What is a Facial Fat Transfer
A facial fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure in which a person’s own existing body fat is used to restore volume to and plump up sunken or sagging areas of the face. Because an individual’s own fatty tissue is used, the entire facial fat transfer procedure involves 3 in-depth steps. Firstly, the patient must undergo a light liposuction treatment, extracting any pockets of extra fat around the lower abdomen and thighs. Next, the extracted fat cells need to be isolated and purified. Once the fat cells have been cleansed, they are injected into the targeted areas on the face. Undergoing a facial fat transfer helps remove any visible “wear and tear” on the face, including but not limited to: smile and frown lines, marionette lines (which run from the sides of the mouth all the way down to the chin), wrinkles and furrows, and hollowed areas (like under the cheekbone or eyes).