As we age, many changes occur within the body. Some of these changes can dramatically alter our outward appearance in undesirable ways. Aside from the development of fine lines and wrinkles, the face tends to lose volume as aging occurs. The lips may look less full, the cheeks may become sunken and the jawline may experience shifts in the way fat resides.
The challenge with these issues is the fact that most solutions are only temporary. Dermal fillers, for example, are inevitably absorbed by the body. Fat is one of the few substances that does not have this issue in a healthy person. That is why fat injections can be one of the most useful procedures for reshaping the face while restoring lost facial volume.
What are Fat Injections?
Fat injections utilize fat obtained from your body to add volume to certain areas of your body. This volume is added in such a way that it enhances the overall appearance of the areas where it is injected.
The fat is derived from other areas of the body. The reason this is favorable concerns the two-fold purpose this serves:
Fat is removed from areas such as the hips, buttocks or abdomen. This can provide a slimmer and more desirable overall appearance.
The fat is purified before being meticulously injected under the skin. This helps to improve how well the fat injections maintain compatibility with the patient’s body, which in turn reduces swelling, bruising and other negative side effects.
Once the fat injections have been administered, the body will integrate the new fat cells. While a small amount will be lost, the majority should remain in a way that looks and feels significantly more natural than other alternatives for adding volume would.
Why Should You Opt for Fat Injections?
There are a few benefits of opting for fat injections over other options when trying to restore volume to the face. The most prominent reason concerns the long-term success of fat injections when compared to other options. Patients with a healthy diet and regular exercise plan who can maintain a stable weight will generally retain the restored volume they see with fat injections.
Another reason concerns the relative abundance of fat cells in the body. These cells can be derived from almost any part of the body, which in turn means that there tends to be a large amount of highly compatible tissue in the average patient.
Learn More About Fat Injections
To get all the facts about what fat injections can do to restore your lost facial volume, make an appointment at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom. We also serve the Sacramento and surrounding areas. We can assess your individual needs before developing an effective plan designed to restore lost facial volume and improve your appearance. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.