Two to three decades of a healthy life, then followed by five decades of weaker physical and mental health, that’s life for most of us. Time spares nothing; with age every nook and cranny of the body gets affected. Changes in the face, like hollow cheeks and deep grooves from the corner of the mouth are the classic signs of ageing. Some people celebrate their age with the appearance they have, and some postpone these natural changes by undergoing facial fat transfer.
Overview Facial fat transfer is a procedure in which fats from one part of the body is removed and transferred to the face. The main aim of this procedure is to:
Have a younger look
Reduce scars on the face
Improve facial volume
Reduce facial lines
Correct deep and hollow cheeks
ELIGIBILITY People who are healthy with no serious medical conditions are eligible for facial fat transfer. However, good candidates for facial fat transfer are the individuals who: Have a healthy body weight Have sunken cheeks, lower eyelid bags, and thin lips Do not smoke Have realistic expectations with the procedure PREPARATION BEFORE PROCEDURE During the first consultation, the doctor will review the past medical records of the patient. You will be briefed about the procedure and its outcomes. A physical examination is done to determine if you have an adequate amount of donor fat; if not, then the doctor will suggest you to gain weight before undergoing surgery. For a better outcome with the surgery, the patient is advised to follow the instructions given below: Stop smoking several weeks before the procedure Do not take any medicines that increase the risk of bleeding during and after the procedure Inform the doctor about the use of current medications, vitamins, and mineral supplements