Facial wrinkles and creases are part and parcel of the ageing process. Lines begin to appear as the underlying hyaluronic acid and elastin fibres break down and wear out. While this process is unavoidable, it can also result from loss of facial fat, facial muscles and even facial bone, in addition to excessive squinting, frowning and smiling.
Help however is at hand thanks to the process of Fat Transfer which is a safe, natural and non-allergenic procedure designed to reshape the face and provide definition to the cheeks and chin.
Fat Transfer can also be used to correct facial deformities. The procedure is quite simple – fat is liposuctioned from the thigh and transferred to where it is needed most, drastically reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS TREATMENT?
With Fat Transfer, it is possible to have fat liposuctioned and relocated to any area of the body. Re-injected fat lasts longer in larger areas of non-movement and is therefore quite successful in the correction of sunken cheeks. Fat Transfer can also correct atrophic ageing of the hands, as well as post-surgical and post-traumatic defects.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Essential Facts
- Length of Procedure : 1 to 2 hours
- Anaesthesia: Local with/without sedation anaesthesia
- Inpatient / Outpatient : Outpatient – Day case
- Time off from work : 1 to 3 days
- Getting back to normal/sport : Up to 2 weeks (recovery from bruising/swelling: up to 10 days or longer)