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Learn How All-Natural Fat Grafting Can Take Years Off Your Face
Sep 12, 2018
Botox®, facelifts, and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments used to turn back the years and give you a younger, revitalized appearance. But wouldn’t it be nice to take the unwanted fat from your belly or thighs and use it to plump up your cheeks or even out the lines on your forehead?
Well, as it turns out, all-natural fat grafting is already a popular cosmetic treatment that can take years off your face and is offered at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery.
Fat and facial structure
There are many factors that cause lines and wrinkles to appear on your face and skin as you get older. Loss of collagen and elastin are most commonly talked about, because these structural proteins give your skin support, strength, and elasticity.
But your youthful look depends on more than just protein. The fat that sits deep under your skin helps hold your skin in place. As you get older, these pockets of fat decrease, allowing gravity to take over, causing your skin to sink and sag, and form lines and wrinkles.
All-natural fat grafting to restore your look
While dermal fillers can plump up your face, all-natural fat grafting may be better tolerated as an autologous procedure. This means you are your own donor, so the risk of rejection, infection, or allergic reaction is significantly reduced.
To perform the procedure, Dr. Polavarapu first extracts fat from your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. She then harvests the fat to clean out blood vessels and other tissue, so only the mature fat cells remain.
Then the harvested fat is injected into the previously determined areas of your face to improve your look. Fat harvesting and injection are done under a local anesthesia to reduce discomfort.
Dr. Polavarapu uses all-natural fat grafting to:
- Plump up cheeks and lips
- Fill in forehead lines
- Correct skin depressions
- Minimize lines around the nose and mouth
Filling in these areas with your own fat subtly restores your younger self and knocks years off your face. While anyone can benefit from all-natural fat grafting, it’s most popular among women from age 40 to 60.
Your body may absorb some of the fat that gets injected. To compensate, Dr. Polavarapu overfills during the procedure, so you may look a little plump for the first few days after the fill.
All-natural fat grafting is minimally invasive, so you should be able to resume your usual activities shortly after treatment.
Caring for your new look
As with many cosmetic procedures that involve the face, you want to do everything you can to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun after your all-natural fat grafting to help maintain your more youthful look. Dr. Polavarapu recommends you wear sunblock daily and cover up with a wide-brimmed hat and big sunglasses.
With good skin care practices, your new revitalized look from the fat transfer can last up to a year, although you may begin to notice a decrease in plumpness after three to six months. Dr. Polavarapu recommends continued treatments as needed to keep your skin plump and youthful.
If you’re looking for a more natural way to get a younger look, you may want to consider all-natural fat grafting at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery. Call today for a consultation or book an appointment online.
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