Nasolabial And Marionette Folds And Lips
Wrinkles, fine lines, creases, and folds on the face can reveal how old we are. Many of us would like to find a miracle cure to turn back the hands of time. Unfortunately, achieving a youthful and rested appearance is not always as easy as we hope. At-home treatments are no match against some signs of facial aging. One of the main areas with signs of aging that people complain about is the lower half of the face. However, many people do not want to undergo an invasive surgery such as a facelift or necklift. Fortunately, fat transfer can be performed to target the lips and areas around the nose and lips with minimal recovery time, little pain, and lasting results.
Facial Fat TransferCan Effectively Improve:
- Nasolabial folds (from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth downward)
- Lack of fullness in the lips
- Undefined lip lines
- “Smoker’s lines” around the lips
Facial Rejuvenation With Fat Transfer
Fat transfer involves the removal of unwanted fat from one area of the body and the injection of this fat into the desired area to add volume and fill wrinkles. Liposuction is used to harvest the fat from one area of the body, and the fat is then purified and injected into the target area(s).
Fat From Your Own Body
Fat transfer involves the removal of fat from one area of a person’s body, which is then used to rejuvenate and enhance the face. By using one’s own fat, there is minimal chance of rejection as well as a lower risk of infection, and the results are generally permanent.
Slender Body Contours
Typically, patients choose to remove fat from an area of the body with stubborn, excess fatty deposits. Fat transfer allows for an individual to finally rid themselves of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise so that they can achieve the more slender, attractive body they desire.
Lip Shaping and Sculpting
Someone may feel as if their lips are inadequately shaped or undefined. Fat transfer allows Dr. Coleman to use the harvested fat to sculpt and design the lips into the desired shape.
Minimal to No Scarring
Because this procedure uses minimally invasive injections to transfer the fat, patients can expect to have no scarring on their face or lips. The liposuction procedure uses small incisions on the body that will be inconspicuous and fade over time.
Disguise Unnatural Implants
To augment, reconstruct, and rejuvenate the facial contours, some people may have tried facial implants. Even though facial implants are effective for creating a balance between the chin, cheeks, and jawline, implants can shift or not look as natural over time. Fat grafting can be used to recontour the face in the areas surrounding the facial implants to make the face look and feel a lot more natural.
Long-Lasting Facial Rejuvenation
In comparison to other facial rejuvenation and enhancement techniques, fat transfer offers lasting results. Facial fillers are a great solution for filling in facial volume to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the nose and mouth; however, they only offer temporary results. Fat transfer surgery provides patients with an option of filling in facial volume permanently.
Facial Fat Transfer FAQs
Am I a good candidate for lip enhancement and facial rejuvenation with fat transfer?
Those who would like to fill in facial wrinkles, hollows, and fine lines or add volume to their lips may be good candidates for facial fat transfer. Patients should not have circulation problems due to a medical condition or smoking.
Is there any pain associated with facial fat transfer surgery?
After fat transfer surgery, patients may experience some bruising and swelling. Pain medication can be prescribed to help ease any discomfort.
How long is the recovery after facial fat transfer surgery?
Swelling and bruising is normal for the first week, after which time most patients return to work. Bruising will minimize after the first week, but minor swelling may be visible in the second week.
Can fat transfer be performed on any other areas of the body?
Yes; fat transfer surgery can be performed on the breasts for augmentation, the buttocks for enhancement, and the hands for rejuvenation.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with facial fat transfer?
Facial fat transfer is typically performed without any major problems. However, there are some side effects and risks:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Damage to underlying tissue layers
- Changes in sensation