How Does Facial Fat Transfer Work?
Sure, dermal fillers are great, and they have a lot of versatility in treatment options, but they don’t have the one thing facial fat transfer has: longevity. Dermal fillers are eventually absorbed by the body, whereas fat cells—harvested from a donor site on your body, like the thighs or abdomen—are only absorbed if the cells are damaged or dead. This simple procedure takes excess fat from one area, purifies it, and transfers it to areas of your face that have lost volume. Facial fat transfer fills in under eye and cheek hollows, rounds out the apples of your cheeks or fills gauntness around the temples. It can also fill in deepening lines around your mouth and nose, preserving youthful contours for years to come.
After local anesthesia is applied to the donor site, your fat is harvested through a tiny incision that requires only one stitch to close. The donor tissue is placed in a centrifuge to separate the fat’s components. Using only the purest tissue, the fat is inserted through an even smaller cannula into the affected areas of the face. Dr. Paul Lanfranchi uses his artistry and precision to sculpt the tissue for effortlessly natural results. Because the cells have the potential to connect with your blood supply and your body doesn’t reject the cells, you may go years or longer without needing a follow-up procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Ideal candidates have a significant amount of fat to harvest from a donor area such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, or flanks. Because you’re transferring your own tissues, the chance for rejection is negligible. Schedule a consultation with The Lanfranchi Center to learn more.