Fat Transfer to fill in Facial Wrinkles

By on June 1, 2015 under Blog

Fat Transfer to fill in Facial Wrinkles

Each morning you look in the mirror and see wrinkles mapped across your face. From the lines around your nose to the crease between your eyes, the signs of aging cannot be escaped. You’ve protected your skin and tried every beauty product under the sun, but nothing has kept the wrinkles at bay. You may not be able to stop the years from marching on, but you can do something to reverse the signs of aging. Fat transfer is an alternative treatment that is growing in popularity, and it could be the perfect solution for you.

What is a Fat Transfer Procedure?

A fat transfer procedure uses your body’s own fat to correct fine lines and wrinkles. Because it uses a natural substance from your own body, it is unlikely for negative reactions to occur. Doctor Wendell Perry will remove fat from one area of the body to inject it into your face. Fat is typically moved from areas where there is an excess, such as the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. Once it is thoroughly purified, the fat will then be injected into treated areas. The fat provides volume and minimizes the appearance of the facial wrinkles that are common with loss of skin elasticity.

What Can I Expect During a Fat Transfer Procedure?

Your body should accept the fat injection without a problem, and the results will be long lasting. You can expect an outpatient procedure for fat transfer. Your doctor will have to prepare the area of the body where the fat will be removed, and an anesthetic will be applied. Your surgeon will make a minor incision, and liposuction will be used to remove the fat.

While the actual fat transfer injection procedure is short, you may have to wait while your fat is prepared for transfer. Once it has been cleansed, it will be injected into your treated areas. After the fat transfer is over, you may experience some bruising. Swelling is also common. Visible signs of your surgery can last up to two weeks. Once you have recovered, your face will have a natural, more youthful appearance.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer?

If you are unhappy about lines around your eyes, mouth, nose, and on your forehead, a fat transfer could be ideal for you, especially if you do not want to undergo a facelift. You can also take care of any sunken areas on your face or provide more fullness to your lips with this procedure, if approved by your surgeon. If you are in good health and don’t have any medical conditions that could cause complications, fat transfer could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re ready to combat common signs of aging on the face, a fat transfer treatment could be the perfect solution. At Dr. Wendell Perry’s office, we work with patients to determine the safest and most effective treatment options for their needs. Contact Dr. Perry’s office today to schedule your consultation.