What Is A Facial Fat Transfer And What Can It Help Achieve?

Do you have volume loss in the face but have stubborn areas of fat deposits on the body? Now you can fix both issues at once with a facial fat transfer procedure available at Aura Skin Spa in San Francisco, CA.

What Is A Facial Fat Transfer?

Dr. Anthony Waechter of Aura Skin Spa describes the facial fat transfer as a fat grafting solution available to patients who want to remove fat cells from one area of the body and use it to add volume to the facial area. Facial fat grafting requires the harvesting of fat cells from one area of the body, typically the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or upper arms, and transferring it to the face where natural volume loss occurs with aging. This eliminates a gaunt appearance that can happen with time and provides a more youthful look immediately.

Who Is A Proper Candidate For Facial Fat Transfer?

The best candidates for facial fat transfers are patients who are over the age of 18 and are interested in treating volume loss of the face without other injectable solutions such as dermal fillers. Patients best suited for this treatment may have increased skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles impacting their appearance. Volume loss can occur anywhere on the face, and is often seen in the chees, around the eyes, and in the nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth.

What Is An Alternative To Facial Fat Transfer?

Some patients may instead choose to use cosmetic fillers which are designed to add volume directly where it is needed. Additionally, more severe cases of volume loss and skin laxity may only be improved with the help of  a cosmetic plastic surgeon, who may need to use surgical intervention to achieve the results patients desire. To best determine the solution that will work for a patient, our team encourages a consultation appointment to be made at our practice for an initial evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

Call Aura Skin Spa Today!

Dr. Anthony Waechter and his team in San Francisco, CA are committed to providing patients with solutions for the body. Visit Aura Skin Spa by calling (415) 788-3800 for an appointment at 118 Columbus Avenue. Our professionals are here to assist with a wide selection of solutions for the face, skin, hair, and body under one roof!

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