Fat transfer is a procedure where fat is moved from unwanted areas of the body (such as stomach and waist) to areas where more fat is beneficial. One of the areas that looses fat with age is the middle of the face: cheeks, under the eyes, nasolabial folds, temples. The procedure and transfer fat to that area, rejuvenating it, and giving a more youthful appearance. It is a natural way to enhance volume.
Benefits of fat transfer to face
- natural and youthful appearance of the face
- can improve features that are deficient congenitally
- longer lasting and cheaper overall then fillers
Recovery after fat transfer to face
It is an outpatient procedure, which can be done under local anesthesia. You will have some swelling, that can last for a few weeks. The worst swelling is during the first few days. You will be able to go back to your usual activities in a day or so. Final result will appear in 6 months to a year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I look weird, with big cheeks and a large face?
No, properly done fat transfer restores natural appearance, and very mildly enhances ones features. The people on who the fat transfer is obvious have overdone it. It needs to be in moderation.
How long does the transferred fat stay?
Some of the fat get reabsorbed back, about 35 percent the first year. But then the remainder of it stays for years. That is why it is cheaper then fillers. Fillers stay for about a year maximum.