Sagging skin can make you feel older than your years, but finding the right cosmetic solution isn’t always easy. If you find that anti-aging skin care products don’t deliver enough oomph, a fat transfer could be your path to the fountain of youth.
A fat transfer — also known as fat grafting or fat injections — can refresh a tired appearance and boost your confidence. But is it right for you?
As a double-board certified facial and plastic surgeon, Dr. Cecil Yeung takes a personalized approach to all of his consultations. At The Yeung Institute in Houston, Texas, each facial fat transfer is designed to meet your specific needs.
Are you interested in restoring a plump and more youthful appearance with a fat transfer? Here’s what you need to know.
A fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that restores volume to areas in your face that need it most. Dr. Yeung uses liposuction to take fat from one part of your body 一 typically a problem area such as your abdomen, hips, or buttocks 一 and injects it into areas that have lost volume. Dr. Yeung often combines fat transfer procedures with other procedures, including facelifts.
You might consider a fat transfer if:
As part of the natural aging process, it’s normal to lose facial fat. Unfortunately, this can create baggy eyes, a sagging browline, droopy eyelids, and sunken cheeks. You might consider a fat transfer if you’re bothered by hollow cheeks or sagging skin around your eyes, jawline, or forehead.
As part of the fat grafting process, we first take unwanted fat from elsewhere on your body. We use liposuction to do this, so you should meet all the requirements, such as good skin quality, to receive liposuction before you can consider fat grafting.
Fat grafts are often performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries. If you’re already undergoing cosmetic surgery — such as a facelift or blepharoplasty — and would like to take your results to the next level, talk to Dr. Yeung about the advantages of adding a fat transfer to your plans.
Fat transfers are also ideal for people who want to avoid injectables made from synthetic ingredients or who need to avoid dermal fillers due to allergies to specific ingredients in fillers.
As with any cosmetic procedure, you should:
Because fat cells can survive indefinitely, the effects of a facial fat transfer don’t fade as they do with dermal fillers. But you need to protect the fat as it adapts and follow after-care steps precisely in the weeks following your transfer for best results.
Your specific treatment plan may vary depending on what other procedures you combine with your fat transfer. In general, you can expect:
The fat injections can restore volume to your mouth and eye areas, increasing plumpness so you appear less tired and more refreshed. As a result, fat transfers can help you feel confident as you put your best face forward.
Maybe you’re starting a new chapter of your life and want to look as youthful as you feel. Or maybe you’re making a bold life change and want a bold new look to go with it. Regardless of why you’re seeking facial rejuvenation, know that Dr. Yeung can help.
If you’re interested in a fat transfer to plump up your face and restore a more youthful appearance or you’d like to consider a combination of treatments, schedule your consultation at The Yeung Institute today.