Looking for a way to achieve a youthful appearance without surgery? Dallas, TX facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Rachel Walker, may have the solution for you: fat grafting. This minimally invasive procedure can help restore volume and elasticity to the skin, giving you a more attractive and volumized look. At the practice of Dr. Rachel Walker, patients can learn everything they need to know about this procedure, including what to expect during and after their treatment.
What is facial fat grafting?
Facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. In most cases, the fat is taken from the patient’s abdomen or thighs and then injected into their face. This can help improve the appearance of areas that have lost volume or elasticity, such as the cheeks, temples, and under the eyes.
What are the benefits of facial fat grafting?
There are many benefits to facial fat grafting, including:
- Restoration of volume and elasticity to the skin
- Improved appearance of wrinkles and lines
- A more youthful look overall
What about dermal fillers instead?
Facial fat grafting works differently than common dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made of synthetic materials, whereas fat grafting uses the patient’s own tissue. Fat grafting also lasts longer than dermal fillers and can provide a more natural-looking result.
How is facial fat grafting performed?
The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes about two hours. It requires the patient to pinpoint an area of the body that they would like to remove fat from, and then the areas of the face where volume is desired. The fat is processed after it is removed to ensure it is clean and purified before being reinjected into the areas where it is needed. It is a less invasive procedure than traditional plastic surgery and does not leave behind noticeable scarring.
How do I find out if I’m a candidate for facial fat grafting?
The team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas in Dallas, TX work routinely with adult men and women looking to turn back the hands of time with surgical and nonsurgical solutions. Call (972) 661-5077 to request an appointment with Dr. Rachel Walker and her staff to learn more about this and other facial and body procedures available.