Fat loss from the face is part of the aging process. As the face ages (especially thin faces) loses its contour and volume and gets a skeletonized look. The transferred fat to the face is used to restore the lost volume of the face and bring back your youthful beauty, vitality and attractiveness lost with the process of aging. Autologous fat grafting, also called lipo-injection or fat injection, involves extracting fat cells from one part of the body and relocating it to another area.
Typically, fat is removed through liposuction, often from the abdomen, buttocks or thighs, and then processed and injected into the area being treated. Fat grafting is most often used to fill in “sunken” cheeks or laugh lines, correct skin depressions or indentations, minimize forehead wrinkles, and augment the lips. Since the transplanted fat comes from the patient’s own body, fat grafting does not carry a risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Other advantages include a short recovery time, long-lasting results, and effectiveness on any skin type. Many times fat transfer is used in combination with the face lift procedure to enhance the volume of the face and obtain better results from the procedure.