Our understanding of what happens to faces as they age has changed dramatically over the last few years. This knowledge is prompting a revolution in the world of facial plastic surgery.
Many changes of facial aging are the result of a loss of fat volume in the upper face, particularly around the eyes and upper cheek, causing the typical dark circles under the eyes, packed bags under the eyelid, sagging cheeks, and the lengthening line that extends from the base of the nose to the corner of the mouth (marionette line).
Many of these issues can be improved by a facelift. The problem is, tightening the skin tends to make you look like an older person with tight skin. If the problem is a loss of fat volume, we can now address the issue specifically. At Lappert Plastic Surgery, we provide a technique known as facial fat grafting.
Facial fat grafting is performed in the office under local anesthesia with a light sedation to help you relax. We harvest fat from elsewhere on your body using a very gentle syringe technique. Next, we wash and prepare those fat cells for transplantation. The fat grafts are placed in the cheek area using incisions that are so small they don't even need to be stitched closed.
The recovery process is quite painless, although you may experience some bruising. Swelling resolves in about three to five days, at which point you'll see the wonderful effect the procedure has had on rejuvenating your face. Please note that the individual results of surgery and any other procedures will vary. Contact us
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