Fat transfer is an exciting new facial rejuvenation procedure which allows us to sculpt and restore the face to its natural beauty. Age and exercise can produce fat atrophy in the face resulting in a sunken, drawn appearance. Facial fat transfer is capable of recreating the natural, healthy appearance of a youthful face, by restoring volume to it.
Facial fat transfers can be used as a single procedure to treat the whole face or targeted areas. It can also be combined with other procedures, such as a facelift or blepharoplasty. Fat, it should be noted, is not effective for filling lines or wrinkles which are better treated with other injectable fillers.
During a facial fat transfer, fat is first harvested from a fattier area of the body, such as the abdomen, hips or buttocks, through a gentle suctioning technique. Using a small cannula the fat is then injected into the face. Despite the minimal invasiveness of this procedure some post-operative bruising and swelling can be expected. The fat does not move or shift as it becomes incorporated as living tissue; results are extremely long lasting, if not permanent. This outpatient procedure usually requires only a local anesthetic or IV sedation, and there are no dressings or drains.
One the most common insecurities people have about their face is the appearance of their chin/jaw-line. Many people are unhappy with the way their chin looks, and want a more defined chin and jaw-line. This is why many people turn to chin implants, also known as chin augmentation. A chin augmentation will allow someone to finally achieve the more defined chin and jaw-line they desire.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Chin Augmentation?
The ideal candidate for a chin augmentation is someone who:
• Has a weak appearance of the chin they want to correct
• Has good functioning of the teeth and jaw
• Has possibly used soft tissue fillers such as Radiesse or Juviderm to add volume to the chin area with good results
• Is in good mental and physical health, and a non-smoker
• Has realistic expectation about the chin augmentation procedure
Click Photo to Enlarge