Look Fabulous with Fat Transfer: Lipografting Overview

Published: 01st March 2010
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Many people want to rejuvenate their facial appearance at one point or another in their adult life. However, many people would like to do so without having to go under the knife and plastic surgery. If you are looking for a more natural method for facial rejuvenation you may want to consider fat transfer. This non-surgical cosmetic procedure gives you a more supple, youthful appearance without the use of synthetic fillers or an invasive surgical technique.

Fat transfer is also commonly referred to as fat sculpting or lipografting. The procedure can help improve your appearance in a number of ways. It can add more shape to your cheeks and chin. It can fill in the area under your eyes and it can even plump up your lips.

There are different techniques used to perform this non-surgical cosmetic procedure. If you have an autologous procedure, your own fat is used to treat the areas you have chosen for improvement. First, the surgeon uses the liposuction technique to collect fat cells from areas that have extra fat such as the abdomen, thighs, butt, or neck. Then, they separate the fat cells from the other tissue, clean them, and inject them into the places that need cosmetic correction.

The benefits of fat transfer far outweigh the risks for most patients seeking this particular facial injectable. The risks, although minor, would include swelling and soreness. The benefits are many including less chance of allergy than other types of facial injectables and the results of fat transfer last far longer because they don't absorb into the body like many of the synthetic fillers.

There are many things that fat transfer can fix or improve. Most people use the procedure to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial hollowing caused by age. Frown lines, crow's feet, smile lines, and more can all be corrected with fat transfer. The fat transfer procedure can also be used to improve depressions from scars.

If you want to achieve facial rejuvenation but aren't ready for invasive procedures such as facelift surgery, talk to your plastic surgeon about volume enhancement with lipografting. This popular procedure can improve the appearance of many common aging signs to create a youthful, rested look.

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