Fat Grafting Showcase
Plastic surgery is rediscovering the art of volume restoration. Appropriate replacement of fatty tissue harvested from elsewhere has amazing aesthetic results. We try to incorporate some degree of volume augmentation in many of our facial rejuvenation patients.
Patient Areas of Concern
This athletic woman presented with significant aging in her face. She felt that her face looked “drawn and severe.” She had severe volume depletion in her mid-malar (cheek) region.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Small fatty sections in her lower abdomen were aspirated (lipo-suctioned) and subsequently purified. The fat was prepared with a wash and then purified through fractional centrifugation.The purified fat aliquots were then re-injected in the areas of volume-depletion in her face.
The restoration of her facial volume has produced a remarkable rejuvenation. While she complained of looking “old and drawn,” her face was actually without any of the “typical” stigmata associated with facial aging.