Although the popularity of fat transplantation is a relatively recent development in plastic surgery, the concept of fat transfer is not new. Throughout the early part of the 20th century, attempts were made to correct other conditions, but modern fat grafting did not develop until the early 1980s with the popularity of liposuction.
What is Facial Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting has been used for correction of facial scarring, including acne scars. A fuller, more youthful appearance can also be achieved to minimize signs of aging. Facial fat grafting is also used for facial areas around the mouth or between the eyes that are poorly addressed with a facelift. Fat grafting can also be used to create fuller lips.
Am I a good candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?
Facial fat transfer is ideal for patients who may be allergic to synthetic facial fillers, because the fat injectable fillers are harvested from the patient’s own body.
What can I expect from Facial Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting can improve the creased and shrunken areas of the face, and add fullness to the lips and cheeks.
How long is recovery from Facial Fat Grafting?
There will be some swelling, discomfort and bruising, but most patients return to normal activities within a few days following this procedure.
Find out about facial fat transfer by calling Beauty by Brueck at 239-939-5233 for a free cosmetic consultation. Dr. Brueck serves patients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and nearby areas of Florida.