What is fat transfer to the face?
If you are unhappy with the effects of aging on your face, a fat transfer to the face may be a good option for you. A fat transfer corrects the effects of aging by removing fat from the abdomen, thighs, or other areas and transferring it by injection to the desired areas of the face.
You may want fat transfer to the face if you have:
- Laugh or smile lines
- Crow’s feet
- Wrinkles and fine lines due to aging
- The desire for a more youthful looking face
Dr. Calvert can apply a fat transfer for a variety of facial enhancements. Using liposuction, he will remove fat from the abdomen or thighs and transfer it for injection into specified areas of the face. The liposuction procedure will not leave the affected area looking slimmer; however the face will appear fuller and more youthful.
Fat transfer is done under general anesthesia. Additional procedures are sometimes needed about one year after the initial procedure.