, facial rejuvenation has become a popular procedure as more people desire a younger-looking facial appearance. If you are also looking for a more youthful appearance but aren’t interested in invasive procedures like face lifts or other kinds of cosmetic surgeries, then you might want to consider fat transfer injections at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics.

This technique is also referred to as microlipoinjection. It helps restore a youthful look with better contours to your under-eye area, chin, and cheeks as well as improve the volume of your lips.

What Are Fat Transfer Injections?

Fat transfer injections or microlipoinjections involves the transfer of body fat from an individual to areas on their own body that are emaciated or sunken. It’s an autologous procedure because an individual’s own body fat is used to improve the volume of other areas such as face, breasts, or buttocks. This procedure is safe since it is autologous and rarely causes any side effects.

How is the Procedure Performed?

Since this procedure is autologous, there are three steps which are normally performed. First, excess fat found in fat-rich areas such as abdomen, buttocks, or thighs is harvested through liposuction.

Next, these fat cells are isolated and cleaned, making them easier to inject. Finally, the fat is then injected into target areas such as face, buttocks, or breasts to improve volume and appearance. This step is called fat cell transplantation.

Fat Transfer Injections to Help Restore Facial Volume

Most people choose fat transfer injections since it is non-invasive and you use your own body’s fat. These injections help repair signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, frown lines, furrows, and marionette lines. Once the fat has been transferred, your face appears to have better volume and looks more youthful.

Fat can also be transferred for plumper, more full looking lips. People who have these signs of aging, thin lips, or scars and depressions from conditions like acne are eligible for fat transfer injections. This procedure is also ideal for people who are unwilling to go under the knife and prefer non-invasive techniques for facial rejuvenation.

Almost all of your face can be improved with this technique. Creases between your eyebrows or in your forehead, under-eye areas, nose, area between the nose and upper lip, temples, and the jawline can be treated with fat transfer injections.

When injected, the fat smoothens out your skin, erasing these creases, lines, and wrinkles. This technique can also correct scars from acne and hollow or sunken areas on your neck or face to restore lost volume.

Fat transfer injections are much safer than dermal fillers since it is an autologous process with almost no recovery time. Patients who undergo this procedure almost never experience any side effects and the results last between nine months to two years. Consult your doctor for more details on fat transfer methods for facial rejuvenation.

Contact Our Office

If you want to undergo a safe and effective procedure that will allow you to rejuvenate your facial appearance, contact us for more details about fat transfer injections. Dr. Scott Chapin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will help you obtain the best results possible in a safe and comfortable environment.

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