Thinking of undergoing a facelift? If so, then you might want to consider a fat grafting procedure.
Cosmetic surgery techniques have improved and evolved over the years. Today, there are more options than ever before to help you turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging. A fat grafting facelift is one of the latest techniques available. So, what is it and what kind of results can you expect?
What is a facelift with fat grafting?
A fat grafting facelift is a duo procedure, aiming to lift and add volume to the face. A traditional facelift procedure is carried out, followed by the fat grafting procedure.
Fat grafting is a technique that takes fat cells from one part of the body and injects them into another. So, in the case of a facelift, fat will be inserted into the face. It is known to be one of the safest ways to increase volume and it provides long-term results.
How is it performed?
After the facelift procedure has been completed, the surgeon will begin the fat grafting technique. After taking fat cells from the donor site, it is refined and centrifuged before it is injected into the target areas. It is done via a lot of small injections, ensuring the cells can quickly find a new blood supply.
The procedure is commonly used to target the cheeks and mid-face area. Fat can be added to the temples, lower lid – cheek junction, cheeks, nasolabial and jawline areas, and lips depending on the individual patient requirements.
It will be carried out under general anaesthetic and any bruising and swelling should go down within three weeks.
What benefits does it provide?
The main benefits of adding fat grafting to a facelift procedure are that it is safe and effective. As you are taking cells from your own body, it is unlikely to view them as a foreign body when they are injected into the face. This makes it one of the safest volume-boosting procedures.
It adds volume, improves contours, improves the quality of the overlying skin from the stem cells it contains, softens the facial appearance and improves rejuvenation further.
It is also known to produce impressive results. As well as helping to add volume, it will also smooth out any lines. This results in a more youthful appearance, enhancing the results of the facelift. It will also improve the condition of the overlying skin.
During your consultation, Mr Tulley will assess the nature and extent of your facial aging and advise you on whether a facelift with fat grafting is an appropriate option for you. To achieve a full rejuvenation of the face, other treatments can also be included such as an endoscopic brow lift or a neck lift. Book a consultation today to discuss all your options and Mr Tulley can advise on the right procedure for you.