Fat Injection to the Face | Facial Fat Injection

What is Facial Fat Injection?

Facial fat injection is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to transfer fat to specific areas of the face. In this procedure, fat tissue harvested from other parts of the body is sterilized and then injected into the face. Facial fat injection is preferred to compensate for volume loss, fill in wrinkles, reduce scars, and shape facial contours.

Why Opt for Facial Fat Injection?

Those considering facial fat injection surgery generally aim to compensate for volume loss or correct wrinkles in specific areas of the face. Volume loss can occur due to aging, weight loss, or genetic factors, leading to a tired and dull appearance. Facial fat injection offers an effective solution to regain lost volume and achieve a more youthful and fuller look.

Does Facial Fat Injection Provide Permanent Results?

The results of facial fat injection are generally long-lasting or permanent. This is because the injected fat tissue is typically considered permanent by the body. However, factors such as the aging process, genetic factors, and lifestyle can affect the long-term durability of the results. Therefore, some patients may require additional injections or other aesthetic procedures over time.

What are the Effects of Facial Fat Injection?

Facial fat injection is commonly used to plump up the lips, reduce deep wrinkles, and enhance cheekbones. The effects of fat injection into the face can be summarized as follows:

- Volume Restoration: Some of the fat injected into the face is absorbed by the body, compensating for volume loss caused by aging.
- Increased Collagen Production: Fat injection stimulates collagen production, supporting skin rejuvenation.
- Revitalizing the Skin: Transferred fat cells act like stem cells, revitalizing the skin and providing a youthful appearance.
- Longevity: Approximately 40% of the injected fat can remain permanent for up to 6 months.
- Temporary Effects of Swelling and Bruising: Post-procedure swelling and bruising may occur, but these effects typically diminish within a week or ten days, followed by a fuller appearance.

What to Consider After Facial Fat Injection?

After facial fat injection surgery, patients should pay attention to several important points. Firstly, swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are normal after the surgery. These symptoms usually diminish within a few days, but patients can expedite the healing process with prescribed medications and ice applications. Additionally, patients should avoid exerting excessive pressure on their faces post-surgery and adhere to recommended dietary and resting practices according to their doctor's advice.

Are There Risks Associated with Facial Fat Injection?

Facial fat injection surgery carries some risks, including infection, uneven fat absorption or distribution, tissue loss, swelling, or excessive sensitivity. However, these risks are typically minimized in procedures performed by experienced surgeons.

Who Should Consider Facial Fat Injection?

Facial fat injection is suitable for individuals experiencing facial volume loss or seeking to correct wrinkles in specific areas. Generally, young, healthy individuals who are suitable candidates for surgery may consider this procedure. However, pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with serious health issues, or those with excessively oily skin should consult their doctors before undergoing this procedure.

In conclusion, facial fat injection offers an effective aesthetic procedure for shaping facial contours, compensating for volume loss, and achieving a more youthful appearance. However, like any surgical procedure, it has certain risks and requires attention during the recovery process. It is important for patients to follow all pre- and post-procedure instructions and stay in communication with our doctors.

Op. Dr. Murat Görkem Ataman
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