What is fat grafting and how is it used?

Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face can make men and women appear older than they really are. Exposure to the elements, along with the natural process of aging, causes these imperfections to develop due to the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. However, with specialized techniques, plastic surgeons and dermatologists can provide ways to smooth the skin that doesn’t always require a surgical facelift. At Sasson Plastic Surgery of Great Neck, NY, Dr. Homayoun Sasson and his team can help patients achieve a more youthful appearance by undergoing fat grafting for facial transfer. 

Understanding fat grafting 

Fat grafting, or fat transfer, is a unique process in which fat is removed from another area of the body, such as the midsection or thighs, and then injected into facial wrinkles to add volume and smooth them. Fat transfers are another alternative to dermal fillers, which also add volume but with an ingredient called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are not long-lasting. They need to be injected regularly to maintain the results, as the body naturally absorbs it. With fat transfers, the fat remains permanently, improving lines and wrinkles for many years! 

Who is a candidate for fat grafting? 

The best candidates are patients who have experienced volume loss and skin laxity in the facial area and are ready to achieve a youthful appearance without the need for invasive plastic surgery. 

What areas can be treated with facial fat grafting? 

  • Eye area
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Smile lines
  • Volume loss in cheeks
  • Tear troughs
  • Temples
  • Chin/jaw area

Connect with the team at Sasson Plastic Surgery today 

Dr. Homayoun Sasson and his team are here to help patients achieve a more attractive and youthful appearance. If you struggle with wrinkles, lines, and folds that impact the look of your face and want to smooth your skin, it might be time to speak to a plastic surgeon. Minimally invasive options such as fat grafting are available to provide patients with alternative ways to look and feel their best. Call one of our two office locations in the area of Great Neck, NY to discuss your options.     

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