Facial fat grafting (or “fat transfer”) is a minimally invasive procedure that removes fat from one area of the body where it can be spared, purifies it, and then injects it into areas of the face where volume is needed.
Fat Grafting or Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are an extraordinarily effective and popular treatment for hiding wrinkles, providing lift, and achieving volume. For many patients, dermal fillers are exactly what they want. However, other patients who want results similar to what dermal fillers can achieve may find that their own fat is preferable as a filler for several reasons.
One reason is that the results last much longer than dermal fillers. Other reasons are that facial fat grafting is completely organic, with nothing foreign being introduced to the body. This reduces the risk of an allergic reaction. And then finally, fat often provides a more natural-looking and feeling option than dermal fillers. This is a personal choice that will be unique to every patient. During your consultation, your specialist can help you weigh the pros and cons of each treatment.