Fat atrophy and volume loss in the face has recently been recognized as a major contributor to facial aging. Hollowness of the cheeks, temples, and the lower orbital region; sharp demarcations in between different areas of the face; facial contour transition from oval to rectangular, are manifestations of volume loss in the face. These are subtle changes that combine to give one a deflated and aged appearance. Fat transfer can help rejuvenate the face by erasing such volume changes.
Facial volume augmentation can be achieved in several ways. There are several commercially available injectible fillers to augment the face; products such as Restylane, Juvederm, Scupltra, and Radiesse. Although these fillers are easy to administer, they lack permanency. Fat grafting is a permanent way to restore facial volume, and an attractive alternative to commercially available facial fillers.
Dr. Khosh performs fat grafting in Manhattan, as an office-based procedure. A small amount of fat is gently harvested from the lower body, prepared carefully, and then meticulously injected into designated areas of the face. Fat transfer can be used to enhance the appearance of the cheeks, brow, temple, and orbital regions. After this procedure, you will notice not only improved facial contours, but may also notice more vibrant and healthier skin.