Fat Transfer Beverly Hills & Tampa
As we age, we lose volume in our face and can begin to look deflated. Both fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm or Restylane and fat can be used to reverse some of these aging issues. During fat injections, also referred to as fat grafting to the face, Dr. Demetri will gently harvest fat from another part of your body, such as your stomach or thighs, and then inject that to fill folds and wrinkles in the face.Fat injections do require surgery however they last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers. Common areas to inject fat include are the nasolabial folds, the marionette lines, and the tear troughs. Fat can also be injected along the jawline to help provide more definition and hide the formation of jowls. Dr. Demetri is cautious to add too much fat in the upper portion of the face and cheek because this could give the appearance of too much fullness. Overly filled cheeks with fat (or filler) is unnatural.
Dr. Demetri wants his patients to be thoroughly educated before undergoing fat grafting. Most people may not realize but the fat that is grafted to the face will still behave similar to fat from where it came from (whether your abdomen or thighs). This means as you gain weight the fat grafted to the face will also grow. For pre-menopausal women, this is can be a very important detail because if a patient undergoes fat grafting prior to menopause but then afterwards your metabolism changes. It is possible the fat cells will enlarge and the face can become wider. As such, Dr. Demetri spends a lot of time educating his patients about that and encourages them to maintain a stable weight after fat grafting.
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