Will a Facial Fat Transfer Change the Shape of My Face?
If you’re like most people, there are probably a few things you’d like to change when it comes to your facial features. For some men and women, a set-back chin is a constant source of self-consciousness, while other patients wish they could achieve a fuller, more symmetric smile. In any of these scenarios, a fat transfer to the face can provide beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting enhancements that still keep patients looking like themselves. At MedSuite at Castle Hills in Carrollton, TX, board-certified physician Dr. Anam Tharoo performs facial fat grafting using the revolutionary BeautiFill system for a convenient treatment, minimal recovery time, and an almost instantly improved new look. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from a facial fat transfer, including if your overall face shape may change after treatment.
What can a facial fat transfer do?
There are a number of exciting enhancements that can be made with a facial fat transfer, which offers Carrollton and Lewisville, TX patients a more natural and longer-lasting alternative to dermal fillers. Some of the most common concerns that can be addressed with facial fat grafting include:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Lost facial volume
- Hollowed cheeks
- Sunken circles under the eyes
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Thin lips
- Weak jawline
- Set-back chin
- Asymmetric nose
How does a facial fat transfer work?
During a BeautiFill fat transfer to the face, which can be performed using local anesthesia and sedation only, Dr. Tharoo will begin by using liposuction to harvest excess fat cells from another area of the patient’s body. The BeautiFill system will then precisely purify fat cells, isolating only the most viable and uniform cells for transfer. This optimizes the efficiency of the procedures and improves the reliability of the final results. Once the fat cells have been adequately prepared, Dr. Tharoo will inject them into the patient’s desired areas. Using a combination of thin, layered injections and manual massage, Dr. Tharoo ensures the smoothest, most natural-looking outcome possible. Following treatment, patients may experience some swelling and bruising for about 1 – 2 weeks, though most patients are able to return to work within a week. Once the residual swelling has resolved, patients will be able to enjoy their gorgeous new look for years – or even decades – to come.
Will my face be a different shape after a fat transfer?
For patients who are looking to make subtle, isolated changes to specific features – such as plumping up the lips – a facial fat transfer will not affect their basic face shape. On the other hand, patients who wish to improve the condition, symmetry, and proportions of their face can, in fact, alter certain lines and contours of their face – like the jawline, for example – with a facial fat transfer. In either case, Dr. Tharoo takes great care to ensure that the results of a BeautiFill facial fat transfer appear natural and create enhanced harmony across the face as a whole.
Create your ideal face shape with a BeautiFill fat transfer in Carrollton, TX
Whether you hope to fill out deflated features, strengthen a weak chin, or correct facial asymmetries, you may be a candidate for a fat transfer to the face. For more information on the natural-looking and long-lasting enhancements that may be possible for you with a facial fat transfer in the Lewisville/Carrollton area, call MedSuite at Castle Hills to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Anam Tharoo today.