What is Facial Fat Transfer?
As we age, the very structure of our face changes. The cheeks start to sink, the temples appear hollowed and the skin becomes thinner, making us look older than we may feel. This happens because we begin to lose the collagen, tissue volume and subcutaneous fats that give our face its round, youthful appearance. A facial fat transfer, also known as fat injections or fat grafting, is a minimally-invasive procedure that reverses these signs of aging by restoring lost volume using fat harvested from your own body, most often the hips, thighs and abdomen. This provides the dual benefit of sculpting common problem areas by removing stubborn fat while simultaneously treating the signs of aging in the face. Once extracted, the harvested fat is extremely versatile and can address a variety of concerns, such as:
- Plump hollow or sunken areas
- Fill in deep lines and grooves
- Treat loose, sagging skin
- Correct asymmetry
- Fill in scars and other depressions
- Add definition
- Restore volume to flat cheeks
- Sculpt more youthful facial contours
Dr. Huettner is highly skilled in facial contouring and can use fat injections throughout the face, treating the eyes, temples, cheeks, lips, chin, jawline, mouth and more. Unlike dermal fillers and other injectables, a facial fat transfer offers a more permanent solution to reducing the signs of aging and corrects volume loss without the use of synthetic materials.