Fat Transfer From Your Own Body Can Restore Lost Volume In Your Face!
Though fat often carries a negative connotation, it’s actually the source of a youthful facial shape that many men take for granted in their younger years. Unfortunately, the fat in your cheeks tends to diminish and shift downward as you age, often leading to an unwanted sunken appearance and less defined jawline. Luckily, there are ways to combat these ill effects of time and gravity. At Atlanta Face & Body, Dr. Elizabeth
utilizes an effective technique that involves harvesting your own fat from an area of your body where it’s unwanted anyway to restore lost volume and help you regain a more youthful, masculine contour.
How does fat transfer for men work?
Most people can attest to having areas of excess fat no matter how much they diet and exercise. During the fat transfer procedure, fat cells are carefully harvested from these areas (such as the belly, buttocks, or thighs) and transferred to specified areas of the face where a fuller, more contoured appearance is desired. Some of the fat grafted during this treatment will not survive once injected, but significant amounts will flourish and provide noticeable changes in volume that contribute to a younger, more refreshed look.
Am I a candidate for fat transfer for men?
Men in generally good health who wish to address facial volume loss due to aging or genetics may be good candidates for fat transfer. It’s important that you have enough fatty tissue in parts of your body to be safely harvested for the procedure. Atlanta Face & Body also offers less-invasive options to restore lacking volume, such as injectable fillers
for men. Dr. Elizabeth will perform a thorough evaluation at your private consultation and help you determine if fat transfer is the best method to achieve your personal aesthetic goals.
Which areas can be treated with fat transfer?
The most common areas men desire improvement with fat transfer include:
- Temple hollows
- Crow’s feet
- Tear troughs
- Cheek hollows/flattened cheeks
- Laugh or frown lines around the mouth
- Undefined jawline
- Volume loss in the hands
What is the fat transfer procedure like?
Fat transfer can be performed with simple relaxation techniques and local anesthesia. Depending on the amount of fat being harvested/transferred, Dr. Elizabeth may use IV sedation to ensure maximum comfort. Once the appropriate donor area is designated, she then carefully extracts the fat cells and quickly processes and purifies them to promote their efficacy. The donor fat is then strategically re-injected into the areas where additional volume and contouring are desired. The procedure typically takes about an hour to perform, depending on the degree of improvement you wish to see.
What is the recovery like after a fat transfer procedure?
You will return home the same day as your fat transfer procedure. It may take several days up to a couple of weeks to return to your regular activities. That depends on the amount of fat harvested. You’ll likely experience temporary swelling, bruising, and redness at the donor and recipient sites, with some degree of swelling potentially lasting for several weeks. Fat transfer often involves a necessary overfilling to ensure an ample amount of fat cells survive, which contributes to the swelling. There is minimal risk of allergic reaction since the fat transferred is from your own body.
Most men who elect a fat transfer procedure return to work within one to two weeks. We recommend you avoid any strenuous physical activities for up to three weeks to help ensure the implanted fat cells thrive. Some patients may require a second or third follow-up procedure scheduled several months apart to achieve optimal results.
What are the results I can expect after fat transfer?
Once any swelling subsides, you should notice a fuller, more contoured appearance. Fat transfer injections are a longer-lasting alternative to dermal fillers, which need to be repeated approximately every 6-12 months. Fat injections can last for several years in most cases. The longevity of results from fat transfer depends on multiple factors, such as the specific method used for harvesting, the purification process for the fat, and location of injections. In most cases, 30-50% of the transferred fat cells survive, which is the reason for the overfilling. Dr. Elizabeth will explain all the details during your private consultation so you have a clear understanding of what to expect.
What’s my next step to getting fat transfer in Atlanta?
Your journey to a more masculine, youthful appearance can start with a simple click or call. We’ll be glad to go over all details of the fat transfer procedure and develop a customized plan to address your specific concerns. Call (678) 888-3223 or click here
to book online.