You should let your fat work for you, not against you. Explore the benefits of facial fat grafting in Atlanta if you want to restore volume and youthful shape to your face. As you age, your facial structure can change. It's possible that harsh creases will develop, as well as hollow areas. Double board-certified Dr. Julia Kerolus enhances your beauty by reversing volume loss through facial rejuvenation with fat grafting, restoring a softer, more youthful appearance. Book your consultation with Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta to learn about fat grafting.
Facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive plastic surgery treatment that adds or restores volume to your face by using your own body fat from your hips, thighs, or stomach.
It's also known as structural fat grafting, fat injections, or lipofilling, and it's used to augment thin lips, restore sunken cheeks, and smooth deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It can also be used to improve the appearance of scars or reverse signs of aging in the hands.
Transferred fat is the most long-lasting natural approach for reversing facial volume loss.
If you notice hollows under your eyes, around your temples, or on your cheeks, facial fat grafting may be the solution. Likewise, if you wish to fill in deep wrinkles and furrows on your face, you might be a good candidate for facial fat grafting. This minimally invasive technique can also help you reshape and enhance your facial characteristics.
If you're considering facial fat grafting, it's best to be in good health. Before deciding on this therapy, it's imperative to have realistic aesthetic goals.
To begin your procedure for fat grafting Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kerolus will perform gentle liposuction to extract fat from a donor area under local anesthesia. Small incisions are made to accommodate tiny liposuction cannulas. However, the extraction should not be done using a laser or ultrasonic liposuction because it may kill the fat cells.
The fat is then prepared in order to remove debris, excess fluid and dead cells from viable adipose fat cells. Fat cells that are eliminated are those that are unlikely to survive in the graft and may even interfere with the healthy cells. In the last stage, the fat is reinjected in minute droplets throughout the recipient's subcutaneous facial tissue. This ensures that every fat droplet receives adequate blood supply for the fat transplant to survive. The volume of fat injected is measured in cubic centimeters (cc). The amount varies depending on the patient's condition and the area of the face where the processed fat is injected.
A few days off
Because of swelling, redness, and bruising, patients usually take a week off work following facial fat grafting. However, most activities can be resumed after three to five days. Expect redness around the injection sites and mild discomfort at both the graft and donor sites for a few days. Most people won't require prescription pain medication and over-the-counter options should suffice.
A lasting change
Most Atlanta fat grafting patients will see permanent results six to nine months after treatment. However, because this fat has become a part of you, any weight loss or gain might alter the shape of your face. In addition, due to the natural aging process, the treated area will continue to lose volume. It’s important to note that some of the fat may not survive and optimal results may require more than one treatment.
Are you interested in learning more about facial fat transfer in Atlanta and how it might help improve your appearance? Dr. Kerolus is available for consultation. Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery covers Atlanta, the neighboring areas, and patients visiting from outside of Georgia.
The scope of your procedure primarily determines the cost of your facial fat grafting operation and the number of regions treated.
Insurance policies do not cover fat grafting because it is a cosmetic operation. However, payments and prices can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Kerolus.
Taking care of yourself is about more than just annual check-ups and eating right. You also want to preserve your ability to look and feel your best. If you feel like you have an area that you want to improve through plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus. She will make sure you find the right treatment for your best results.
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