When you begin to notice changes to your appearance over time, the aging process is likely to blame. As the years go by, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, leading to skin laxity and the development of facial wrinkles. Sun exposure and other environmental factors can add to the damage, and suddenly, there is a much older version of yourself looking back at you in the mirror. Fortunately, there are natural ways to reverse the trend and restore youthful vitality to your appearance.

Dr. Saad performs fat transfer for patients looking for natural, long-lasting facial rejuvenation. This procedure removes unwanted fat from one area of the body and injects it into the face to smooth away wrinkles and add fullness and definition to the facial profile. Dr. Saad has refined the various steps of the fat transfer process to make them as efficient and effective as possible, no matter what your precise aesthetic goals might be.

When you begin to notice changes to your appearance over time, the aging process is likely to blame. As the years go by, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, leading to skin laxity and the development of facial wrinkles. Sun exposure and other environmental factors can add to the damage, and suddenly, there is a much older version of yourself looking back at you in the mirror. Fortunately, there are natural ways to reverse the trend and restore youthful vitality to your appearance.

Dr. Saad performs fat transfer for patients looking for natural, long-lasting facial rejuvenation. This procedure removes unwanted fat from one area of the body and injects it into the face to smooth away wrinkles and add fullness and definition to the facial profile. Dr. Saad has refined the various steps of the fat transfer process to make them as efficient and effective as possible, no matter what your precise aesthetic goals might be.

Are You a Candidate?

To qualify for the fat transfer procedure, you must have sufficient fat in another area of the body for harvesting – popular spots include the abdomen, hips and thighs. The removed fat is then processed in a centrifuge and prepared for injection into the areas of the face in need of rejuvenation. This step of the treatment is similar to dermal filler injections, only instead of a synthetic substance, your own cells are used for the transformation.

Fat transfer offers the following anti-aging benefits:

  • Reduces wrinkles in the lower portion of the face
  • Restores fullness and definition to the cheekbones
  • Reverses hollowing in the temple area
  • Stops early formation of jowls due to skin laxity
  • Fills out the area underneath the eyes for a refreshed look

Fat transfer can also be used for a procedure known as a non-surgical rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping) using a combination of fillers and fat to correct minor imperfections and asymmetries in the nose.

About Your Procedure

Liposuction is performed right in our office using local anesthesia in most cases. Micro incisions are made to allow for the insertion of the cannula that will deliver the laser or ultrasound energy and gently suction away the fat cells. The entire process takes about one hour, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. Incisions are usually too small for suturing, so a dressing is applied to the area to protect the incision while it heals.

Once the fat is removed, you will be able to rest comfortably while we process the harvested fat and prepare it for injection. The injections are done using a small needle that causes minimal discomfort. If you prefer, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the area first to ensure a comfortable procedure. Injections are quick, taking just a few minutes in most cases.

The Recovery Process

Recovery from this treatment is primarily due to the fat removal process. Swelling and bruising may occur around your incision points, which should subside within a week or two. Most of our patients return to regular activities within about one week, sporting a leaner, smoother body contour.

Facial rejuvenation results from fat transfer will last for many years. At some point, the signs of aging may begin to creep in again, and you may consider another treatment to maintain your youthful look. The results in the areas where the fat was harvested from will also be long-lasting and even permanent as long as you maintain your healthy weight after treatment.

Fat transfer is an effective anti-aging option when you choose an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Saad for your procedure. Contact our office today to find out if this procedure is the right choice for you.

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