There is a trending new cosmetic treatment out there to help you restore volume to sections of the body that have lost their underlying fatty layers. Fat transfers (also known as autologous fat transplantation or microlipoinjection) harvest your own fat from a site on your body in excess, such as the abdomen, inner thigh or buttocks, to correct wrinkles and plump up the face or hands. This loss in fatty tissue happens over time due to the cellular breakdown caused by ageing in the skin.
Where is this fat transferred?
Fat transfer has seen a huge resurgence in popularity during the past decade, mostly due to advances in surgical techniques that result in a more successful transfer of these fatty tissues. Fat used to contour or add volume to the face is most successful in areas that are not highly mobile, such as your cheeks, temples, around the eyes, and your chin. These areas, although not often mobile, are the first to lose volume in the skin and can make us look much older than we feel.
Pair Fat Transfer with Nonsurgical or Surgical Treatments
To help reduce early wrinkles from settling in these areas, and to reclaim lost youth, we at The Face Institute want to help our patients reintroduce volume to these areas in the face. This treatment can also be used to correct facial deformities. As opposed to synthetic dermal fillers, successfully transferred fat stays in place permanently. During your consultation for fat transfer with Dr Gerarchi, you will discuss your anti-ageing and facial contouring treatment plan at The Face Institute.
The procedure can be performed under a local or general anaesthetic. Harvested fat is purified and refined before being injected into the desired location. It has the enormous advantages of yielding plentiful quantities of plumping material to work with and is also completely biocompatible. Also, recent studies suggest that the stem cells in the transferred fat improve the quality of the skin overlying where the fat is transferred, making you look even younger.
This surgical procedure can completely change the way your skin looks because it not only will support your skin by adding volume but also allow Dr Gerarchi to contour the natural features of the face. Fat transfer is one of the better options for our patients since the tissues taken directly from the body are completely natural since they’re yours! Fat transfer is safe and all natural.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can take excess fat from your body and transform it into volume boosting fillers for your face, hands, temples, around your eyes and chin, call The Face Institute to schedule your appointment today on 02 9412 4599.
The before and after photographs shown are of Dr Gerarchi’s patients and the surgery has been performed by Dr Gerarchi. They are for illustrative purposes only. They show the results achieved by individual patients and are no guarantee of the outcome to be expected by any particular individual considering surgery. Surgeons of good reputation do not guarantee outcomes. Unexpected events and individual healing characteristics can affect the outcome of any surgery.
Please feel free free to call us on (02) 9412 4599 or email if you would like any additional information about this procedure.