Fat Grafting / Fat Transfer Conveniently located to serve New Jersey and Howell
One of the most notable changes of the aging face is the loss of volume. Fillers provide one method for replenishing some of this volume. However, our very own fat can be used for volume replenishment and facial rejuvenation.
While this sounds very similar to facial fillers, there are some key differences:
- While at least 30% of the fat will be re-absorbed by the body, it is generally retained longer than fillers, and it is often considered a “permanent filler”
- Because we know that 30% will be re-absorbed, we must account for this by slightly over-filling initially.
- Fat has also been suggested to contain stem cells, which improve the overlying skin quality.
- Since we are suctioning fat from another region, the recovery process is more involved, requiring the patient to care for “donor region” or area from which the fat was taken by wearing a compression garment.