Autologous Fat Injections for Facial Rejuvenation
You do not necessarily need to have a foreign substance injected into your face in order to plump out areas for wrinkle reduction or to add volume. There is another option. Autologous fat injections remove fat from another area of your body and inject it into targeted areas of your face. These injections are used to fill out creased areas, plump up areas where facial volume has been lost and enhance the look of fullness in your facial features.
This minimally invasive procedure improves facial contours by eliminating the nasolabial folds between the lips and the nose and the lines between the lips and the chin. These lines are also called marionette lines. Autologous fat injections can also be used to fill in cheeks that look saggy or flat.
The natural look of autologous fat injections make them a popular option for wrinkle removal and overall rejuvenation of the aging face. Complications with this type of filler are minimal. Your own body fat is used, so there is little chance of an allergic reaction or rejection.
The Autologous Fat Injection Procedure
This procedure can be used on individuals who are healthy and have enough body fat to use in the treatment. Transferring fat from one part of the body to your face involves liposuction techniques to remove the fat from the harvest area. These areas are usually the lower abdomen, hips or thighs. Tiny incisions are made to remove the fat.
Once the fat has been harvested, it is then prepared for injection into the targeted areas on the face. Lines, hollows of the face and depressions are injected with the fat to rejuvenate and recontour those areas. Since some of the fat cells will not survive the procedure, the area may be overfilled to compensate for fat cell losses.
Autologous fat injections can last a very long time. When a blood supply is established with the healthy fat cells, the procedure becomes relatively permanent.
For more information about autologous fat injections and other facial and dermal filler options, contact Creative Facial Aesthetics today. Schedule a consultation appointment, and let us discuss with you the options you have for a more youthful appearance.