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Can Fat Transfer Be Used as Dermal Fillers?2021-06-15T11:06:25+00:00

Learn How Your Own Fat Can Be Used to Fill Out Dips and Wrinkles

Can Fat Transfer Be Used as Dermal Fillers?

This may be shocking, but starting at age 25, our bodies produce less and less collagen each year. Collagen is our bodies’ material that fills out dips, wrinkles, and indentations to keep our faces plump and youthful, so that means that the aging process starts as early as your twenties. This loss of facial volume is completely natural, but it may not be desirable.

Luckily, you can fill out these wrinkles and hollow areas with fillers in Los Angeles. Regular dermal fillers are made from bio-safe materials, and they can be injected into the skin to plump it up for several months at a time. However, fillers are not for everyone. If you are someone who has frequent allergic reactions to skin products, you may be more interested in fat fillers for the face in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles fat fillers are done from fat taken from your own body, which is usually from the belly, hips, or inner thighs. These fat fillers can be injected into wrinkled, sunken, or folding skin to plump it back to its usual form. Just one procedure can make you look decades younger! Since it’s your own cells being put into your face, allergic reactions are rare. Having your own body’s material put into your face also causes your body to break it down much slower, creating a longer-lasting look.

Our patients who choose to undergo facial fat fillers in Los Angeles do so because it’s their own body material that’s being transferred into your face. The fillers “fill” out hollow caverns and other areas of facial volume loss to result in a youthful facial rejuvenation. Fat fillers for the cheekbones in Los Angeles are a relatively new facial rejuvenation option for those who want Los Angeles facial plastic surgery to look younger.

There are many different areas of the face that can be helped through facial fat fillers.

Dark Undereye Bags

A very common concern among our patients is the dark circles and/or bags that rest under their eyes. These dark rings can occur at any age, and your ethnicity or genetics may influence the likelihood of them showing up on your face. Another cause of these dark circles can be the loss of collagen; as you age, your eyes may feel sunken or sullen due to the loss of collagen.

If the loss of facial volume is what is causing your dark circles, then our Los Angeles cosmetic specialists can treat this issue with fillers. Los Angeles fillers from fat will be taken from other parts of your body and then injected into the tear trough or orbital hollow under the eye. This natural fat will fill out those dips. Putting a filler just under the skin can also obscure the blood vessels that are causing your undereye circles for up to 9 months.

Cheek Filler

Cheek filler has become a popular procedure among women, as high cheekbones are one of the trademarks of feminine beauty. Celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid are seen among Los Angeles plastic surgeons as the poster children for cheek fillers in Los Angeles, as their contoured faces and plump, apple-like cheeks make them seem vibrant and beautiful.

Fillers injected above and around your cheekbones will give your face the appearance of a stronger and more defined bone structure. In addition to shaping your face, these fillers can smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles that may be on your cheek area.

Due to the two above benefits, many older patients lean towards using their body fat to shape their faces instead of a traditional face lift.

Because they are not made from a foreign substance, cheek fillers from your body fat will not be broken down as fast as regular dermal fillers. Most facial fat fillers will last 2 years before results are no longer noticeable.

Acne Scars

If you’ve conquered your cystic acne but textured scars remain, you may feel like the acne never left. Cystic acne most often occurs on the chin and cheeks, and this kind of acne can easily leave a scar. However, picking at your acne is also a way to create a pitted scar on your skin. If this is the case with your face and self-esteem, then fillers through fat transfer may be the best option for you. While laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels are commonly used to treat acne scars and dark spots, fillers can be used for more severe cases.

Pitted acne scars are impossible to cover with makeup since they are indentations in your skin. These indentations can be permanent, so treating them with facial fillers is really the only option to truly get your past skin back. The facial fillers will even out the depressions to achieve the glass skin look that is so desirable right now.

Facial fillers can be administered to all patients over the age of 18. If you have active acne breakouts, your doctor will recommend that you wait until the acne goes away before you start treating acne scars with fillers.

Lip Injection

Since the rise of Kylie Jenner as a beauty icon, lip fillers have been a highly requested cosmetic procedure due to the short recovery time and low cost. Lip injections can be as low as $250, which is much cheaper than other cosmetic procedures. Additionally, people with thin lips are often very self-conscious of them, and they find that fuller lips can completely change their self-confidence.

Lip injections can be moderately painful depending on your pain tolerance, and your lips will look bigger the day of and after the procedure. This is due to swelling, and your lips will reach their final size and shape in the days following the procedure. Even though they will be a bit swollen, you can still carry on with your job and social life the same day as the procedure.

Finding a Plastic Surgeon for Fat Transfer for the Face

Many of our patients are satisfied with their facial fat transfer procedures, as there are minimal side effects and the results tend to last longer than dermal fillers like Juvederm. The double-board certified surgeons of Westside Face will meet with you for an initial consultation where they go over your concerns and speak to you about your goals.

During your treatment, you don’t need to worry, as you are in very capable hands. Contact our office to set up your consultation so you can start feeling more confident about your appearance! Don’t hesitate – the new you is waiting!

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