What is Fat Grafting?
Fat Grafting, also known as Facial Autologous Muscular Injection, is a minimally invasive procedure that restores loss of volume in the face due to aging.
As we age, our faces lose subcutaneous fat naturally, and wrinkles become more obvious. Environmental factors such as sun exposure can accelerate this effect.
The procedure involves removing fatty tissue from other areas of the body and injecting it into specific areas of the face.
Fat grafting can be used as an alternative to a face lift or dermal fillers.
Is Fat Grafting for me?
Fat Grafting can be used to soften wrinkles and creases on your face, and can be helpful for those of us with early signs of aging.
A Facelift may be a more suitable procedure for some patients as non-surgical treatments cannot achieve the same results.
Contact us for a consultation to determine if Fat Grafting is right for you.
About the procedure
Fat Grafting is an outpatient procedure and does not require general anesthesia to be administered. There is minimal risk of an allergic reaction as the patient’s own tissue is used for the facial injection.
For the procedure, adult stem cells of fatty tissue are taking from a separate area of the body such as the hip or abdomen. This fat is then concentrated and refined.
The fat is injected into the muscles of the face that are responsible for facial expressions.
Fat Grafting procedures are non-surgical and do not requires incisions. The results are therefore free of scars and appear more natural.
Because your own body tissue is used, the results are long lasting, but will not stop the aging process. A healthy lifestyle will help prolong results.
Results in most cases are good and you will feel better about your appearance which will help boost self-confidence.
Risks of Fat Grafting
Complications from Fat Grafting are extremely rare as the procedure is minimally invasive and the use of general anesthetic is not required.
Talk to your surgeon if you have questions or concerns about the procedure.
The cost of a Fat Graft will varies depending on the doctor’s experience. Contact us for a consultation.
Financing may be offered, so be sure to ask.