No matter how young you feel on the inside, it’s hard to ignore the aging process if it’s written all over your face.
Physical changes taking place behind the scenes as you age cause volume loss and saggy skin, which can lead to prominent fine lines and wrinkles on your face. At Skinzone Medical, Dr. Hannah Vu corrects this with fat transfers — a natural alternative to traditional dermal fillers — by using your own tissue to restore volume and give you a more youthful appearance.
Fat transfers can safely enhance almost any part of your body naturally without the risk of an allergic reaction.
A natural way to address the natural aging process
As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for your skin’s firm and supple appearance. The fat distribution in your face also changes.
When you’re young, you may have areas of plumpness in your cheeks, temples, and around your mouth and eyes, but otherwise, your facial fat is evenly distributed. With age, however, the fat on your face loses volume, shifts downward, and clumps together.
These changes can lead to saggy or loose skin and can even cause your features to appear sunken. It’s also common to gain fat in certain parts of your face, especially your chin and jowls.
To correct these changes, traditional cosmetic dermal fillers replace lost facial volume by injecting special gel formulas into your face. Unlike the dermal fillers that introduce foreign ingredients to your body, fat transfers are completely natural because they’re done exclusively with excess fat harvested from your jowls, thighs, buttocks, or abdomen.
When Dr. Vu transfers fat to different facial areas, the added volume restores the contours of your face while eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.
Fat transfers at work
Dr. Vu harvests your fat for transfer using liposuction. This procedure breaks up and removes fat from the body with a powerful vacuum inserted under the skin.
The liposuction process removes more than fat cells from your body; it also captures blood and fluids. Successful fat transfers require healthy concentrations of purified fat cells, so Dr. Vu processes the harvested material with a centrifuge to remove excess liquid and damaged cells.
Once your tissue is purified, Dr. Vu injects small amounts of healthy fat cells into several areas of your face to ensure even distribution for a natural-looking appearance. In addition to plumping your face, fat transfers can treat volume loss in several areas of your body, including:
The natural benefits of fat transfers
Fat transfers offer immediate, long-lasting results. While most dermal fillers break down and disappear over time, fat transfers last significantly longer — usually several months to years.
In addition to long-term results, fat transfers are completely natural, which reduces your risk of adverse allergic reactions. It’s also uncommon to experience soreness and swelling following fat transfer treatments.
To see if fat transfers can naturally restore lost volume in your face or body, call Skinzone Medical or use the online tool to request a consultation with Dr. Vu today.