As you are getting excited about the possibilities of cosmetic surgery, take a few minutes to consider the benefits of fat grafting, also called fat transfer. Available in Houston, TX at the Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, this innovative procedure actually uses your body’s own fat to help your face look younger. Dr. Yalamanchili uses this increasingly popular facial rejuvenation option to sculpt sunken, hollowed-out areas of the face and create a fuller, softer, younger-looking face.
See how fat grafting in Houston at the Belage Center can do wonders to restore a refreshed, youthful appearance to the face and reveal a more confident you. Request a consultation with Dr. Yalamanchili or call our office at (713) 978-7878 to schedule an appointment.
The Purpose of Fat Transfer
As the aging process occurs, men and women tend to lose facial fat, as well as collagen and elastin (the skin components that make skin appear healthy and supple). The effects of gravity can also take their toll on the face, resulting in sunken cheeks and a bony contour. The goal of fat transfer is not to change your appearance, but rather to restore it by adding natural, subtle highlights that draw out your unique attributes. Dr. Yalamanchili can use facial fat transfer to skillfully recreate the natural, healthy appearance of a youthful face by restoring volume. Moreover, much of the recent research regarding fat transfer has focused on the exciting role of stem cells in the fat that is being transferred to the face. The truly rejuvenating effects of stem cells appear to have a role in creating the youthful, refreshed appearance of the face following a fat transfer procedure.
Areas You Can Improve
Many people experience significant loss of facial fat as part of the aging process. When restoring the missing volume, Dr. Yalamanchili takes a holistic approach to rejuvenating the face. Rather than focusing on just one or two folds or wrinkles, Dr. Yalamanchili replenishes the volume that has been lost over the entire face. Of course, some areas might require more volume than others, and this is determined during your personal consultation with the doctor. Many of Dr. Yalamanchili’s patients have experienced very pleasing results by combining a fat transfer with other procedures such as a face lift, eyelid lift, or brow lift. If you have deep or superficial wrinkles that you want to fill in, we recommend you consider our liquid facelift (using injectable filler) options.
How Fat Transfer Is Performed
When Dr. Yalamanchili performs a fat transfer, he begins by harvesting fat cells from a donor area that has ample tissue, such as the abdomen or buttocks. He uses a small tool called a cannula to gently remove the fat cells. The fat cells are carefully prepared and then injected into the face, similar to the way injectable fillers are used. It is important to note, however, that the fat that is injected is your own tissue and has the potential for very long-lasting results. The cells integrate into their new site and thrive as living tissue. Although some of the fat will be reabsorbed by the body, this factor is taken into consideration during the treatment. Compared to facial fillers, the effects of a fat transfer procedure last much longer and can even be permanent. However, there is a recovery period associated with fat transfer that does not exist for the non-surgical fillers. Regardless, your beautiful, natural-looking results will be noticeable within a few months.
As you review all of your cosmetic surgery options, let the talented, experienced Houston cosmetic surgery team at the Belage Center be your guide to a more confident you. Please contact Dr. Yalamanchili at your convenience to schedule an enlightening conversation about facial enhancement.