If the thought of using synthetic fillers to smooth out deep wrinkles and facial folds leaves you feeling unsure, then you might be more interested in autologous fat transferring. Also known as fat grafting, this procedure uses your body’s own fat to smooth out those stubborn wrinkles and lines, leaving behind a naturally youthful complexion.
At the Cosmetic Facial and Oral Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA, board certified plastic surgery Dr. Anthony Farole specializes in autologous fat transfers. With this procedure, Dr. Farole can easily smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, while also providing some body contouring benefits.
Let’s learn how!
How Fat Grafting Works
Dr. Farole’s fat grafting procedure is different from other plastic surgeons because he avoids performing a full liposuction procedure; instead, he uses a cannula to gently remove fat from your predetermined harvesting site. This helps prevent any major downtime, while providing you with some small body contouring benefits.
Once the fat has been removed from the harvest site, Dr. Farole cleanses the fat and prepares it for the injection process. Here’s where Dr. Farole’s specialties really shine: As a maxillofacial surgeon, he has highly detailed and specialized knowledge of facial muscles, so his fat transfers are incredibly natural-looking and produce significant results.
This means you’ll get far more targeted and effective results than someone who doesn’t have this in-depth knowledge of facial muscles (like, for example, an injection specialist).
Patients who undergo fat grafting to smooth away the signs of wrinkles and deep facial folds should expect to see results about one to two weeks after the procedure.