Although various dermal fillers can help restore lost volume due to aging, facial fat grafting in Salt Lake City is a natural way to replenish hollow features of the face.

What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting, also known as micro fat transfer, uses the patient’s purified donated fat to restore volume in certain areas of the face, such as the cheeks, temples, wrinkles, and lips. First, the fat is harvested from common areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, or flanks to be transferred or grafted into the treatment area(s).

Who is a Candidate for Facial Fat Grafting?

Any healthy individual with realistic expectations of their cosmetic treatment may be a good candidate for facial fat transfer. The patient will need some donor fat to be gently liposuctioned from an area of the body for facial rejuvenation. It’s important to have a thorough conversation about your aesthetic goals with Dr. Howland during your consultation to ensure your desired results.

What to Expect

Facial fat grafting is one of the most natural procedures. Dr. Howland begins the procedure by harvesting a certain amount of fat from a donor area. The fat is then spun in a centrifuge and purified to be reinjected back into predetermined treatment areas, such as the cheeks, lips or temples.

Facial Fat Grafting Results

Results of your procedure will be apparent immediately after, however, some fat will be reabsorbed by the body and your final results will develop within a few days. You will see an improvement in volume, a smoother complexion and a more youthful appearance with just one procedure. Additionally, facial fat grafting lasts longer than traditional fillers, but aging is inevitable and may affect your results but not for a few years.

If you are considering facial fat grafting, contact Dr. Howland today to request your consultation. Get a more youthful look the most natural way possible.