Achieve natural rejuvenation with fat transfer treatment
We all face the problem of aging at some point. This process occurs because of two different changes: the loss of elasticity in the skin and the loss of fat beneath the skin. If only one problem develops, such as the loss of fat, then the face may look boney and aged due to the tightness of skin around facial bones. The loss of elasticity will cause the skin to droop because of the loss of fat, again causing an aged appearance.
*Results are not guaranteed and vary from person to person.
Traditionally, facial aging has been treated with a surgical face lift. This procedure pulls sagging skin back to tighten it. The problem with this procedure alone is that, if fat loss has also occurred, the overall result of surgery may look too tight and close to the bones. A youthful face has soft, rounded contours. In order to achieve a more youthful appearance, we must address volume loss as well as loose, sagging skin.
Fat transfer for facial rejuvenation
Fat transfer, or fat grafting, offers patients a more longer lasting solution to facial aging than what is available with dermal fillers. Using natural tissues, this procedure can reshape various features for authentic enhancement. Fat transfer can fill depressed temples, fill and lift sunken cheeks, rejuvenate the hands, and even tighten a jawline that has begun to sag. Because the patient’s own tissue is used, rather than a synthetic material, the results achieved not only look natural, they are natural. More importantly, there is no risk of rejection or an adverse reaction.
The fat transfer process is very straightforward, though it does take longer to complete than treatment with synthetic injectables. Under local anesthetic, fat is harvested from a donor site in the patient’s body, such as the abdomen or the thighs. Removed fat is spun in state-of-the-art equipment for purification before strategic reinsertion into the face.
If you have begun to notice the signs of aging, Dr. Bengelsdorf can discuss with you the options for natural rejuvenation if you wish to avoid the use of synthetic materials. Call (615) 595-8177 to schedule your consultation at Franklin Skin and Laser.