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The process of aging skin is often accompanied by a certain amount of fat loss in the cheeks and laugh lines and around the eyes. Now you are able to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin with your own fat. This procedure, referred to as autologous fat transfer or lipo-augmentation, allows fat to be recycled to other parts of the body.
Fat transfer can be successful in filling facial lines, erasing wrinkles, improving hollow eyelids, and treating facial depressions or acne scars, and in general restoring a more youthful look. Restoring fat to the hands can also dramatically improve the appearance of aging hands.
The technique involves the extraction of fat from one location on the body, usually the waistline or inner knees, and its reintroduction into the desired treatment area. Fat can also be harvested during a liposculpture procedure and can thus be a complementary procedure to liposuction. By using your body’s own fat, there is no chance for an allergic reaction. Since some of the transferred fat cells survive, long-term to permanent results may be seen. Harvested fat can be stored and injections can be repeated for maximum benefits.
Depending on the extent of the liposuction, you should be able to return to work within a week or so, though some swelling and bruising may persist for a number of weeks after. Once the fat has been injected, you may be instructed to protect your face from impacts or pressure in order to maintain your results while the fat “settles” into place. Patients who undergo a fat transfer procedure in New York, at Dr. Rokhsar’s office, often remark upon how natural the final results look. Your friends and family won’t notice that you’ve had work done–they’ll just notice that you look good. It’s that kind of natural-looking result that is among the primary draws of this procedure. The other draw is that you get to slim down in an area that, otherwise, has been a problem.
By combining liposuction and fat transfer, Dr. Rokhsar is able to help patients achieve the rejuvenation and body contouring they’re looking for.
A fat transfer involves taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it into an area of the face where there is hollowness under the eyes and sunken in cheeks. Fat is typically surgically removed from the waistline or inner knees. Fat can also be placed into the lips and to fill in severe acne scars. Also, because fat consists of long-term surviving cells, long-term and permanent results have been seen.
Those who wish to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin by filling in fat lost in cheeks and erase laugh lines and creases on the face are ideal candidates. This procedure can also be done in conjunction with liposuction. Those with allergies or have a history of rejecting treatments will be relieved to know that because the body is using its own fat to fill in problem area, making it less likely the body will reject its own natural material.