Facial Fat Transfer
Perhaps you’ve noticed a change in your cheeks, jaw, and lips over the decades. Learn more about fat grafting!
Facial Fat Grafting
The fat and muscle volume naturally located in the deep layers of facial tissue will diminish or shift downward over time. We have 57 muscles in our face and fat pads which provide soft, structural support to overlying tissues. Collagen and a secure network of fibers create the smooth and firm surface youthful faces display; however, after the age of 30, these natural tissues qualities begin to break down and to slow in production. The result is thinner, weaker skin with less elastic tone and hydration.
Gravity inevitably pulls facial skin down and during the middle-aged years is when people commonly start to see loss of definition in the jaw, deepening nasolabial folds, bags under the eyes and flattening cheeks. Lips become thinner and small lines may form around them as well.
What is Facial Fat Grafting?
The ideal cosmetic facial solution for each individual is as unique as people are. While for some with advanced age and excess skin, a facelift will offer optimal revitalization, others only need to replace the supportive, foundational volume and softness under their surface to achieve a smoother, lifted look. Today, we can replace fat stores in areas like the cheeks or lips using a person’s own, purified fat. This is called an autologous procedure because it utilizes the 100% natural material found in your own body. Fat is a completely natural filler, and when it comes from your personal safety, you can eliminate the concern of product rejection, allergic reaction or disease transmission.
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Fat transfer for facial features
Fat transfer for facial features is done under general anesthesia or IV sedation. You will be asleep and completely comfortable, but Dr. Kolenda is also an expert in the area of pain management and prevention and uses advanced techniques to reduce tissue trauma while ensuring long-lasting comfort in the face after surgery so the recovery process is as pleasant as possible.
Your fat grafting procedure will take place in our beautiful, boutique surgery centre where our staff is fully licenced, well educated and experienced in their fields. Everyone from our renowned plastic surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurses to aestheticians are pleased to be a part of a dynamic, elite team at your service.
Dr. Kolenda begins by harvesting fat with a small, blunt needle and suction technology. For facial enhancement, only a small amount of fat is required: 2-3 ounces. It is processed through a delicate purification and separation procedure that allows the healthy fat stem cells alone to be drawn into syringes for reimplantation. Tiny, micro -injections reintroduce the liquid fat to various places and depths in the facial tissue. This part of the process is time consuming but key to achieving a uniform, realistic effect. Once the result has been slowly sculpted, you will be gently awakened in our comfortable recovery room.