Aging is an inevitable fact that we all must face at one time or another. Still, we do not have to face it as early as our ancestors. We have the technology and innovation to slow down the process of aging. You can maintain youthful looks well into your seventies through Skintuitive MedSpa’s Fat Transfer therapies and surgical procedures.

Dermal fillers have been used for a long time and are very effective but they only last a few short months. The main difference is that dermal fillers are synthetic and Fat Transfer is a natural alternative and it can yield more natural-looking, long-term, and often permanent results. Serving Newnan, Peachtree City, Senoia, Fairburn, and Sharpsburg Georgia.

What Is Facial Fat Grafting?

Also known as lipo injection and autologous fat transfer, facial fat grafting offers an alternative to dermal filler. Rather than having a foreign synthetic substance injected into the face (like Juvederm and Restylane), fat grafting involves the injection of a patient’s own fat cells to plump areas of the face that show signs of aging. As such, there is no risk of your body rejecting the graft.

Unlike the immediacy of fillers, the final results of fat grafting can take three to six months to reveal themselves. This is the length of time it takes for the graft to become established in its new location. Once the process is over, the graft is permanent, though revision procedures may be considered years down the line as needed.

What is Fat Grafting used for? 

Fat grafting is used for facial rejuvenation, including volumizing the cheeks, plumping the lips, filling in the under-eye area, reshaping the nose, defining the jaw, and lifting saggy jowls. It is also commonly used for augmenting the breasts and buttocks. 

It restores hollowing and volume loss in many parts of the face. Fat transfer adds volume beneath the skin, and removes lines, deep wrinkles, and skin laxity. It also smooths the texture of the skin. 

What is the procedure and recovery process? 

Lipoinjection is a two-part process. First, fat cells must be surgically harvested from one part of the body, so they can be purified and then injected into the face. Fat is generally collected from the hips, thighs, or stomach. Both of these procedures can be carried out as outpatient surgery under local anesthesia (some providers and patients may prefer general anesthesia to control pain).

Bruising and swelling can be expected at both the donor and recipient sites, and advice on how to manage this will be explained during preoperative consultations. “Both [filler and fat grafting] have minimal pain and discomfort during the injection, which can be easily managed with topical numbing gel. 

Why is Fat Transfer a better alternative to Dermal Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane for facial restoration and rejuvenation? 

Benefits of Fat Transfer

Fat transfer has other benefits despite being used the same way as other dermal fillers. They are:

  • Integration

Unlike dermal fillers that use synthetic substances, fat transfer is organic. Because it comes from another part of the body, it tends to assimilate faster and more smoothly. It is infused into the existing fat cells, giving longer-lasting results that look more natural.

  • Safety

Because the fat injections use organic fat, they can be easily injected into any part of the face. Because of this, they can be used as alternatives to treatments like Botox.

  • Rich Double-edged Sword

The fat cells used in fat transfer therapies and treatments are usually rich in stem cells. These play an important role in restoring the youthfulness of the face. Beyond filling up the contours, fat transfers help rejuvenate the skin naturally.

  • Double-edged Sword

Besides getting rid of facial contours, fat transfer affects the source part of the body. The liposuction procedure may leave that part less fat. 

How much does Fat Grafting cost? 

The average cost of a facial fat transfer is between $2,500 to $5,000, though this varies depending on the area being treated.

Depending on the type of filler used, touch ups may be needed as frequently as every six months. For patients seeking a longer lasting solution that doesn’t involve a foreign substance, fat grafting offers similar facial rejuvenation without the risk of rejection.

For more on why fat injections are a better alternative to soft-tissue filler, schedule a consultation at Skintuitive MedSpa by phone or online today.