Age comes with different changes in the body. The face undergoes several changes due to sun exposure and gravity, which can cause sagging and wrinkles due to decreased elasticity. All these changes create an old-looking face. Choosing the right Yorkville, Toronto, Canada facial fat grafting can be daunting. However, at TMB Cosmetic Surgery, you will find the best specialists with extensive experience and knowledge in facial fat grafting and minimally invasive surgery. The following is more information relating to facial fat grafting that you need to know before booking your appointment.
What is Facial Fat Grafting?
Facial fat grafting entails harvesting fat tissues from one part of the body and injecting them into various areas underneath the skin to allow facial rejuvenation. It is an effective procedure that has low allergenicity.
Facial rejuvenation aims to make a face look younger through surgical and non-surgical procedures. Fat grafting helps restore the face and also improves the tone and texture.
Some of the facial changes that fat grafting addresses include:
- Forehead hollowing
- Tear trough deformity
- Deflated lips
- Weak chin
- Poor jawline contour
- Temporal hollowing
- Supraorbital hollowing
- The increased vertical length of the lower lid
- Radiation dermatitis
- Facial deformity – congenital, acquired, or traumatic
- Facial asymmetry
The physician retrieves fat from the site that has a rich fat reservoir. Some areas with rich fat include the abdomen, buttocks, and anterior thigh. The collection is done under general anesthesia.
After harvesting the fat, it is processed through three consecutive stages: sedimentation, centrifugation and washing, and filtering. The essence of these processes is to clean and prepare the fat to be ready to be injected into the desired area.
The processed fat is then injected into the area that requires grafting several times to ensure effectiveness.
After the procedure, you will experience some complications, but they will eventually go away. They include
- Contour irregularity
- Pain at the donor site due to inadequate anesthesia
- Fat embolism
- Scarring where fat has been removed
- Overcorrection due to the transfer of excess fat tissue
- Infection and prolonged inflammation
- Blistering on the grafted area
Candidates for facial fat grafting
Facial fat grafting is an effective treatment option for persons who desire to improve their facial appearance, texture, and tone without undergoing a highly invasive surgical procedure. The patient must contain excess fat for grafting and be physically fit to undertake the procedure. The physician will conduct a full medical examination to ascertain that you fit the facial fat grafting.
The process is safe and lasts longer and is considered safe for most patients since no foreign materials are injected into the body. The physician will prescribe some oral medication to relieve the mild pain and swelling as the healing process continues.
If you feel like your face needs some rejuvenation since age has taken effect and you would like to restore it to a more youthful appearance, you are the best candidate for facial fat grafting at TMB Cosmetic Surgery. Call them today or book an appointment online and experience a new look.