In a recent blog post, we introduced you to a rejuvenation method known as facial fat grafting. This technique utilizes your own biological tissue to restore a more youthful appearance to areas affected by environmental stressors, genetic predisposition, and the natural aging process. This week, we would like to further explore the benefits of this innovative approach as a complementary treatment to facelift surgery. If you believe that fat grafting may be right for you, Dr. Neal Goldberg, our board certified plastic surgeon, can develop a customized treatment plan during your initial consultation.
A facelift is designed to restore the skin, muscles, and other soft tissues of the face to a higher, more youthful position. As we age, these areas may begin to loosen or settle lower than desired. Dr. Goldberg’s mid facelift technique will re-drape the deeper tissues located close to the bone and address skin laxity in the mid to lower face. This procedure can offer abundant benefits; however, the method has some limitations. For example, facial volume loss and fine wrinkles usually will remain if they existed prior to the operation.
Fat grafting specifically addresses volume loss and mild to moderate creases along the face. Collected via liposuction, the fatty tissue will be minimally processed and then administered to the hollows of the cheeks, nasolabial folds, under-eye bags, and similar areas of concern that may persist following a facelift. Dr. Goldberg employs an artistic eye, and his approach will be customized to suit your anatomic needs and expressed goals.
The fat grafting process is similar to the injection of dermal fillers but involves no foreign substances. If you have sensitive skin or a history of allergic reaction, fat injections may be a better option for your needs and goals.
Want to know more about fat grafting, facelift, or another cosmetic procedure? Contact us today, and our friendly and knowledgeable medical team will be happy to answer your questions or schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg.