As you grow older, the loss of collagen, elastin, and fat tissues from the contours of your face can lead to a sunken and hollow appearance. Dr. Vial believes that restoring volume to the face is an essential component of facial rejuvenation. He’s trained in advanced fat grafting techniques that harvest unwanted fat tissues from other areas of the body to volumize the face.
What is fat grafting?
Facial fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation. This procedure involves harvesting unwanted fat cells from other parts of your body via liposuction and injecting them into the face. This is one of the most natural and effective means of restoring volume to the face and softening the appearance of facial creases and fine lines. Since fat grafting is performed using your own fat tissues, there’s no risk of allergic reactions.
How is fat grafting performed?
Your facial rejuvenation journey will start with a consultation with Dr. Vial. He will listen to your concerns and expectations, examine your face, and inform you about your fat grafting options. Dr. Vial curates a customized treatment plan for your face to ensure results that address your specific goals.
Fat grafting is an outpatient procedure performed under sedation anesthesia. It involves two primary components — liposuction and fat injections. Fat cell survival from fat grafting can vary from patient to patient, so you may need additional sessions to improve results.
What is the
after fat grafting?
How you recover in the three months after your surgery determines the outcome for years to come. Dr. Vial will provide a list of step-by-step recovery guidelines after your surgery. You will experience swelling at the injection site, which should gradually dissipate in 1-2 weeks. The results of the procedure are immediately visible. Most patients can resume normal activities in 1-2 weeks. Bruising resolves in 2-3 weeks and can be covered with makeup.