A natural volumising treatment to re-establish facial definition
Fat transfer can restore volume and the youthful contours of your face by injecting fat into areas such as the eyelids, cheeks, jawline and lips to restore volume. It can also help to improve facial symmetry. The fat grafts will remain in place permanently once they settle. However, the procedure does not prevent future signs of ageing that cause the breakdown of fat, it will happen gradually as part of the natural ageing process. A small amount of fat is extracted via liposuction, it is purified and subsequently introduced into the areas requiring treatment in the same way as a facial filler. The procedure is permanent and gives a natural and smooth finish. It is ideal for those wanting to avoid synthetic fillers or wrinkle reducing injections. The risk of complications is less than with synthetic fillers when using your own body fat, so the likelihood of lumps, granulomas or allergic reactions is unlikely.
Fat grafting to the face under local anaesthesia (also know as autologous fat grafting) offers a range of compelling benefits for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation. Firstly, this minimally invasive procedure enables patients to achieve natural and long-lasting results without the need for general anaesthesia, reducing the associated risks and recovery time. By using local anaesthesia, patients can remain awake and comfortable during the procedure, while the surgeon carefully harvests fat from areas with excess, such as the abdomen or thighs, and skilfully injects it into the targeted facial regions.
This not only ensures a safer experience but also allows for precise contouring, addressing issues like sunken cheeks, deep wrinkles, or hollow eye areas. Moreover, fat grafting utilises the patient’s own fat, minimising the risk of allergic reactions or rejection, and it often provides more natural-looking outcomes compared to synthetic fillers. Depending on what part of the face is injected there are also benefits to be had with the overall quality of the skin. Fat grafting under local anaesthesia presents a safe, versatile, and lasting solution for those seeking facial rejuvenation with added body contouring benefits.
The procedure takes about 60 minutes and if you’re interested book in for a consultation with Mr David Gateley who would happily explain the treatment in more detail. Mr Gateley has years of surgical experience and has performed hundreds of liposuction treatments, this experience is essential for a good, natural outcome.