One of the changes that occurs to the face as you age is loss of volume. Many people notice their face looks gaunt with more lines and wrinkles as facial fat and collagen dissipate. Adding volume under the skin can smooth lines and fill in hollows to create a more youthful appearance. An excellent option for adding volume is with facial fat transfer, which we offer at HMS Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL.
There are many facial fillers that can be injected under the skin to add volume, but they only provide temporary results. Fat grafting or injections use your own fatty tissue to replace lost volume in the face. This can provide natural-appearing outcomes that can rejuvenate the facial appearance for years, reducing lines, wrinkles and hollows.
Rejuvenating Fat Injections
To perform facial fat transfers, fat first is harvested from another area, such as the abdomen, through a minor liposuction procedure. The fatty tissue is filtered and sterilized before it is placed in a syringe for the facial fat injections. No incisions are needed for fat grafting – the fat is injected under the skin in the desired areas. Common spots volumized by fat injections include:
- Tear troughs
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
Facial fat transfers can create youthful fullness, replacing the lost volume in the skin and facial tissues. With more volume, the face looks lifted and smoother, without the need for a lift plastic surgery. Since fat from the patient is used, not a synthetic filler, there are no risks of adverse reactions to the fat transfer. The procedure can create stunning outcomes, rejuvenating the face with long-lasting results.
Dr. Harry Salinas has extensive experience performing reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures for patients throughout the Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL, area. He is board certified and has the expertise to create natural, gorgeous results with facial fat injections. If you want to look years younger with a refreshed facial appearance, come see us at HMS Plastic Surgery. Contact our plastic surgery center to schedule a facial fat transfer consultation with Dr. Salinas.