Facial implants used to be the most popular choice for changing the way our faces look, using special devices placed under the skin. But now, there’s a newer method that uses your own body fat instead. This fat grafting technique is becoming more popular because it’s simpler and safer, using the body’s natural tissue.

Whether it’s for the temples, cheeks, nasolabial and jawline, facial fat grafting lets you change your look without the need for traditional implants.

Here, we’ll explore what facial fat grafting is, and how you can get the best results from the procedure.

What is facial fat grafting?

Facial fat grafting is a simple, yet effective, way to change how you look by using something very personal and natural: your own body fat.

A surgeon takes a little bit of fat from one part of your body, and then carefully inserts it into the cheeks, jawline, lower lid – cheek junction, lips or other parts of your face.

This method is fast gaining in popularity as it leads to fewer side effects and more natural, long-term results.

How to get the best results with facial fat grafting

Getting the best results from facial fat grafting doesn’t just depend on the surgery itself. What you do before and after the procedure plays a huge role too. During your consultation, Mr Tulley will assess the nature and extent of your facial ageing and advise you on whether a facelift with fat grafting is an appropriate option for you. You may choose the option to have a browlift, blepharoplasty or other additional facial surgery, for a full facial rejuvenation.

If you go ahead, here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your treatment:

Follow your surgeon’s aftercare advice

You will be provided with specific instructions on how to take care of yourself. This could include how to clean the treated areas, what activities to avoid, and how to manage any discomfort.

It’s important to follow these directions to the letter. They’re designed to help you heal properly and ensure your results last as long as possible.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Avoiding smoking and all nicotine products is crucial to ensure good fat survival. What you eat and how much you move can really affect how well you heal and how your results turn out. Eating a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins helps your body repair itself and keeps your skin looking great.

Regular, gentle exercise, once your doctor says it’s okay, can improve circulation and speed up the healing process. Just remember, the goal is to support your body’s healing, not to push it too hard too fast.

Give the body enough time to heal

Some people may see their final results quicker than others. It’s crucial to be patient through the healing process and not rush things. The fat normally stabilises around two months post-op to give a good indication of the final results.

Facial fat grafting is an exciting option for anyone looking to refresh their look in a more natural way. Using your own fat, this procedure can help enhance your facial features, giving you a fuller, softer and more youthful appearance.

To find out if it could be the right option for you, schedule an appointment with Mr Paul Tulley today.