Fat Transfer to the FacePerformed by Dr. Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery
Fat transfer to the face is a natural facial treatment to restore volume in areas of the face that have become deflated. Liposuction is used to collect fat from places on the body where it is abundant. The fat collected is purified and then used to:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Lift sagging jowls
- Add volume to thin lips
- Volumize deflated cheeks
- Add proportion to undersized features like the chin
Dr. Anna Wooten has helped men and women from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township and beyond look and feel their best with cosmetic surgery. Contact us online today or call 724-759-7777 to schedule your facial fat transfer consultation.
Before she decided to have a fat transfer procedure done, this woman had managed her anti-aging regime with fillers and injectables. Fat transfer offered her a long-lasting solution! Here, she is pictured before and two months after one session of fat grafting.
Candidates for Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer candidates tend to be generally healthy individuals who have a desire to correct unflattering facial wrinkles such as laugh lines, crow’s feet and forehead creases. In order to safely perform a fat graft, Dr. Wooten must be sure that you do not have any circulatory issues. Poor circulation is more commonly found in smokers. If you are deemed a healthy candidate for fat transfer to the face, Dr. Wooten will aid you in selecting a site for fat removal.
How Fat is Grafted and Transferred to the Face
Fat is harvested from a supple part of your body, purified by centrifugation, and then methodically injected with small needles into areas of the face requiring added volume. This multistep process can be broken down into three categories:
- Fat collection
Dr. Wooten will locate the donor area from which fat is to be removed. She will inject the site with a local anesthetic. Afterwards, a small incision will be created from which she will extract fat using a cannula attached to a syringe. This process is better known as liposuction.
After enough fat is harvested, Dr. Wooten will purify the fat cells using a “spinning” technique called centrifugation. The purified fat is then transferred to multiple small syringes that will be used for fat injection.
Dr. Wooten will pass a small needle in and out of the facial area being augmented. This is repeated multiple times, each time leaving a string of fat cells behind inside your natural tissue plane. The object of this process is to set in place an evenly distributed matrix of grafted fat. In certain cases, the injected area is massaged to ensure even distribution.