A youthful face has full, rounded features. The aging process causes a loss of volume of soft tissue in our face. This is mostly due to the loss of fat. This can produce a deflated look that can make moderate lines and wrinkles in the skin looked more pronounced. The loss of fat happens all over the face but is most noticeable in the cheeks and around the eyes, brows and mouth.
Fat transfer has become very popular in the last decade as a non-surgical method for rejuvenating the entire face. The risks with fat transfer are minimal as the tissue used is your own. This procedure can be done in the office with local anesthesia or in an accredited surgery center with sedation provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist.
The patient is expected to have minimal pain and mild to moderate bruising and swelling the first week after a fat transfer. Dr Bader will ask you to not engage in exercise for a week. Most patients resume normal activity within two weeks.