When you look in the mirror, do you struggle with the look of your skin? Perhaps you have sunken areas under your eyes. Some people find that their skin looks much older than they feel. Although this could be the normal progression of aging, it does not have to define how you look. With the help of a procedure called facial fat grafting, you may be able to see substantial improvement.
What Is Facial Fat Grafting?
Facial fat grafting is the process of adding fat into areas where the skin is loose. Liposuction is used to remove fat from specific areas of the body. The fat is then processed and placed into small syringes to transfer into the areas of concern on your face. The goal is to add volume with this procedure. When you visit with a plastic surgeon, you will learn a bit more about how this procedure works and when it can help in your case.
Facial fat grafting may be used in a variety of locations. That includes the cheeks. Over time, the amount of collagen produced by the skin drops. When that happens, you may develop areas where it looks like your cheeks are hollow. That’s a prime area for using this procedure to add back in some of the volume. That same type of sunken look could happen to your eyes, too. This treatment may be able to help you with that, too.
It can also be used in other areas, including to treat deep creases and wrinkles. That includes the deep folds of skin you may have around your mouth or near your nose. Some people also see benefits from using this treatment on marionette lines, forehead lines, and wrinkles along the sides of the face. Another use for it is the lips. If your lips are no longer plump like they used to be, this can offer some support. It’s also beneficial if you have naturally thin lips and want more volume in them.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Plastic Surgeon to Learn More
Call Dr. Dimitrios Motakis today to learn more about facial fat grafting. Check out the ways it can help you have a youthful, beautiful look again. You can schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon in Toronto, ON, now by calling 416-925-5775.