Facial fat injections are the right procedure for men that suffer from deflated features.
One of the main signs of aging for men is a hollow or sunken appearance around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, or jaw. This is due to the body’s own loss of collagen and fat over time. Men who suffer from deflated features and desire that youthful, rejuvenated look may be interested in a cosmetic anti-aging treatment known as fat injections. Male Plastic Surgery Los Angeles specializes in facial fat injections for men who want to replenish lost volume and recontour their faces.
What Are Facial Fat Injections?
Facial fat injections involve the transfer of fat from one area of the body to be injected into the desired areas of the face. Fat injections are a remarkable method to limit the number of wrinkles, alleviate acne scarring and reclaim a younger look. Your surgeon can enhance the volume of your face where it is lacking such as creases under the eyes, softening wrinkles, enhancing the lips and building up shallow contours in the cheeks using fat harvested from the patient’s own body.
How Do Facial Fat Injections Work?
Fat injections are a more extensive procedure than the use of other cosmetic injectable fillers. This is because liposuction techniques are involved. These techniques are used to extract the fat prior to injection. Fat injection are a non-surgical treatment but is typically coupled with a local anesthetic, and sometimes requires sedation if larger amounts of fat are being collected through liposuction methods. Overall, the procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the patient, the volume to be injected and additional procedures that are being completed at the same time.
The procedure commences by extracting fat from specific regions of the body, usually the hips or abdomen. This can be done either through a needle or a specialized suction cannula, similar to those utilized in liposuction. Once an adequate amount of fat is obtained from the donor region, it is then purified through centrifugation. This process involves spinning the fat to eliminate impurities and ensure its optimal quality for use in the injection.
The fat is then administered into areas of the patient’s face to be augmented via injection multiple times in order to achieve the desired result. This creates a ‘grid’ of threads of fat graft.
What Is The Recovery Time For Facial Fat Injections?
Right after undergoing facial fat injections, it’s common for the enhancements to seem more pronounced than the final outcome. Individuals who have this procedure can generally resume their daily activities shortly after treatment. However, it’s typical to experience slight bruising, swelling, or redness in both the donor and injected regions, which usually subside within a few weeks. Depending on the extent of liposuction used and the volume of fat extracted, the recovery phase may take longer. During recuperation, patients should steer clear of sun exposure and consider using makeup with UV protection to conceal and safeguard the effects of the treatment.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for fat injections is through a consultation. Facial fat injections are a good option if you are in good overall health, present mild-to-moderate facial aging or want to enhance the face with large amounts of volume.
While fat injections do not stop the natural aging process, injections the patient’s own fat is considered a less invasive alternative for men interested in a face lift or brow lift. Unlike other cosmetic injectables that are made from synthetic products, such as filler, fat injections do not pose a possibility of an allergic reaction because the fat tissue is taken from your own body.