Fat Grafting: Explained

As we get older, wrinkling and gravity combine to cause volume loss to our facial features.
Our faces may begin to look hollow; gone are the days of plump, rosy cheeks. Paul Sabini, M.D. can bring back those youthful days with fat grafting. If you feel skeptical about the procedure, let us explain:

What is Fat Grafting?

Volume loss is often most prominent around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Fat grafting involves removing a small amount of fat from the abdomen or thighs and placing them in regions of the face that have begun to lose fat. It is then injected as small droplets throughout the areas of the face that are lacking.

Adding volume to the face via this procedure adds more light to the face, making skin look more radiant. It can even smooth out skin texture and tone through a stem-cell response that the skin undergoes over areas of transplanted fat. These changes can appear towards a year following the procedure.

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Why choose Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is advantageous because it does not require implants, rather, your own tissue is used. Because these fat cells are completely biocompatible with your body, there is no chance of them being rejected by surrounding tissues. Fat is also removed from an area in which you may desire to lose fat already.

Other Benefits

If you have facial creases, like laugh lines, smile lines, or crow’s-feet, fat can be removed from your abdomen, thighs, or other areas and be injected into your face. You can fill in acne scars and sunken areas of the face, lips, and cheeks. It is even possible to minimize lines between your nose and mouth, correct skin depressions or indentations, and minimize forehead wrinkles. By injecting healthy fat cells into your facial areas, your treatment will slowly improve the collagen in the surrounding tissue. Therefore, this will make your skin appear more supple, some elasticity may be regained, and you will achieve a more youthful glow!

If you are considering the fat grafting procedure, call today to schedule a consult with Dr. Sabini!