Out of the varying techniques available to rejuvenate one’s face to make it look younger again, fat transfer gives one of the most natural and aesthetically pleasing results. Fat transfer concerns taking fat from one part of the body and transferring it to the face where the contours and wrinkles can be filled out again the way they once were when a person was younger and had better skin. As individuals age, they generally lose the fullness in their facial tissue. This fullness is what gives a person a youthful look and now, through fat transfer, it is possible to get this youthful look again.
Fat transfer for facial rejuvenation can help with:
People generally come in for fat transfer facial rejuvenation to treat areas such as their cheeks, lips, temples, wrinkles near the mouth, and wrinkles near the eyes. It is important to note that some of the fat that is transferred will get reabsorbed into the body within 6-8 weeks after the procedure.
The reason why fat transfer gives a much more natural result then other procedures is because the volume of one’s skin is increased without significantly tightening the tissue. Excessive tightening is generally what produces the unnatural look that most people experience after getting a facelift. Anyone who has decided to go in for fat transfer will first discuss the final look they are aiming for with their plastic surgeon. The surgeon will advise them on whether the fat transfer is the right procedure for them or not and inform them of what their other options are.
When a person returns home after their procedure, they should avoid doing any extra physical activity that will cause their heart rate to increase or their blood pressure to increase for at least a week after the procedure. The more rest a person gets, the better it is for the healing process of both the face and the bruised area from where the fat was collected from in the first place.
A person should also keep their head elevated as much as possible to reduce the swelling in their face. The patient should not be feeling any intense pain, but mild pain is expected for a short period and they should be feeling back to normal again within two weeks after the surgery. They should continue to take precautionary measures for at least four to six weeks after the procedure.
The results will be visible right away but proper healing after the fat transfer procedure is a slow process and the results may take some time to become apparent. It can even take a few months to a year for the body to adjust to the surgery completely.