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Restoring Your Facial Volume Using Your Own Excess Fat

February 13, 2019, 6:59 pm

With the passage of time, as you lose fat from your face’s underlying facial fat layer, it can start to look drawn and make you look older than you actually are. The great thing with advances in cosmetic surgery is that restoring your facial volume is now a very viable and widely used option. Facial fat grafting may just be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Facial Fat Grafting Could Make You Look Younger!

Who doesn’t envy the gorgeous glow that comes from the supple fullness of a youthful face? As you age or when you lose a lot of weight, your face can take on a gaunt or drawn appearance as the fat melts away.

While fat loss elsewhere can be a reason for celebration, losing too much of it from your face can bring on a host of problems. These include wrinkly skin, a droopy-looking face, and a generally older appearance.

At one time, cosmetic surgery focused mainly on purely surgical solutions. Now, surgeons have turned their attention to filling and restoring volume with minimally invasive facial rejuvenation.

Is Facial Fat Grafting the Answer to Your Problem?

Whether your problem is an overall loss of facial volume or loss in specific spots, a well-executed facial fat-grafting procedure could work wonders for you. This method is useful for giving fullness to the cheekbone area, the lower eyelids, and even your temples.

With facial fat grafting, patients can get back facial fullness. An added advantage with this treatment is that you can smooth out wrinkles and fill in folds and creases in your skin.

How Does It Work?

Fat grafting is a widely used procedure that’s well established and safe. During fat grafting, Dr. Hlavacek first harvests excess fat from other parts of your body. Popular options for this include the abdomen, thighs, and back.

Once the excess fat has been harvested, it is purified. Dead and damaged fat cells and other unnecessary materials are removed, leaving only the healthiest fat cells for grafting. Healthy cells are more likely to successfully connect to the blood supply in their new location, making it so they thrive for years to come.

The healthy fat cells are evenly injected into the targeted sagging or hollow parts of your face using a syringe. This method is quite long-lasting, and its results look very natural. It also does not require a great deal of downtime afterwards.

Recovery from this procedure is relatively quick. It shouldn’t take more than a few days to start to heal. Just follow the instructions of Dr. Hlavacek to help the process along and you’ll be able to enjoy the full results from your facial fat grafting before you know it.

Contact Our Office to Schedule Your Consultation

With the help of experienced and well-respected surgeon Dr. Matt Hlavacek, you can restore youthful fullness to your face. Dr. Hlavacek will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the procedure. Set up your facial fat-grafting consultation – contact our office today to get started.