Austin Fat Transfer plastic surgery
One of the most profound processes responsible for the changes perceived as facial aging is the loss of volume most likely in the form of fat atrophy. Fat beneath the skin shrinks with age. This leaves a deflated, hollow, skeletonized appearance and compounds folds and creases. Lips become smaller with less show of the red portion, temporal hollowing occurs, and the cheeks are less prominent.
Autologous fat transfer involves fat grafting or transplantation within ones’ self. This is a very powerful tool to address volume loss. Fat is grafted to areas of depletion such as the temples, cheeks, lips to restore natural fullness and contours. Other powerful locations for injection involved the chin to enhance its projection if weak and under the eyebrows the restore the youthful fullness that is generally lost in this area with age. The fat transfer procedures are synergistic with the face/neck lift.
- Gentle harvest
- Donor sight selection
- Antibiotic choice
- Hypothermic extracorporeal phase for large volume transfer
Donor site discomfort is similar to that of liposuction which generally is quite tolerable. Fat grafting to the face can result in moderate swelling in some instances. This generally resolves in one week. Some loss in volume is expected in the first three months occurs thus touch up grafting is reasonable to anticipate.