As a child, no one wanted to be told that they had a fat face. It was an insult. Interestingly, as people age, they look back longingly on the days of having a chubby face. This is because one of the unfortunate signs of aging is losing facial volume. As we get older, our faces become skinnier, our cheeks become sunken, our temples become sullen and we have a hollow appearance to our face.
When we look at our contemporaries or other people of our same age who have a fatter face, we feel jealous. They have more facial fat, and as a result, they look younger. Many people attempt to regain their youthful appearance by using synthetic fillers to add volume. And while these techniques do have their place, more and more cosmetic surgeons appreciate the benefits of fat transfer when it comes to restoring facial volume.
One of the reasons why fat transfer may provide a better approach to restoring facial volume is that it can be used all over the face. When people go in for synthetic dermal fillers, they are usually concentrating their attention on wrinkle lines. They’re looking at the areas around the mouth, on the forehead and in the cheeks.
However, a loss of facial volume affects the entire face. In order to get your face to a point where you look younger, you may need a lot more filler than what you can get from synthetic fillers. This is especially true when talking about older patients who have already experienced significant facial volume loss.
One of the benefits of using fat transfer is that fat cells, once they take hold, continue to produce a full appearance in the patient’s face. The results last a lot longer and can offer a lot more volume when compared to their synthetic counterparts.
One argument for synthetic fillers is that they promote moisture absorption into the skin. They make the skin look and feel more elastic. And this is true in the case of some fillers. However, what cosmetic professionals are beginning to learn is that the same thing is true with fat cells. Fat transfers are full of stem cells that can positively impact the appearance of a person’s skin. Most patients notice that just a few weeks after they have the procedure done, their skin is healthier and more radiant.
Using fat grafts requires a lot of skill and patience both on the part of the doctor performing the procedure and the patient. However, in the long run, the results that a fat transfer produces are amazing. It more than makes up for the time and effort it requires.
To find out more about fat transfer for facial rejuvenation, make an appointment at the office of Dr. Joseph A. Russo, MD in Newton, MA. Our office proudly serves the Boston, MA and surrounding New England areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.