Overview

Fat Injection into Face, also known as Facial Fat Injection or Facial Fillers, can be used to add volume to your cheeks, eliminates hollows below your eyes, and improve hollows in your brow, temples, and chin. It can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. Though this process of fat injection into Face it is possible to sculpt your appearance and restore youthfulness to your face. Though soft tissue fillers have always been an option of restoring youth, facial fillers require a more extensive procedure than in comparison to the soft tissue fillers. The area to be grafted must be determined first (such as the abdomen or buttocks) and then liposuction procedure is used to extract the fat. The suctioned fat is then injected into the face. After the surgical procedure, the injected fat then has to redevelop a blood supply in order to survive. About 50% of the fat injected will survive, and the surviving fat will last forever.

Best Candidates For Facial Fat Injection

Facial fat injections can eliminate aspects of facial "wear and tear" that often appear with age, such as smile lines, frown lines, marionette lines (running from the sides of the mouth down to the chin), wrinkles and furrows, and hollows in the face (such as under the eyes or under the cheekbones). Lips that have lost volume may also be treated through fat transfer as can scars or depressions in the face from scars (such as those from acne). Individuals with one or more of these conditions may be good candidates for fat injection in the face.

The process of facial aging is multidimensional. So, facial fat injection is normally performed in patients who are older than 30, either alone or with other facial plastic procedures. The signs of natural aging include atrophy or loss of facial volume that fat may help restore. Some fat is gradually lost in the face with age. Getting older is not just sagging skin or gravity, but shrinking of tissue as well. Some patients may also have accelerated facial fat loss outside of natural aging, for example in athletes, stress, or certain medical conditions.

A person with the following facial features can go for the fat injection into Face

  • sunken cheeks

  • lower eyelid bags or dark circles

  • thin lips

  • undergoing a facelift, eyelid surgery, or other cosmetic surgery

  • only want natural, living tissue to rejuvenate your appearance

  • have sufficient recovery time after the procedure

  • good general health and reasonable expectations

In some cases, it has been noticed that fat injection into face compliments and enhances the results of facelift surgery. Speak with your cosmetic surgeon to determine if a fat injection into face procedure is appropriate for you or not.

The Procedure of fat injection into Face

The fat transfer procedure is a simple three-step process of removing fat from one area of the body and purifying it, then injecting the fat cells into the target site. The result of fat injection in the face is usually noticeable immediately after the procedure and can last several months or years, or even permanently. The procedure of facial fat injection into face into the face generally involves the following steps:

Preparing for the Fat Transfer Procedure

A fat transfer procedure performed alone (that is, not with another procedure such as extensive body contouring) is usually done with local anesthesia only, not general anesthesia that would put the patient to sleep. Some physicians may also offer an oral sedative for patients who are more apprehensive, but this isn't usually needed. The type and amount of anesthesia depend in part on the amount of liposuction and fat transfer you require, which will be determined by your doctor.

A fat transfer procedure can usually be performed as an outpatient procedure at your cosmetic surgeon's office. You should avoid the use of blood thinners such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and Naprosyn for two weeks before the fat transfer procedure. Since there's no risk of an allergic reaction to your own fat cells, there's no need for pre-procedure allergy testing.

Fat Removal

The fat transfer procedure begins with liposuction to remove some excess fat from unwanted areas, which could be the abdomen, buttocks, hips, "saddlebags," thighs, or even jawline. In order to collect as many undamaged fat cells as possible, only very-low-suction liposuction is used. These fat cells are removed from the donor site with a small-gauge hypodermic needle or a special cannula that is designed to limit damage to the fat cells.

Isolating Fat Cells

Once an adequate amount of fat has been collected, it is spun at a very high speed in a centrifuge to separate the fat cells from the liquid that is also removed by the liposuction. The damaged fat cells are removed. Only whole, undamaged, and cleansed fat cells are then used for the fat transfer.

Injection of the Fat

The fat transfer procedure is completed by injecting the fat cells into the target site(s) on your face. At this point, your doctor will have already identified the site for each fat injection, with the intent to correct imperfections or create a new contour. Using a separate hypodermic syringe, the doctor will inject the fat cells at the depth needed to achieve the desired fat transfer results.

Post-Surgical Recovery and Care

Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately after a free fat injection, though you can expect minor swelling, bruising, and redness at both your donor and recipient site. If you undergo a more extensive treatment on a larger area, it is best to minimize your activities for a day in order to give your body the chance to recover. Bruising, swelling and some blood colored fluid which drains from the incisions may be expected for a few days around the area from where the fat was collected. The newly injected area may also be swollen and bruised. Infection is a potential complication, along with numbness, or nerve damage in both areas of the body. Cosmetically, one may find some minor skin discoloration or scarring at the incision points.

It is very important that you follow the advice of your practitioner carefully after any liposuction and fat transfer treatment to help to ensure the success of the procedure and reduce the risk of complications.

  • Post-treatment recommendations may include:

  • Start walking as soon as possible after the procedure to reduce swelling and help prevent blood clots;

  • Applying cold compresses to the area treated to help reduce swelling;

  • Controlling swelling by wearing an elastic garment over the area where fat was collected;

  • Avoiding strenuous activity for a few weeks;

  • Consulting the surgeon immediately if any signs of infection or heavy bleeding or a sudden increase in pain are experienced.

Facial Fat Grafting Surgery in Hyderabad

KIMS hospital in Hyderabad is one of the finest cosmetic plastic surgery practices for Facial Fat Injection that attracts patients from throughout the state and India as well. Dr. Sharath Chandra Reddy and his team of plastic surgeons at KIMS hospital Hyderabad have decades of combined experience in all kinds of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Please fill out the form below to book your appointment now with Dr. Sharath and discuss your issue and understand the possible course of action.