Fat Transfer Growing in Popularity for Facial Rejuvenation
Fat Transfer (aka Fat Grafting and Fat Injection) is a Viable Non-Surgical Option for Facial Procedures
The idea of fat transfer from one area of the body to a more desirable location, is far from new. No doubt many have wished they could take some from “here” and move it to “there.” Fortunately, plastic surgery now allows us the opportunity to do just that.
Facial rejuvenation using fat grafting or fat injection is the process by which a plastic surgeon uses your own fat cells, harvested from fat deposits on your lower body for instance, to create a smoother, fuller, more youthful shape to your lips, nose, eyes, jowls, temples or cheeks.
Fat Transfer Fights Aging and Environmental Damage
As we age, the underlying bone structure which supports our facial features will be partially reabsorbed by our bodies, causing the original, fuller shape of our face to contract somewhat. Subcutaneous fatty deposits may succumb to the effects of gravity and become droopy, while skin elasticity and firmness can pay the price for our time spent exposed to the bright sunshine of our high desert Nevada summers. Fat transfer from other parts of the body acts as a convenient filler to compensate for these types of losses.
Fat Injections an Option for Nose Reshaping Revisions
In procedures involving the nose, fat grafting is most commonly used in nose shaping revisions when a patient is unhappy with the results of their previous rhinoplasty. Procedures involving primary nose reshaping using the newer fat transfer techniques are becoming more common, but may not be the best option for everyone seeking a nose job and carry some risks of failure. A thorough consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Timothy Janiga is crucial to determining the ideal approach for an individual desiring nose reshaping.
Fat Transfer: Explore it as an Option in Reno/Tahoe
Dr. Timothy Janiga is a well respected plastic surgeon here in the Truckee Meadows region. His experience and technical expertise make him the perfect person to speak with about the options which fat grafting adds to facial rejuvenation procedures. Please contact us today, so we can schedule a private consultation for you with Dr. Janiga. You will be able to look at before and after photographs and get all your questions answered. We look forward to meeting you.