We have all heard of the procedure called liposuction in which fat is scraped off of your body and suctioned away with a small medical device called a cannula. And although the last thing you want lingering around your thighs or middle section is an added layer of fat, as you age, it is nice to have fat around your face. The older you get, the more your skin starts to skin and lose fat and elastin, which can cause it to sag and droop— leaving you looking an age you never want to admit to. Luckily, with a new and innovative approach to the cosmetic surgery market, lipofilling is the procedure that uses your excess fat to inject into your face. Read on to learn more.
How Does the Process Work?
Do you have an extra bit of fat around your upper thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, or just about anywhere on your body that you are dying to get rid of? If deemed as suitable enough by Dr. Crais, you can have that fat removed by making tiny incisions into your body to harvest the fat in a safe way that won’t destroy the fat cells. Once safely removed, the fat will then be retransmitted into your face with lipofilling.
Why Not Botox or Fillers?
One of the first things that many people wonder about when considering getting lipofilling is why they wouldn’t just opt for Botox or fillers. Although Botox and fillers are great at providing people with results, some patients suffer from allergic reactions due to these substances. But because lipofilling uses your body’s fat to plump up your face, you won’t suffer from any nasty allergic reaction.
What Are Results Like?
Immediately following the lipofilling procedure, you will notice some exaggerated results that will make your face look overly plump and full for a few days up to a week. However, because about ⅓ of the fat cells die after being retransmitted into your face, the results won’t be quite as dramatic and typically take around 6 months to fully present themselves.
If you are interested in learning more about lipofilling or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas F. Crais, contact our office today!