WHAT IS A FACIAL FAT TRANSFER?
During the natural aging process, the underlying facial tissues responsible for giving the skin its youthfully voluminous appearance begin to break down, leading to a significant increase in the prominence of facial creases and wrinkles (ie. laugh lines, marionette lines and crow’s feet), and a reduction in facial volume, which can cause the face to appear gaunt and tired. Facial fat transfers are a minimally invasive treatment option performed as a countermeasure to these visible signs of aging, and function by augmenting facial volume and filling in the creases, wrinkles and folds, thereby enhancing the overall youthfulness of one’s facial appearance.
Facial fat transfers are performed under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort, and do not necessitate significant post-treatment downtime. During the fat transfer procedure, small amounts of fat that have been harvested from the thighs, abdomen, or hips, are injected into the areas of the face with depleted volume (ie. nasolabial folds, lips, under eye area, temples, mid-facial cheek region). Facial fat transfers are frequently utilized to:
- Minimize the appearance of lines between the nose and mouth
- Diminish the appearance of forehead wrinkles and marionette lines
- Restore fullness to the cheeks, lips and temples
In order to safely achieve optimal results from your facial fat transfer, it is important that your procedure is performed by a competent plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Hani Sinno, M.D. Dr. Sinno is a plastic surgeon, who helps patients achieve naturally beautiful facial rejuvenation results with facial fat transfer procedures at his private practice in Montreal, Quebec.
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Dr. Sinno and his well-trained team members have worked to create a welcoming, healing office environment, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your facial fat transfer details and options. Your facial fat transfer procedure will be uniquely customized to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and you can be assured that you will have the best possible patient care throughout your facial fat transfer experience. If you would like additional information about facial fat transfer procedures, please contact Dr. Sinno’s office today. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sinno.
For more information on this specific procedure and to watch a 3D video animation, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) here: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/3d-animations.html