Facial fat transfer (Lipofilling of the face)

Facial fat transfer (Lipofilling of the face)

Volume loss to the face has become increasingly recognized as an important component to the aging process.

As we get older our fat content in the face loses some volume which results in wrinkling and sagging of the skin downwards.  

This results in cheeks looking sunken and the whole face a little empty.  This can also happen in people who lose a significant amount of weight.  

Dr Wessam can help you to regain the appearance of youth again and add volume the mid-face by transplanting fat taken from different part of the body (typically the abdomen and thighs or other areas that you can discuss during your preoperative consultation). 

The procedure 

Dr Wessam performs fat grafting in the operating theatre under complete sterile conditions.  The fat is obtained through a gentle hand-harvesting method, purification process, and expert injection technique.

Using small blunt cannulas the fat is injected as little droplets throughout the areas of facial hollowness. Grafted fat has a much higher blood supply so that survival is improved and the results are smoother given how small each individual fat parcel is.

Volume restoration for the face also adds more light to the face, which in turn can make the skin look more radiant and rejuvenated. 

Adding fat back to the face can even begin to help the skin texture and tone through what is thought to be a stem-cell response that the skin undergoes over areas of transplanted fat. 

Face Fat Transfer Advantages

Minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic 

No hospital stay is involved

Results are more natural-looking

Early return to work

The results are noticed immediately, a fuller face and more healthy and younger appearance.