The most natural material we have to augment areas of our face and body that are depressed or scarred is our own fat. Originally introduced by one of the world’s most famous liposuction surgeons, Dr. Pierre Fornier, fat transfer has developed into a science. Each dermatologic surgeon combines all of the known effective techniques to give their patients a long lasting filler correction.
As we age, our face shows signs of fat loss around the eyes, cheeks and mouth. To replace the lost facial fat we can harvest our own fat from areas of our body where we usually have trouble losing fat. The fat is either harvested on the day of transplantation or at an earlier time. Some advantages of fat transfer over the other filler materials:
Commonly treated areas for fat transfer include:
Fat transfer is a semi-permanent procedure and additional fat can be added at a later date. There is minimal to no downtime and patients can resume normal non-aerobic activities immediately after treatment. There can be some bruising and swelling, which usually disappears within a few days.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
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