Facial Fat Transfer and Facelift

Date posted: 15 July, 2016
Posted by: Mr Jag Chana
facial fat transfer


Sagging, aging on the face, neck and jowls is one of the most obvious signs of aging and is a cause of concern for many men and women. Despite the fact that they are often frustratingly ineffective and expensive. A much more effective way to reduce the signs of aging in a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure. If you decide to opt for a surgical procedure like a facelift - which will have more long-lasting effects than over-the-counter or non-cosmetic treatments - you may want to consider


A facelift alone, in some cases, might not be appropriate as a 'solo' procedure. Age of the facial skin is threefold; skin aging of the skin, facial sagging of the skin and deeper tissue and the loss of facial fat. When a patient undergoes a traditional facelift, only the sagging skin is being addressed. This is what can leave post-op facelift patients with 'taut' or 'pulled' faces. Facial fat is vital for creating a youthful appearance and therefore, with the addition of facial fat transfer injections, facelifts can now tackle multiple signs of aging in order to fight the skin's aging process more effectively. This is called volumetric approach to facelift surgery.


The rejuvenating effects of facial fat transfer injections are enhanced in conjunction with removal of excess skin and lifting of the facial soft tissues. Therefore, this procedure usually works best not as a substitute for a facelift, but in conjunction with one. Surgeons including Mr. Chana frequently prefer using the two procedures collaboratively, as the results are often much more satisfactory in terms of producing the most youthful and naturally pleasing results which are long-lasting.


The advantage of using fat, as opposed to artificial substances, is that your own living cells are being injected into the face. This means if the graft takes, that it will have potential to be long-lasting and may not have to be replenished such as other non-surgical procedures.
What’s more, for patients who opt for a secondary facelift, usually to top-up their initial one after the passage of time, the facial fat transfer is often more important than the facelift itself. Surgeons suggest it provides at least half of the improvement in follow-up procedures since as the face ages more and more fats are lost with the passage of years.


As with any cosmetic procedures, the surgery may leave swelling and bruise for one-three weeks, so you may have to take a couple of weeks off work to recuperate. You may also have to keep your head elevated as much as possible for the first week during the initial recovery period.
It goes without saying that considering intricate surgery on your face is an important and personal decision. It is imperative that you find a facelift expert whom you trust, and who is highly-trained, well experienced and confident in the execution of the procedure.


Mr. Jag Chana is an award-winning consultant plastic surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in the sector with a background of working with complex facial reconstruction patients.


Dr. Chana has used his expertise in facial reconstruction to develop a thriving practice in facelift surgery, and is well-known in the industry for tailoring a patient's procedure to their facial features, creating a natural and long-lasting effect. His professional accreditation, years of experience and emphasis on a suitable procedure, which is an ideal candidate for a facelift with a facial fat transfer.

 

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