As you age, the skin around your eyes, jawline, and forehead can begin to sag, giving you a tired, older appearance. Dr. Cecil Yeung of the Yeung Institute is a leading facial plastic surgeon in Houston who offers facial fat transfers as a way to plump up your face so you look younger and refreshed. Dr. Yeung takes a personalized approach to all of his procedures, so he develops a fat transfer plan that’s just right for your needs. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Fat Transfer Q & A
What is a facial fat transfer?
A fat transfer procedure, also known as fat grafting, takes fat from another part of your body, such as your belly, hips, or buttocks, so Dr. Yeung can inject it into the hollow or sagging areas of your face. As part of the aging process, it’s common to lose fat in your face, causing your features to appear tired and sagging. The loss of facial fat can leave you with baggy eyes, drooping eyelids, and a sagging browline.
A fat transfer procedure restores volume to the areas of your face where you need it most. The result is a fuller, younger-looking appearance. Dr. Yeung commonly performs fat transfer procedures in combination with a facelift.
Is a fat transfer safe?
Yes, the fat grafting procedure is safe. The fat comes from your own body and is processed so Dr. Yeung can inject it into certain areas of your face. Since the fat is not a foreign substance, it’s actually even safer for your body than most dermal fillers. This is especially helpful for men and women with allergies or sensitivities to some of the ingredients in dermal fillers.
What kind of results can I expect with a fat transfer?
Expect long-lasting results from a facial fat transfer. The fat that Dr. Yeung injects into the areas around your mouth and eyes increases plumpness so you appear less tired and your skin is more youthful. One of the benefits of a fat transfer is that fat cells can survive indefinitely, so the more cells that survive the transfer, the better your results will be.
You can optimize the results of your fat transfer by avoiding stress, trauma and any other activities that might have a negative impact on your face for two weeks after the procedure. There are no incisions, so you won’t have scarring, but you’ll need to protect the fat as it adapts to its new location.
Dr. Yeung typically performs fat transfer procedures at the Yeung Institute’s state-of-the-art surgery center in Houston. This fully accredited surgery center offers the highest standard of care in a private, luxurious atmosphere. Find out if you’re a candidate for the fat grafting process by calling or scheduling an appointment using the online system.