What Is Fat Transfer Augmentation?

As we age, our skin changes with us. We stop making as much collagen as we did in our younger years, and the skin on our faces begins to look loose and sunken. But what if there was a natural way to increase the fullness of your face without using synthetic fillers or getting a face-lift or other complicated surgical procedure? The good news is that there is such a procedure, and it’s called fat transfer augmentation.

Fat transfer augmentation is a procedure in which fat is taken from elsewhere in the body (usually the thigh or abdomen) from a liposuction needle called a cannula. The fat is then transferred into the area you wish to be treated on the face, giving the face a fuller, more youthful appearance.

There are many benefits to undergoing a fat transfer augmentation. The first is you get a little bit of liposuction as part of the procedure. The other main benefit is that because the fat transfer augmentation uses your own body fat, it is more likely to stay put in your face because it is already a part of your body. This means fat transferred to your face won’t be rejected and should not cause any adverse reaction once injected back into the body.

Fat transfer augmentation is an outpatient procedure that only takes a short time to perform. Most patients are able to return to their daily life within a few days of the procedure. Patients should see immediate results, with improvement over the next few months as the face continues to heal. Any injection sites on the face generally heal up within several days of the procedure.

You may have heard that fat transfer augmentation yielded unpredictable results in the past, but those days are gone thanks to a practitioner named Dr. Sydney R. Coleman. Coleman was able to isolate individual fat cells, harvest them, and then remove damaged fat cells from the harvested cells. He then found that by injecting the fat back into several layers of facial tissue, the fat would benefit from the blood flow and nutrients in each layer of skin. This helps keep the fat alive, and your face looking fuller, longer. Dr. Sanovich is proud to use Coleman’s method on his patients for beautiful, lasting results.

To learn more about fat transfer augmentation, please contact Dr. Sanovich’s office at 972-776-4888.

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