Facial fat grafting is an innovative facial rejuvenation technique that helps reverse the signs of ageing providing a more youthful appearance. This will restore lost facial volume that is a result of the ageing process. Lost body fat in the face generally makes a person look older. Inserting fat into the face can make a person appear more vibrant and youthful.
FACIAL FAT GRAFTING POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
Facial Fat Graft - THE IRON PLASTIC SURGERY
When we age our underlying collagen and elastic begin to break down and wrinkles emerge. We also tend to lose some subcutaneous fat on our faces. This brings about a haggard, hollow, or even skeletal look. Fat grafting is a natural approach to restoring a youthful look to the face that does not involve removal of skin, stretching the skin, or the risk of an unnatural looks that can result from a face lift. Fat grafting can be combined with a face lift, if that is what you need; some surgeons are also performing stand-alone stem cell facelifts that involve fat grafting. The use of autologous materials, which is essentially tissue taken from one part of the body and moved to another, is not a novel idea and has been used widely in treating many serious conditions or defects due to disease, trauma or birth defect. Although fat grafting and other types of grafting are still not perfect, they have certainly come a long way.
Baby Face Fat Grafting + PRP
After getting home, continue resting comfortably for the next 24 hours with your head elevated. Sleep on your back with 3 to 4 pillows behind your head and back for the next 3 nights after surgery. This will help decrease facial edema swelling.
I truly believe that my recovery times are a fraction of other surgeons who do this procedure for a variety of reasons. First, I tend to use much less fat to get similar if not better results. I do not overfill a face to attain long-term results. Second, I have my patient under deep sedation during the procedure so that I do not need any anesthetic injections, which can truly bloat and bruise the face.