Here’s How Fat Transfer Can Rejuvenate Your Face

June 7 2023

One of the few areas where people enjoy having fat is in their face. Fullness in the cheeks and lips can make a face appear more attractive and youthful. This fat is often known as “baby fat” because it is more plentiful in your younger years. As you get older, fat begins to sag, diminishing your features. It doesn’t feel fair that fat clings stubbornly to your midsection while it fades from your face, but it is a natural change.

If your facial contours are no longer to your liking, you may be a great candidate for fat transfer. This is a light surgery that involves taking fat from an area of your body with excess fat (most people choose their thighs or abdomen) and reimplanting the fat cells in the face. Here, the team of board-certified plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists discuss some of the aesthetic goals that can be achieved through fat transfer:

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Voluminous Cheeks

Pads of fat in your cheeks give your face appealing volume for the first few decades of your life. Over time, however, your production of collagen naturally declines, causing your skin to become less full and taut. Consequently, cheek fat droops and wrinkles can settle on the cheeks. Fat transfer reverses sunken cheeks by reinserting fat to this region. Best of all, your surgeon can mold the fat to create a smooth, round shape that looks natural and attractive.

Plump Lips

Having big, luscious lips is trendy right now. Although most patients choose dermal fillers to augment their lips, those who are disappointed by hyaluronic acid’s temporary results prefer fat transfer. Fat transfer to the lips lasts for many years and the surgeon has an easier time creating a specific, appealing shape with fat.

While younger adults may be drawn to oversized lips, many middle-aged adults are more interested in returning their lips to their former size. Aging causes your lips to appear thinner because they slowly roll inward as eroding bones provide less support. With extra transferred fat, your lips can look full again.

Tear Troughs

In your younger years, the area underneath your eyes is typically smooth. Alas, bags become more prominent with age, making you look not only older but more tired. Surplus fat can be reapportioned to this area to fill in the hollow areas so that your eyes do not appear sunken in.

Consult with Fat Transfer Experts

The surgical team at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists is skilled at transferring fat in a way that achieves youthful, appealing, and natural-looking results. To learn more about how you can use your own fat to reverse signs of aging, please call our Northside office at (404) 255-2975 or our Piedmont West office at (404) 343-0897.