What is facial fat grafting? Does it help you look younger?
Facial fat grafting is a procedure whereby your own fat cells, stem cells and nutrients are extracted and injected to the face to help replenish volume, change structure and/or reverse ageing and scarring. It can be used as a main modality through structural fat grafting to beautify the face and/or replenish volume that ageing removes, such as with sunken cheeks or hollowed eyes. It can also be used as an adjunct for other procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty, or rhinoplasty .
The advantage of fat grafts are numerous. It is a natural, long-lasting volumizing material which is your own, thus there is no risk of rejection.
There is also a lower risk of infection compared with artificial filler materials.The stem cells and growth factors contained in the aspirate have beneficial effects that help the fat cells to survive while also regenerating tissue and skin damage, reversing the appearance and effects of ageing.