Fat Transfer for the Face: What You Need to Know
When it comes to facial procedures that make your face look fuller and more sculpted, there are always options. From traditional, yet incredibly popular fillers to new procedures such as a fat transfer procedure, you can discover what would work best for you, depending on your needs and desired results.
While fat transfer procedures tend to be newer than facial fillers, such as those created with collagen, they can work wonders for a variety of concerns. Fat transfers can even be safer than traditional fillers because they involve using fat cells from your own body. Fat transfers in Los Angeles, and the rest of the country as well, are becoming more and more common. Read on to learn more about facial fat transfer procedures.
How is a Fat Transfer Procedure Performed?
A fat transfer is a procedure that involves taking fat cells from other areas of the body and injecting them elsewhere to create a fuller effect. While these fat transfers can be done on a variety of areas on the body (think lips, hands, breasts, labia, etc.), they are commonly used on the face as an alternative to traditional facial fillers.
- First, a liposuction-like procedure will remove the fat cells from an area of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, or buttocks.
- Next, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the facial area.
- When that cream takes effect, the doctor will begin to use the fat cells extracted from earlier to inject them into the areas of the face that you would like to appear fuller.
Is Anesthesia Needed?
A fat transfer procedure is an outpatient procedure that is not surgical. Because of this, general anesthesia is not necessary for the patient. However, local anesthesia can be provided.
Are There Side Effects?
Like any procedure, there are side effects, which usually include redness, swelling, itching, and bruising of the face. However, fat transfer procedures tend to be milder in terms of side effects due to the natural content used to add fullness to the face.
Why Choose a Fat Transfer Procedure Over Traditional Fillers
When it comes to finding the perfect filler for your face, a lot of research should be done.
However, rather than having any kind of chemicals or ingredients that could potentially cause an allergic reaction, fat transfer procedures use only fat cells from your own body, making the chances of rejection next to none at all.
A fat transfer has a much higher chance of success and a much lower risk of side effects as opposed to traditional fillers and is often considered safer. Fat transfer procedures are also often longer-lasting, as well, and can be repeated as often as necessary for desired results.
Offering fat transfer in Los Angeles, Dr. Ghozland and his friendly and knowledgeable staff can help answer any questions that you may have about his innovative procedure. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!