Facial Fat Grafting Uses the Body’s Own Fat to Smooth Away Wrinkles
In this plastic surgery technique, fat is moved from other parts of the body to the face. The different body parts may be thighs, buttocks, or abdomen. The objective is to make the patient’s face look fresher and younger. Existing scars can also be removed with the help of the procedure. The other terms used for this plastic surgery are:
- fat transfer
- micro lipo-injection
- facial fat rejuvenation
- autologous fat grafting
- fat injection
The Process of Facial Fat Grafting
In the beginning, the person undergoing the procedure will have an elaborate discussion with the surgeon. The surgeon will understand his expectations, and in turn, he will be informed of the operation method and the post-operation care. If only small volumes of fat are to be transferred, local anesthesia is sufficient. But in case large volumes of fat are involved, general anesthesia or sedation may be applied. Fat is removed using appropriate tools. Before insertion, the fat is cleaned by removing blood and damaged cells. After that, the fat is put into the desired location on the face.
After the Surgery
In simple cases, patients can resume work on the same day as the operation. If the volume of fat transferred is large, the patient may require some time to recover. Medication for pain is normally given. There may be swelling and bruising, which will disappear in weeks. The patient is normally advised to avoid sun exposure for some time.