As we grow older, our faces undergo a number of changes. Sun exposure and decreased elasticity can cause wrinkles, gravity can lead to sagging, and loss of volume in the tissues of the face creates an older-looking profile. But with cosmetic treatments like facelift, dermal fillers, and facial fat grafting at our New York City cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Basil Pakeman can restore the youthfulness of your face. Facial fat grafting is especially well-suited for patients seeking a minimally invasive yet very effective option. If you'd like to learn more about any one of our advanced facial procedures, including facial fat grafting, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to schedule a consultation.
Restoring Facial Youthfulness
Much of what we associate with youth has as much to do with the overall shape and fullness of the face as it does with surface features like wrinkles. Facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive technique that takes advantage of a patient’s own natural fat cells to restore youthful vitality to the face. By injecting a patient’s own fat cells into parts of the face that have thinned out and lost volume over time, the face can be reshaped to more accurately reflect how young you feel on the inside.
The Procedure of using Fat Grafting for Facial Rejuvenation
Fat grafting is an increasingly popular facial rejuvenation treatment in which Dr. Pakeman carefully removes a small amount of fat from an area of excess, such as your thighs or abdomen, using liposuction.
Once the fat has been removed and purified, Dr. Pakeman then injects it into the parts of the face where volume has decreased. Fat cells are usually injected around the eyes, in the cheeks, and near the jawline, but the specific grafting sites depend upon your unique situation and aesthetic goals. No incisions are needed, the injections are virtually noninvasive, and fat is administered in small, easily adjustable increments.
The result is a revitalized appearance that is tighter, fuller, and more youthful. Some patients even choose to combine fat grafting with another facial procedure, such as:
Including a dermal filler like Restylane as part of your long-term plan can also improve the overall results without the need for invasive surgery.
If age has taken its toll on your face and you'd like to gain a more youthful appearance, facial fat grafting may be right for you. To learn more, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to arrange a private, confidential consultation.