Facial plastic surgery can help rejuvenate the appearance, reducing the look of wrinkles and tightening loose skin. However, if you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance but would prefer not to undergo facial plastic surgery, facial fat transfer treatment may be right for you. Facial fat transfer, also called microlipoinjection, restores volume to the cheeks, chin, and under the eyes. Facial fat transfer candidates can achieve a youthful appearance with microlipoinjection treatment at the Ottawa, ON practice of cosmetic plastic surgeon Peter Brownrigg.
As we age, it's common to lose volume in the cheeks, chin, and under the eyes, leaving the face looking hollowed and tired. Facial fat transfer, also called microlipoinjection or autologous fat transfer, is a procedure that uses a person's own body fat to add volume to areas of the face and smooth wrinkles, creating a refreshed, youthful appearance.
Microlipoinjection begins with the removal of fat from the patient's own body. Excess fat is removed using liposuction and can be removed from such areas as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or jowls. The harvested fat is then treated to isolate and clean the fat cells. Once the fat cells are prepared, they can be injected into the desired areas of the face to restore facial contours and restore volume beneath the skin.
Because facial fat transfer uses your own fat, it is safe and does not pose a risk of an allergic reaction, making most people who wish to rejuvenate or improve their appearance candidates for treatment. Candidates for facial fat transfer include those who are in good general health and experience one or more of the following conditions.
Facial fat transfer treatment can dramatically improve your facial appearance, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, adding youthful volume to the cheeks, or fullness to the lips. To find out if facial fat transfer treatment is right for your needs, or to discuss other options for rejuvenating your appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brownrigg.